Children's and Youth Formation
Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina Youth Ministry gives youth in grades 6-12 the opportunity "To Know, Grow, and Sow the Love of Christ" through retreat-style events that seek to cultivate community, broaden perspectives, and deepen faith. All youth events are designed and led by youth with adult supervision and clergy input.
For more information, contact Katelyn Kenney.
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The Diocesan Youth Leadership Committee (DYLC) is made up of young people (high school students) and adults (22 and up) from throughout the diocese. This group serves as the core leadership for implementing policy, developing procedures, and designing overall structure for diocesan youth ministry for the coming program year. Members are appointed to serve for one-year terms and m…Read More »
The transition from elementary school into middle school is often a time filled with excitement and anxiety, where students may feel "in-between" two worlds. Even at church, fifth graders think they're too old for Sunday school but are intimidated by middle school kids. Bridge Retreat allows these students to experience a shorter version of a youth retreat with children their own…Read More »
is a Christian experience presented by teenagers, for teenagers (with the help of clergy and lay adult leaders). The Happening program is meant to be one of the instruments within the Anglican Tradition of renewing the Christian church in the power of the Holy Spirit, so that the church may more readily respond to its call to spread the Kingdom of God throughout the wor…
Adult volunteers play a critical role in formation ministries by showing young people of our diocese that there are older people in their communities who care about their well-being and spiritual development. At the same time, adults who volunteer with young persons get the opportunity to learn from younger generations and be inspired by their stories. Our children and youth prog…Read More »
Province IV Youth Leadership and Networking Meeting
The Province IV Youth Leadership and Networking Meeting (PYNM) is a gathering of diocesan youth ministry coordinators and youth leaders from across Province IV where participants engage in leadership development and idea-sharing. Participants from the Diocese of Upper South Carolina are selected from members of the Diocesan You…Read More »