Anything But Ordinary Time

Information is now available for the 2021 Virtual Event, being held February 4-6, 2021!


All God’s Critters Got a Place in the Choir:  The APCE Virtual Choir Urgently Needs More Singers

We don’t have enough participants yet to fill the choir.  We need more APCE members and friends to participate to make the final product wonderful.  The song APCE is recording is the hymn “Be Thou My Vision”, with verses written to celebrate educational ministry by Rev Ben Johnston Krase. The music, instructions and audio tracks can be found HERE.  Please follow the instructions and submit your recording AT THE LATEST by Wednesday, January 20.


Vacancies on the APCE Leadership Council

We have a number of vacancies on our Ministry Teams that still need to be filled.  If you or someone you know would be willing to serve, please consider the following opportunities and apply HERE.  Applications received by Monday January 25 can be considered in time for action before the 2021 Annual Event.  These are the vacancies and the length of terms available:

  • Administrative: (1-year term)
  • Advocacy (1-year term, 2-year term, 3-year term)
  • Advocate (2x 3-year terms)
  • Annual Event (2x 3-year terms)
  • Awards and Scholarships (2-year term, 3-year term)
  • Communications and Resources (3-year term)
  • Endowment (1-year term, 2-year term, 3 -year term)
  • Governance (2x 1-year terms, 2x 3-year terms)

Each of these ministry teams generally meets monthly or bimonthly by Zoom and then in-person in the days prior to Annual Event (not in 2021).  The role and responsibilities of each ministry team can be found here.


Presbyterian News Service

Inspired by their grandchildren, three friends and members of Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church in Sunnyvale, California, have created a new children’s book, “God is With Us Always Even in a Pandemic.”

La reunión anual de la APCE 2021 (Asociación Presbiteriana de Educadores Eclesiales), con el tema de "Una época del todo extraordinaria" está programada del 4 al 6 de febrero, pero el viernes 15 de enero es la fecha límite para nominar candidatos a oportunidades de becas. La fecha límite para acceder a los servicios de interpretación es el viernes 22 de enero. Los aspirantes pueden matricularse aquípara el evento virtual, que durará tres días. Hay varios niveles de participación disponibles.


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.

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