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

What’s in a Name?

Pressley CoxAdvocate News

The practice of genealogy, the practice of researching one’s ancestors and family tree, has exploded lately.  It’s an understandable obsession, of course, wanting to know who we are and where we came from. In researching my family tree, I turned to our family Bible where births from the 1800’s had been recorded.  I immediately noticed a name change from one line to the next.  In recording a birth, someone had added an extra “s” to … 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