In 2014, Bishop Wright commissioned twelve clergy and lay leaders to evaluate and make recommendations for changes to our Diocesan Youth Ministry Programs. In 2015, the task force was expanded to the Commission on Youth Ministry, calling upon youth, young adults, and adults to serve the church by continuing to evaluate and streamline youth ministry in the Diocese of Atlanta.
The purpose of the Commission is to ensure proper execution of the purpose statement of youth ministry in our Diocese: "we believe in forming disciples by sharing the all inclusive and unconditional love of Jesus Christ.” In order to realize this purpose, the Commission will:
Be an advocate for diocesan youth ministry and parish youth ministry in the church
Plan and facilitate Jr. and Sr. DYC
Plan and facilitate the Overnight @ Annual Council
Plan and facilitate the Hunger Walk/Run Eucharist
Plan and facilitate the Graduation Celebration
In order to live into these commitments, the Diocesan Youth Commission will meet 3 times throughout the year, mainly via Zoom. Click herefor more information on the structure of the Commission on Youth Ministry including the covenant. Applications will be available on this page when open.
Must be in high school during 2018/2019 school year (for youth reps)
Must be 1 year removed from high school (to serve as a young adult rep)
Must serve on only one other youth steering committee
Must be able to attend the overnight training in August
Must be able to attend meetings in November and December