Building Relationships through APCE

Sharon VanpeltAPCE

Picture this:  you are on your way home after another APCE Annual Event has ended and you realize it will be another year until you see many of these fellow Christian educators.  Sure, you’ve connected through social media and emails over the previous year but you want to continue to build on the new relationships you began at tables and workshops.  You wish you could just “pick the brain” of some of these inspiring and … Read More

Join Us in Louisville for the 2018 Annual Event!

Terry Hargrave and Doodle HarrisAPCE

We are so excited that APCE is in Louisville in 2018! At least for us, it means no plane rides and no heavy suitcases! Plus, we get to share the place we call home with all of you. Across the country, Louisville is known for Churchhill Downs and our tradition of horse racing. You can imagine all the jokes the year that the horse Rousing Sermon was a favorite to win!  Louisville is also known … Read More

Deep & Wide – Boundless Hospitality

Martha Miller and Jo MorrisAPCE

“I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me” (Matthew 25:35). Christ calls us all to the risky business of hospitality. To welcome the stranger, and the strange, asks us to be vulnerable, to extend ourselves to offer not only what we have but who we are. But this risk is taken in faith, because that stranger might be … Read More

Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?

Julie HesterAPCE

Where have we been? Where are we going? How are we doing? Who’s doing the doing? With far greater eloquence and far less brevity, these are the questions that the Special Committee to Study the Reformed Perspective of Christian Education in the 21st Century is being asked to consider. This committee was created out of the 222nd (2016) General Assembly of the PC(USA). You can read more about our work and our charge here. As … Read More

How Do I Figure Out What I’m Supposed to Do?

Judy FergusonAPCE

As a Certified Christian Educator (CCE), I have had the privilege of walking alongside countless college students at Schreiner University these past nineteen years.  These students are feeling a call to ministry but are not sure what that might look like in their future.  My role as the Director of the Christian Vocations Internship Program (CVIP) is to counsel and provide opportunities for them to explore that sense of call in a ministry setting.  Additionally, … Read More

What Every Educator Should Know – But First You Have To Ask! 

The APCE Advocacy TeamAPCE, What Every Leader Needs to Know

We have all been there—or will be some day. You are dry-mouthed, nervously seated before a group of church members you have never met before who have the title of Director/Minister of Christian Education Search Committee. After some conversation, they turn to you and say, “Do you have any questions for us?” And your mind goes blank. In an effort to help us all, your APCE Advocacy Ministry Team has developed questions for all stages … Read More