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

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

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