The Seven: A mentored experience in diaconal ministry for young adults
Have you ever wondered…
…how to link your faith and understanding of the story of God with your concern for community issues and public opportunities?
… about being a peacemaker in your community by building bridges between different people, groups, ideas, resources?
Maybe you are one of “The Seven.”
The Seven is a part-time, 10-month, hands-on spiritual and educational experience for young adults (18-30 years old) who want to engage in meaningful work and reflection in their communities while discerning their own vocational calls, in mentored relationships with Episcopal deacons.
• Participants serve where they live and engage in work and reflection that connects head, hands and heart to gain a deeper understanding of the needs, hopes and concerns of the world. Participants gain experience and understanding in a variety of expressions of diaconal ministry and a certificate of completion from the Association for Episcopal Deacons.
• Deacon mentors serve as companions as participants select meaningful work. They then accompany them through a process of reflection, education and spiritual growth. Mentors will also gain continuing education experience and documented credit from the Association for Episcopal Deacons.
• Online education and other interactive communication tools connect participants and their deacon mentors for group learning and conversation.
The Diocese is again this year inviting interested young adults to participate in this wonderful program. If you believe this is for you and/or have a curiosity, please contact Archdeacon Gen Grewell by July 1.
For Program Details:
Scholarships are available
Choose seven from among you who are known to be full of the spirit and wisdom. - Acts 6:3
Interpret to the Church the needs, concerns and hopes of the world. - Book of Common Prayer