In 2014, Bishop Wright commissioned twelve clergy and lay adults 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: "form disciples by sharing the unconditional love and inclusivity of Jesus Christ.” In order to realize this purpose, the Commission will
Be an advocate for diocesan youth ministry and parish youth ministry on in the church
Plan and facilitate Jr. and Sr. DYC
Plan and facilitate the Annual Council Lock-In
Plan and facilitate the Hunger Walk/Run Eucharist
Plan and facilitate the Graduation Celebration
Must be in high school during 2018/2019 school year (for youth reps)
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 on November and December
In order to fulfill its purpose, the Diocesan Youth Commission will meet 3 times throughout the year, at various churches throughout metro Atlanta. Once member selections take place, Click here for more information on the structure of the Commission on Youth Ministry including the covenant. Applications will be available on this page when open.
You can apply for the 2019/2020 Commission on Youth Ministry here.