Episcopal Diocese of Kansas Formation
Children, Youth, Young Adults, & Campus Ministry
The mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas Youth, Young Adult, & Campus Ministry is to gather, equip, and send disciples of Jesus Christ to witness to God’s reconciling love.
We strive to accomplish this mission by providing quality programs and events that are biblically based for the entire diocese. Events and programs are designed for young people to experience opportunities in Evangelism, Spiritual Formation, Christian Leadership, Mission, Fellowship, Scripture, Discernment, and the Episcopal Church.
Episcopalians have been attending Summer Camp the first week in June at Camp Wood YMCA for over 80 years. Camp Wood is accredited by the American Camp Association–a process that has over 300 safety and quality standards. There are separate age-appropriate Christian education, camp activities, and sleeping arrangements for four age-groups, as well as healthy well-balanced meals with accommodations available for allergies.
PARENTS HANDBOOK FOR CAMPERS
CHILDREN"S MINISTRY RESOURCES
- Lesson Plans that Work: created by The Episcopal Church, they follow the lectionary
- Episcopal Children’s Curriculum: a thematic program available free for download. Each has 3 years of material on Baptism, Eucharist, and Worship.
- Preschool and Kindergarten
- Primary (Grades 1-3)
- Intermediate (Grades 4-6)
- Called To Teach and Learn: A Catechetical Vision and Guide for the Episcopal Church (1994)
- companion piece written by The Rev. Canon Joe Russell, Discovering Called to Teach and Learn
- The Children’s Charter for the Church was adopted at General Convention in 1997. We are called to ministry to children, minister for children, and minister with children.
- Charter for Lifelong Christian Formation that states that worship, study, prayer, and action are part of what it means to be an ever-growing disciple of Christ
- Awake My Soul: A Liturgical Resource for use with Children and Adults edited by Ernesto Medina and Julia Huttar Bailey is a great example of the create ways the gospel, readings, and prayers of the people can engage all ages.
- Thoughts of a Christian Educator: each year she publishes reviews of all the current Sunday School curriculums, VBS programs, and Confirmation curriculums
- Storypath: Connecting children’s literature with our faith story