Young Adult & Campus Ministries
2020 Young Adult and Campus Ministries Leadership Conference
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June 23-26, 2020
2020 YACM Grant Process and Application
The Episcopal Church invites applications for grants to assist with Young Adult and Campus Ministries throughout the church. This is a three-step process which includes discernment and planning, writing the application, and online submission. This process is designed to help you discern where and how God is calling your community to serve young adults and whether now is the right time to apply for a grant. We hope this process is an invitation for you and your community to consider how the Episcopal Church can minister with young adults on and off college campuses, (including community colleges and tribal college campuses, non-traditional degree programs) in the military, and those who are not in college.
These grants are intended to provide funding for an Episcopal ministry (or ecumenical ministry with an Episcopal presence) in a diocese, congregation, or college/university that is currently engaging in or seeking a new relationship with young adults on and off college campuses.
Competitive Grant Requirements
Recipient understands that the recipient’s diocese’s failure to pay its assessment in full or to apply for and receive a waiver shall render the diocese ineligible to receive grants or loans from the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society unless approved by Executive Council. In accordance with Canon I.4.6
- applicant’s diocese pays its full assessment
- applicant’s diocese has been granted a waiver for years (list)
- applicant’s diocese has made application for a waiver but has not been advised regarding a determination
applicant understands that the applicant’s diocese’s failure to pay its assessment in full or to apply for and receive a waiver shall render the diocese ineligible to receive grants or loans from the DFMS approved by Executive Council
Amount, Duration, and Categories of Grants
A total of $133,000 is available for this cycle, with a total of $400,000 available this triennium. These grants are for the 2019-2020 academic year. Deadline for submitting grants is November 11, 2019. There are four categories of grants:
- Leadership Grant: to establish a new, restore a dormant, or reenergize a current campus ministry. Grant will range from $5,000-30,000 and can be used over a two-year period.
- Campus Ministry Grants: to provide seed money to assist in the start-up of new, innovative campus ministries or to enhance a current ministry. Grants $1,000-5,000.
- Young Adult Ministry Grants: to provide seed money to assist in the start-up of new, innovative young adult ministries or to enhance a current ministry. Grants $1,000-5,000.
- Project Grants: to provide money for a one-time project that will enhance and impact the campus or young adult ministry. Grants $100-1,000.
Download the Grant Discernment and Planning, Grant Process and Guidelines, and Grant Application at the link below. Begin your discernment and writing now!
If you have questions, please reach out to your Provincial Coordinator.
Dates to know:
- The online submission portal will open on October 14.
- Deadline for applications is November 11 at 10pm eastern time.
The Spanish translation of all materials will be available next week.
Mental Health First Aid Training
The Episcopal Church Department of Faith Formation is offering a Mental Health First Aid training specifically for those who work with young adults. This will hopefully be the first of many of these trainings that we hold as there has been great interest in talking about Mental Health as we work with young adults in a faith-based setting - be it a chaplaincy, young adult group, congregation, community, or Episcopal Service Corps site.
The training will be held Tuesday, October 15 at
St. Philip's Episcopal Church
, 403 E Main St., Durham, NC 27701. Registration is limited to 30 individuals. This form will be closed when registration is full.
For more information and to register please go to:
EYE Pastoral Care Team
Are you a young adult or adult (at least 19 years of age or older) who would love to support the ministry and work of the 2020 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE20)? Volunteer to serve at the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE20) being held in Washington DC area July 7-11, 2020! You can apply to serve as Dorm Crew, Event Team, or Medical Care Team. All of these roles support the ministry and work of EYE20 and are managed by the Pastoral Care Coordinators, The Rev. Shannon Kelly, The Rev. Rich Clark, and Lauren Wainwright. See the skills/gifts, qualifications, and job descriptions in the link below for more information. You cannot be a part of your diocesan delegation and volunteer for any part of the Pastoral Care Team.
Deadline for submission is October 20, 2019.
Click this link for more information and to apply.
Is your Ministry on the Map?
Is it current info?
In order for folks to stay connected and be able to find your ministry, we encourage you to check out your listing on the map and make sure it is current. If you are not yet on the map or if you have changes, just click on the link at the bottom of the map that says, "Something missing? Suggest a place for this map." OR if you are already on the map, you can submit changes.
Helping Young Adults Connect
In an effort to help young adults connect with ministries, communities, and churches when they move, we have a Referral Form online. Either the young adult can fill it out or someone can fill it out on their behalf. When we get a referral, the YACM Office and Council works to connect them with folks in their area.
If you are a young adult (or know a young adult) who is looking for community and relationship as you explore your faith and way in life, we want to help you find a connection to a ministry, chaplaincy, local clergy person, leader, or organizer. We know that finding a community can be a daunting and overwhelming task. By filling in this form, we will do our best to connect you to a congregation, young adult ministry, campus ministry, or other kinds of ministry near you.
Reaching out to Student Athletes
Following conversations that were begun at the Uncharted Conference this past summer, we are inviting anyone to join a call if you are interested in reaching out to student athletes, have reached out to student athletes or have experience in this area. If you would like to be included in the next call, please email