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

Greetings from your Advocate Team!

Doodle HarrisAdvocate News, APCE

We are an enthusiastic team of educators, pastors, writers and APCE members from around the US (plus one member abroad!) whose volunteer ministry is to gather and share innovative ideas in educational ministry with members of APCE and the wider church. This past week the team hung out at the APCE Annual Event in Denver. We had an amazing time learning together, laughing together, and sharing joys and concerns of educational ministry together. We look … Read More

2017 APCE Award Winners

Julie HesterAPCE

Join us at the 2017 Annual Event in Denver as we honor the winners of our Connect, Enrich, Empower and Sustain Awards. Bette Case: CONNECT Award Bette served as DCE at Derry Presbyterian in Hershey, PA, First Presbyterian in Fairborn, OH, Pleasant Grove Presbyterian in Youngstown, OH and Lakewood Presbyterian in Lakewood, OH. She currently serves on the Presbytery of the Western Reserve Committee on Leadership, convenes the presbytery’s Educator Roundtable, and has served as the … Read More

A Trilogy about Chaos and Grace

Rev. Larron D. JacksonAPCE

I am delighted to be the Friday keynote speaker and preacher for The Association of Presbyterian Church Educators at the APCE Annual Event for 2017 in Denver, Colorado. I am looking forward to where the Holy Spirit will lead and guide us during our time together. The theme for our time together is “Finding Strength in The Chaos.” Scripture is replete from Genesis to Revelation with narratives that speak to the chaos that plagues humanity. … Read More