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

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

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

APCE 2018 Award Winners

Julie HesterAdvocate News

Join us at the Annual Event in Louisville as we honor the winners of three of our annual awards for excellence in Christian Education. ENRICH – Educator of the Year – Dr. Rebecca L. Davis Criteria for the ENRICH Educator of the Year Award: Nominees must be in full time professional service and fulfill three out of the following four criteria: Five or more years of membership in APCE or our partner denominations’ educational organizations. Active in … 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