(ENS) June retreat will help young adult Episcopalians discern call to ministry

Posted by Kendall Harmon

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Posted February 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. MichaelA wrote:

I wonder why this is considered to be news? Churches hold retreats for potential ordinands (or their equivalent) all the time.

February 26, 2:59 am | [comment link]
2. robroy wrote:

This is irresponsible. There is already a glut of TEClub clergy. They should be telling them that their only option most likely would be in a rural setting with a part time salary competing for staff positions at parishes that soon will be closing. Episcopal seminaries are closing for a reason.

February 26, 7:33 am | [comment link]
3. MichaelA wrote:

Thanks Robroy, I can see the newsworthiness then.

This fits with a recent report stating that none of the TEC parishes in Hawaii were able to support a priest any longer.

February 26, 8:22 am | [comment link]
4. nwlayman wrote:

It seems to be (among other things) an affirmative action event.  So, invite people of likely very low income to consider going to a graduate school which will put them or somebody in debt around 100K, and at the same time evaporate whatever faith they had to begin with.  A millstone around the neck is cheaper, saves time.

February 26, 3:29 pm | [comment link]
5. Ralph Webb wrote:

It’s newsworthy, it seems to me, because it’s one of the few TEC events geared toward young adults. 20/20 was to be not only about evangelism in the broad sense, but about reaching younger generations; it’s gone. I believe that Gathering the Next Generation (GTNG), which was active a decade ago, has essentially folded. Other than Anglimergent and Episcopal Village, this is the only thing I’ve seen in a while that aims to get young adults excited about TEC.

February 26, 9:18 pm | [comment link]
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