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A Podcast for Professional Youth Workers, especially those connected to the Episcopal Church.

Episcopal Youth Ministry in ATL Episcopal Youth Ministry in ATL

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 22 Ratings

A Podcast for Professional Youth Workers, especially those connected to the Episcopal Church.

    Youth in Leadership with Special Guest Tai Jackson

    Youth in Leadership with Special Guest Tai Jackson

    Welcome to episode 2 of Youth in Leadership.  In this episode, Arianna has a converrsation with Tai Jackson.

    Tai is a sophomore, a member St. Margaret's Carrolton, and attended Steps to Lead 2020.

    Tai speaks about his passion project of creating a LGBTQ+ Alliance Club at his high school. He further elaborates on his faith, the challenges he faces in leadership, and how advocacy and being an ally is important work as a follower of Jesus.

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    The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta is launching a new and innovative interview segment. “Youth in Leadership” will feature youth who have stepped up in evident ways in their call to embody Jesus’ work here on earth: to lead with love - especially during the pandemic. Using Bishop Rob Wright’s words “leadership is the capacity to mobilize others to address tough problems, especially problems we would rather avoid”, these interviews will highlight how youth and youth leaders thrive in leadership roles, the challenges faced, and how those around them inspire them and how they inspire others.

    Watch the series on YouTube.

    • 18 min
    Special Release - Youth in Leadership Pilot

    Special Release - Youth in Leadership Pilot

    Welcome to a very special episode of Episcopal Youth Ministry in ATL. We are excited to share a new project of our diocese that recently premiered on YouTube. We know we have a core audience of this podcast that will greatly appreciate a conversation on leadership between the young people we serve.

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    The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta is launching a new and innovative interview segment. “Youth in Leadership” will feature youth who have stepped up in evident ways in their call to embody Jesus’ work here on earth: to lead with love - especially during the pandemic. These interviews will feature young people and youth workers from across the Diocese of Atlanta. These people will be interviewed by Arianna Cantillo, Youth Intern for Digital Media, and will respond to questions of their faith life, leadership journey, and where along the road these two intersect.

    Using Bishop Rob Wright’s words “leadership is the capacity to mobilize others to address tough problems, especially problems we would rather avoid”, these interviews will highlight how youth and youth leaders thrive in leadership roles, the challenges faced, and how those around them inspire them and how they inspire others.

    Follow the Diocese of Atlanta Youth, @eycdioatl, on Facebook and Instagram to guarantee your engagement in conversations with various youth and youth workers in leadership in our faith communities.

    The pilot episode features Bailey Toms, a senior at St. Patrick's Dunwoody, that serves on her vestry and helps lead liturgies at her church through art and prayer.

    Watch the series on YouTube.

    • 14 min
    A Conversation on Campus Ministry with Samantha Clare and The Rev. Clayton Harrington at Rooted in Jesus

    A Conversation on Campus Ministry with Samantha Clare and The Rev. Clayton Harrington at Rooted in Jesus

    When the pandemic started, we paused on the episodes we recorded during last year's Rooted in Jesus Conference. With Forma21 in the rearview, we thought it was time to pull these out of the folder and get them to the people. Though some contexts will have certainly changed, there is still much to learn from these conversations with incredible leaders across the Episcopal Church. 

    In this episode, our hosts have a conversation with 2 Campus Ministers about Campus Ministry, what serving their students looks like, what the identity of a campus ministry looks like, and so much more great conversation.

    The Rev. Clayton Harrington serves as the Campus Missioner for the Episcopal Center at the University of Georgia and as the Associate Rector for Youth and Young Adult Ministries for Emmanuel Episcopal Church located in Athens, Ga. 

    Samantha Clare serves as the Director of Christian Formation at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Previously, she served as the Campus Minister of The University of Arkansas. 

    • 55 min
    A Conversation with The Rev. Dr. Patricia Lyons at Rooted in Jesus

    A Conversation with The Rev. Dr. Patricia Lyons at Rooted in Jesus

    When the pandemic started, we paused on the episodes we recorded during last year's Rooted in Jesus Conference. With Forma21 in the rearview, we thought it was time to pull these out of the folder and get them to the people. Though some contexts will have certainly changed, there is still much to learn from these conversations with incredible leaders across the Episcopal Church. 

    In this episode recorded during the Rooted in Jesus Conference in January 2020, we sat down with The Rev. Dr. Patricia Lyons. Our hosts has so much fun talking young people including their vulnerability and honesty, parents and technology, and of course, Harry Potter. Because that is what you when you have The Hogwarts Chaplain on a podcast! Listen in for the full conversation. Follow Patricia at The Hogwarts Chaplain on social media.

