The purpose of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators, Inc. is to advance educational ministries in the Church and increase the ongoing witness of our faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. APCE encourages professional recognition through certification and/or designation, provides opportunities for improvement of professional skills, supports personal enrichment, actively advocates for church education, serves as a channel to and from denominational structures, and recognizes achievements and innovative contributions of church educators. The corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


Announcing the 2021 Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2021 Award Recipients!

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It is official! The Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) Annual Event, Circle of Faith: 50 years and beyond, is moving to February 9 – 12, 2022. We will celebrate our 50th anniversary in style!
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October 2020

Preparing for Advent: 10/22

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Join us at the appointed time for Preparing for Advent.

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November 2020

Soul Care for Christian Educators: 11/10

November 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Join us at the appointed time for Soul Care for Christian Educators.

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December 2020

Looking Ahead to Lent: 12/09

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Join us at the appointed time for Looking Ahead to Lent.

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During the final day of the virtual workshop “Dipping Deeper Into the Well of PC(USA) Ministries,” more than 50 Christian educators, pastors and other Presbyterian leaders heard panel discussions and wrestled with questions on how to form lifelong disciples who are grounded in the Reformed tradition and equipped for peacemaking, witnessing and working for justice and equity for all God’s people.

More than 50 Christian educators, pastors, volunteers and others are taking part in a three-day virtual workshop “Dipping Deeper into the Well of PC(USA) Ministries,” Oct. 5–7. Sessions are focused on the formation of lifelong disciples who are grounded in the Reformed tradition and equipped for the work of evangelism, peacemaking, witnessing and working toward justice and equity for all God’s people.

ENRICH Educator of the Year and Scholarships

Now available is the nomination form for one Award: ENRICH Educator of the Year. The deadline is October 15, 2020 for the year 2022. Please read the criteria and give serious thought to nominating a deserving person in educational ministry for this Award.

Also check out the various scholarship applications, and note the deadline of October 15, 2020 . Each scholarship has a different criteria, so please read the descriptions to determine which is the one for you. These scholarships help defray the cost of participation for those who want to enrich their own ministry by attending the 2021 Annual Event.



The Mission of APCE is to: connect, enrich, empower, and sustain all persons serving in educational ministries in the Reformed family of churches.