Commonplace is a gathering for young adults across the church. Come and hear stories, learn from best practices, worship together, and build relationships. This year, Commonplace will start at 7pm on Friday, November 7 with a parish/home brew competition and hymn sing. The next day, Saturday November 8 will be filled with conversation, worship, food, speakers and workshops. We are grateful to be hosted by St. Paul's Rock Creek Parish right here in DC. Let us know you're coming at our Facebook event page, which you can watch for announcements and further details.
Young Adult Ministry
The Diocesan young adult ministry office supports local congregations and campus ministries in nurturing the spiritual lives of their young adults (adults in their 20’s and 30’s) and reaching out to those not yet engaged.
The dream of the Diocese of Washington is to see young people become a vital, contributing part of local worshiping communities. The Young Adult Ministries Network supports, resources and encourages programs with young people on campuses and in parishes. In addition, the network facilitates the development of new ministries that will minister to, and with, young people we are not yet reaching out to. From here, you can sign-up for our e-mail list, find a parish or campus ministry, and check on upcoming events. Feel free to contact us if there is anything else we can assist you with.
Young Adult Missioner
our bishop on the importance of young adult ministries
This video was recorded on November 10, 2012 at a Diocesan Young Adult Ministries Forum hosted by the National Cathedral.
November 7-8: Commonplace at St. Paul's Rock Creek Parish
- Gather, Eat, Pray with St. Mary's County Episcopal Churches
- Evensong/Evensocial at the Washington National Cathedral
- Theology on Tap with St. John's and St. Paul's
- Third Space with Georgetown Episcopal Churches
FIND A LOCAL COmmunity
Many of our local congregations host young adult specific programs and events. Additionally, we are on six different campuses across the region. Visit our parish and campus lists to find young adults near you. Or, tell us what you are looking for and we will direct you to a young adult ministry near you.
News and Updates
Sign up to get our monthly email update on young adult ministries in the Diocese of Washington.
Wondering where to get started in young adult ministries? Hoping to see something launch at your church? Here’s a few resources to take a look at:
Discerning Young Adult Ministry
A guide for parish leaders and young adults in their discernment of what type of young adult programming would best fit the needs of young adults in your parish.
young adult participation survey
On June 25, 2014, we began conducting a survey of local parishes and worshipping communities in the diocese in order to gather data that would be useful in helping to determine what, if any, specific conditions exist that might be a contributing factor in the creation and cultivation of strong young adult ministries. Responses were accepted through July 19, 2014, and at the end of the survey, the diocesan office had collected 45 responses. Read and download the report.
Supporting local leaders
Formation & Mission Clusters
Formation/Mission Clusters are gatherings designed for leaders responsible for family, youth and/or young adult ministries. These leaders may be lay or ordained, compensated or volunteer. In any case, our intention is to gather those leaders that oversee Christian formation for these age groups within the parish community. We meet quarterly–three in person, once virtually–for mutual support, skill building, collaboration and spiritual formation.
Leaders, Update Your Ministry Information
Contact information and meeting locations for our young adult and campus ministries can frequently change. We've made it easier for you to update your ministry information on the Diocese website. First, visit our website and confirm whether or not your ministry information is up to date. If information needs to be updated, you can submit changes by using this form.
Have Something To Share?
Have announcements to share? Submit information about your events and opportunities to be included in upcoming Monthly Updates.
Young adult resources
Get to know your neighborhood. Visit the Episcopal Church website, download and study the demographic profile for the community surrounding your parish. Click here for a step-by-step instructional PDF.
Take a look at the collection of young adult Christian formation curriculum put together by the Episcopal organization Forma.
Consider studying some of the "missional principles" discussed in these free materials made available from the Center for Parish Development in Chicago.
Contact: Jason Evans