    The Rev. Dr. Patricia Lyons is currently serving as Affiliative Faculty and Director of Evangelism at the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA. Prior to her current teaching at VTS, Tricia served in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington as Canon for Evangelism. Dr. Lyons is one of the most sought-after teachers, speakers and preachers across many mainline denominations. She was formerly a chaplain, teacher, and administrator in Episcopal Schools. Early in her career she began publishing and consulting with schools across the country on stages of moral and spiritual development, delivering keynote addresses to the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Episcopal Schools and other educational and religious institutions. 

    • 49 min
    A Conversation with Canon Myra Garnes at Rooted in Jesus

    A Conversation with Canon Myra Garnes at Rooted in Jesus

    When the pandemic started, we paused on the episodes we recorded during last year's Rooted in Jesus Conference. As we approach Forma 2021, we thought it was time to pull these out of the folder and get them to the people. Though some contexts will have certainly changed, there is still much to learn from these conversations with incredible leaders across the Episcopal Church. 

    In this episode recorded during the Rooted in Jesus Conference in January 2020, we sat down with Canon Myra Garnes of the Diocese of Long Island. She serves as the Canon for Young and Young Adult Ministries. 

    Myra and our hosts talk justice movements, giving young people their space to discover their own passion and call to service, leadership, and giving yourself grace.

    About Canon Myra:
    Myra B. Garnes is the Canon for Youth & Young Adult Ministries for the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. Prior to her arrival in NY, she was the Director of the Cathedral Scholars Program at the Washington National Cathedral in DC and also served as an Academic Class Dean and Director of Multicultural Education at the National Cathedral School in DC.  She was installed as an Honorary Canon to the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City on September 26, 2015.
    Canon Myra serves the larger church in several capacities as the Province II Youth Ministry Network Coordinator and as a former member of the Forma Board of Directors. She is a Youth Ministry Liaison for The Episcopal Church Office of Youth Ministries, a member of the EYE17 Mission Planning Team and was recently honored with the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Office of Young Adult/Campus Ministry for The Episcopal Church during the church’s General Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.
    Canon Myra is an experienced social justice educator with extensive training and experience on issues of diversity, multiculturalism, leadership, and student development. 

    • 37 min
    Checking In with Special Guest Samantha Clare

    Checking In with Special Guest Samantha Clare

    How are we doing however many days into the pandemics we currently face? What brings up feelings of self-worth and not-enoughness? Where do we find hope in God?

    When this time of isolation started, we all felt it would be a season that would eventually pass, but the reality is we have a tough road ahead and we aren't out of the woods yet. In this episode, our hosts along with special guest Samantha Clare, take a hard look at where we are and where we are going and share their own insights. This is a vulnerable look into the lives of those working with youth and we hope listeners find it encouraging to know we all struggle to find purpose in or out of a pandemic. 

    Samantha Clare serves as the Director of Formation at St. Pauls in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She is passionate about equipping people to live full and authentic lives as the hands and feet of Christ in the world.
    Samantha serves on the Diocese of Arkansas Commission on Ministry, is an active member of Forma: The Network for Christian Formation where she serves on the Working Group for Antiracism, and is a collaborator on a variety of church-wide and denominational initiatives. Samantha lives a full and beautiful life with her husband, step-daughter, baby, two dogs, a cat, and a beautiful garden at their little house overlooking the White River in West Fork. 

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

HopeH67 ,

Great Podcast

This has been great to listen to and so helpful in my ministry! Lots of love from East TN!

Youth MiniSTAR ,

Thank you!

This is awesome and so helpful! It's so nice to know that other youth ministers experience some of the same issues and blessings that we do. Keep it up guys, I'm loving this!

William Eubanks ,

Children and Youth Volunteer, St James, Marietta

I really enjoyed your premier podcast. It’s a wonderful idea to use this platform to help grow our Christian call to love and serve our children as members of our parishes; to grow their faith in a loving and trusted environment.

Wallace, I enjoyed your thought on the following:
Children - Go and serve, and let’s find those adults who can use their time and talents to communicate our liturgy’s meaning, or come and check out what I’m doing and are you interested? I agree when you said - Vibrancy is needed! Come with us on our journey, we will come and be on yours – and find a way to connect God with your life in and out of the church community. What talents and experiences can we uncover in adults that they can share with our young people?

Matt, I do have to remember that we need to give kids space to “participate / lead” if they want to - but remember just being here – in church – is really important. Most kids will respond to “You are more than the value of your bricks”. (loved that!)

Ashley, thank you for emphasising that children ARE the church, even the loud ones, the smelly ones. and the “flossers”. Adults have to SHOW children and youth what it means to be a part of the life of the parish. We must articulate to youth how they might integrate into church community.

Let’s not “silo” our children (to use Ms. Ashley’s phrase). Let’s capsize the boat and make our churches vibrant, loving and joyful places for young people.

I have a question – Music is a very powerful influence of our kid’s lives – how can our churches better use music (of all kinds) as an integral part of our nurture and development of our youth and children?

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