Young Adult Ministry

Young Adult Ministry

ECMN promotes opportunities for young adults to organize statewide retreats and serve the wider community. 

Statewide Retreats

There are three times we invite young adults to plan statewide gatherings:

ECMN Convention: Gathering of young adult delegates.

Weekend before Ash Wednesday: Contemplative retreat.

Memorial Day Weekend: Young adult service learning trip

Past examples of gatherings have ranged from road trips to learn about food justice, to retreats focused on start-up ministry projects, to just hanging out and sharing fellowship. Invitations to design these gatherings typically go out 1-2 months beforehand. If you have an idea for a gathering, retreat or trip--or feel called to leadership for one of these events--please email Steve Mullaney: steve.m@episcopalmn.org.

Serving Our Community

There are many opportunities for young adults to serve the community, whether for a weekend, a summer or a year.  Here are a few opportunities for young adults to provide service:

Short Term

Young adults are always needed as small group leaders and counselors at ECMN Pre-TEC Retreats (middle school), TEC Retreats (high school) and our three weeks of camp. To find out how to get involved email Sarah Barnett: sarah.b@episcopalmn.org

Summer Long

Ever wanted to be a camp counselor for a whole summer? If you are out of high school and older than 18 your summer job could be spent spreading God's love through outdoor adventure, small group challenges and experiencing God in nature. Camps usually start hiring folks in January. If you're interested in working at a camp reach out to Steve Mullaney: steve.m@episcopalmn.org.

Year Long

Episcopal Service Corps (domestic) and Young Adult Service Corps (international) are two programs that offer young adults an opportunity to offer a year of service. Circle of the Beloved (web link) is ECMN's Episcopal Service Corps site.

Episcopal Service Corps accepts applications for their 20+ sites between January and August. 

Young Adult Service Corps applications are released in the Fall. The deadline to apply is in January.