Children, Youth, and Family Ministries
The Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee is committed to nurturing, sustaining and creating ministry for all ages. The Christian Formation Commission for Lifelong Formation oversees the ministry to families, children and youth in our diocese. This is the commission that plans the Diocesan Youth Events, Acolyte Gatherings, E.Y.E and Y@C. There are many ways to "plug-in" to what the Diocese offers for youth, their leaders and families. Youth and Family Parish Leaders are invited and encouraged to keep the diocese up to date on your programs, resources, struggles, and needs.
Please note: It is required that all persons working with children and youth in our diocese, whether paid or volunteer staff, are interviewed, have a background check, take the Safeguarding God's Children Training and have an up to date certificate (every 5 years). Basic interview, background checks and other helpful documents can be found in the Prevention of Misconduct Manual of the Diocese of Milwaukee.
Diocesan Youth Events
Read a report on the Youth Council's Night at the Cathedral in March 2016.
Stories and Rituals is a free resource from the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. This online youth ministry curriculum is designed to serve as a framework for youth ministry volunteers and professionals alike. Each component provides for individual adaptation to meet the needs of your own group, or it can be used as a complete lesson plan for those who may not have the time or feel they have the skills for adaptation.
Children's Worship Bulletins
The Diocese of Milwaukee has a subscription for children's worship bulletins. The bulletins match the Revised Common Lectionary and are available in color and in black/white versions.
Children's bulletins are designed for ages 3–6 and youth bulletins for ages 7–12.
The bulletins are emailed out to parishes monthly. If your parish would like to be included, please contact Barb Klauber ( ).
This is also a great way to extend Christian Formation in the home. That's because families can connect online using the secret code on the bulletin that unlocks hours of fun learning at home. This secret code is unique to our diocese and allows safe and secure access to online games that reinforce the message for the week. Imagine prompting Bible learning and discussion at home with parents and others. You can add an insert into your bulletins to promote use of the Faith@Home code: 8.5x11 bulletin insert or 5.5x8.5 bulletin insert.