Young Adults & Campus Ministry
The Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina is committed to forming disciples in all stages of life. Explore some of our offerings for college students and young professionals below.
ECW Bena Dial Scholarship
The Bena Dial Scholarship of the Episcopal Church Women of Upper South Carolina is offered annually to full-time students who are active participants and members of parishes of the diocese. Selection is based upon criteria including academic excellence, church and diocesan involvement, and financial need. The application can be found here, and the deadline to apply is March 15, 2020.
Textile Village Servant Corps
The goal of the Textile Village Servant Corps is allow for young adults to experience life changing spiritual formation via community immersion, practice based discernment, and daily service. Below, you’ll find a basic outline of the program’s identity.
- Participants must be aged 21-29 (College Graduates or Life Experienced)
- Each participant must have a community-centered job that will provide a backbone to their experience
- Support from the South Carolina Episcopal Diocese and St. Andrew’s in Greenville allow the program to thrive.
- A home rented by TVSC for the purpose of the cohort to use as an intentional living community.
- Three retreats during the year to further develop spiritual practices and understanding.
At this time, there are two confirmed work sites: Poe Mill Achievement Center and GirlUp. PMAC has requested to have an African American corps member, and GirlUp has requested a female corps member. These roles will have broad-sweeping responsibilities that will truly shape a young professional's career. Each will include hands-on mentorship with students and work with the program infrastructure (ranging from bus driving/student pick up to grant writing).
Interested in becoming a member of TVSC? Apply for the 2020-2021 year today!
This application also includes opportunities with the Blue Ridge Service Corps located in Hendersonville, North Carolina in the Diocese of Western North Carolina. Their program focuses on job sites in the food justice system.
Episcopal Church Opportunities
The Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministries supports ministries of, to, and with young adults (ages 18-30) both on and off college campuses through the communities, resources and networks of the Episcopal Church. Through leadership development, networking across the church, gathering online and in person, and offering support through each diocese and province, we strive to create a community of leaders and young adults engaged in mission and ministry together.
Episcopal Service Corps
Episcopal Service Corps is a network of young adults ages 21-32 serving through locally organized intentional communities that are dedicated to:
- Serving others in solidarity
- Promoting justice in community
- Deepening spiritual awareness
- Discerning vocation
- Living simply
Young Adult Service Corps
The Office of Global Partnerships oversees the Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps (YASC), which gives Episcopalians ages 21-30 the opportunity to connect with the Anglican Communion and live in a community abroad for a year. These young adults serve as teachers in church-run schools, work alongside development professionals who seek to empower their local communities, and participate in the daily life and ministry of churches and cathedrals around the Anglican Communion. For more information, read the FAQ. Apply here for 2020-2021 placements.
Oasis will now take place online, and there is no registration fee. Register here.
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