Young Adult Task Force
Come, Holy Spirit; kindle the fire of your love.
Transform all that is fearful into boldness of heart. Inspire your servants with wonder and awe at the mystery of your presence. Confirm your friends in compassion and forgiveness. Whisper discernment in the midst of confusion. Be wisdom in times of trouble; reverence in the face of diversity; and patience with the unfolding of life. And forever anoint your messengers with joy. Amen.
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Young Adult Task Force
In fall 2019, members of Young Adult Episcopalians, along with a number of other young adult clergy and lay leaders across the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, decided to try to focus the work of the diocesan convention, in part, on the real challenge the church is facing in incorporating young adults into local parishes, as well as larger regional and diocesan activities. Episcopal campus ministries exist in only 3 of the 31 colleges and universities in the diocese, and young adult engagement with the church is both extremely low and shrinking. This groups petitioned to include a question about the need for evangelism among young adults in the convention agenda, which ultimately led to a unanimous resolution to create a Young Adult Task Force to consider sweeping changes in the common life of the diocese that would promote young adult engagement and empowerment for the emerging church.
ECY played a major role in launching this Task Force recruiting over 30 young adult clergy and lay leaders and beginning work on key areas including evangelism, articulating young adult desires, campus ministry, young adult networks, worship issues and more. YATF is led by and for young adults and will presenting video documenting the diversity of young adult voices to the fall 2020 virtual convention, and submitting a resolution asking for support for an expanded effort in the next year to a full research agenda on the desires of young adults and convert those learnings into proposals for evangelism, program development, and representation of young adults at all levels of decision-making in the church.