ARE YOUR CHURCHES BEFUDDLED BY COVID DISRUPTIONS?
LET US INSPIRE AND SUPPORT YOUR EDUCATORS AS THEY SERVE NOW AND ANTICIPATE CONGREGATIONAL LIFE AHEAD!
The Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) hosts an annual educational event each year that is attended by hundreds of professional and lay Christian educators from across Canada and the United States. These events present a wonderful opportunity to hear the best researchers and practitioners in the field of educational ministry, experience transformative worship, and attend practical and cutting edge workshops.
Like so many significant events, the APCE 2021 event that was to be held in Chicago this February had to be cancelled in light of the pandemic. But, the APCE planning team also knows that we are all in the midst of one of the most challenging times our churches has experienced in this era. And APCE cares; they care deeply about how our educators might respond well in their approach to faith formation given all of the changes and issues our world presents today. And so, APCE has rejigged their 2021 theme and made their annual event virtual. With a cup of tea of tea and your computer you can attend APCE 2021 from the comfort of your home, and you can attend for FREE!!!!
APCE wants as many people to benefit from this event as possible, and so they are offering free registration to four people per presbytery to attend. If you are a Canadian Presbyterian, if you are reading this, and if you’d like to attend, act quickly and let your presbytery clerk know you want to be there. If you do not know who your presbytery clerk is, ask your minister and they will give you the clerk’s contact information or, even better, you could ask your minister/session to pass on your application to the presbytery clerk on behalf of your church.
But, don’t delay – do it today! There is a very short window to get on the list. Your presbytery must receive applications and then forward four names and contact information to the APCE planning team by November 15, 2020.
Attached you will find all of the details about this opportunity to attend the 2021 event for free; who can apply, application deadline dates, and what information you need to pass on to your presbytery clerk. And, of course, information on how amazing this event promises to be with fantastic plenary and worship leadership.
I’m going, and I really hope I will see you there!