Call for Workshop Proposals

Priscilla Andre-ColtonAnnual Event

Our next Annual Event will be February 6-9, 2019 in Galveston, Texas.  Our theme invites us to explore new ways of equipping those who shape how faith is formed in a sea of change.  Change is all around us, in the church, in our communities and in the world.  These changes prompt change in how the church ministers to the world, to the community, and to our congregations.  These changes inspire us to find new … Read More

Greetings from the Advocate Ministry Team!

The Advocate TeamAnnual Event

Most of us were able to gather in Louisville at the 2018 APCE Annual Event. With hundreds of other educators from across the wider church, we worshiped and workshopped, heard challenging and inspiring reflections on hospitality, and connected with friends old and new. Over the coming weeks, we will share some of the rich resources from that event, and from our members. APCE matters because growing in faith matters. We are glad to partner with … Read More

Get Ready for the Annual Event!

Julie HesterAnnual Event

Are you joining us in Louisville for the APCE Annual Event? Make sure to stop by the Advocate topic forum on Wednesday, January 31 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM (check your locator guide for the room.) Help us make this blog an even better resource for you and your ministry. Drop in and share your ideas for blog articles, topics, series and writers (yourself or someone else!) to help connect, enrich, empower and sustain educational ministry and practitioners. … Read More

Tying Your Ministry to Hospitality

Julie HesterAnnual Event

Join us in Louisville at the APCE Annual Event, where we will focus on hospitality and welcome. Mini–plenaries are a new offering this year. These gatherings allow you to learn from noted leaders in a setting that is larger than a workshop, but more intimate than a large plenary setting. In addition to worship and keynote plenaries, and a choice of over 70 workshops, participants can attend two of the following six mini-plenaries with these … Read More

Annual Event Spotlight: Sandra Van Opstal, worship leader

Beth Herrinton-HodgeAnnual Event, Deep & Wide: Boundless Hospitality

Worship experiences during the 2018 Annual Event promise to be boundless and rich. Renowned for crafting multi-cultural worship that moves beyond singing hymns or offering prayers in different languages, Sandra Van Opstal (CRC) brings her creative and innovative gifts to the Annual Event. Worship, to Sandra, is a cross-cultural experience, designed to give glory to a global God. Hospitable worship encompasses the diverse body of Christ, gathering peoples from every tribe and tongue and weaving … Read More