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

Working as a camp counselor will be exciting, challenging, joyous, frustrating, and will push you outside your comfort zone to do things you did not know were possible. The summer camps that we are placing folks at are all Episcopal (Christian) camps. Camp counselors come from all different faith backgrounds--including no faith background--but need to be comfortable working in a faith-based setting. We hope to select 5-10 young adults to participate in a program that will help you build a sense of community around serving as a camp counselor. We will have opportunities for folks to gather around a monthly meal, a "sending retreat" and a "welcome back retreat."

Click here to apply today!

Contact Steve Mullaney with any questions: 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.