Our culture blurs the line between childhood and adulthood: how do our children know when they are “grown-up”? As parents, how will we know? Week-by-week, our comprehensive Journey to Adulthood program offers a safe place for Youth – our Sixth through Twelfth Graders – to wrestle the important questions they ask themselves and one another. Encouraging Youth to pursue their curiosity within the healthy, vital community of their faith, the program builds from two primary principles: first, that manhood and womanhood are free gifts from our loving God; and, second, that adulthood must be earned.
Journey to Adulthood comprises three, two-year segments, allowing participants the benefit of constancy and companionship with their peers and the programs’ mentors. Exploring four key components of a whole person – self, spirituality, sexuality, and society – the curriculum balances bible study, prayer, and conversation with more playful community-building.
6th - 7th Grades
Rite 13 celebrates the God-given individuality and creative potential of each young person. This two-year experience supports our Youth as they take the first steps from their families and into their own lives. The class takes its name from the “Rite 13” liturgy prayed twice-annually during one of our 10:30a worship services.
8th - 9th Grades
The heart of the Journey to Adulthood program, J2A teaches Christian living through the practice of action and reflection. This two-year experience welcomes critical thinking and culminates with a spiritual pilgrimage, which is often a life-changing experience for Youth.
In the second year of the program, J2A participants prepare for the important decision of claiming their faith as their own, in Confirmation. The Right Reverend C. Andrew Doyle, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, will confirm our Youth at the 10:30a service on May 7, 2017.
YAC: YOUNG ADULTS IN THE CHURCH
10th - 11th Grades
Buoyed by their Confirmation, YAC participants explore their changing roles as young-adult leaders, finding their vocations in the Church, in their communities, and in the world. The group explores their God-given gifts by serving as peer mentors in other Formation programming.
EPISCO-PALS ON THE HILL
Age 11 and Older
Join your friends as together we serve, learn, create, and play. Every week is different, and every week is fun.
EYC: EPISCOPAL YOUTH COMMUNITY
Middle School EYC (6th-8th Grades)
Senior High EYC (9th-12th Grades)
EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) is our traditional “youth group” meeting time. This is a more laid-back time for Youth to enjoy one another’s company (within the noted age groups) with games, activities, discussions, music, videos, snacks, and as much fun as we can fit into an hour!