APCE Fall 2022 Cohorts

The Association of Partners in Christian Education is happy to announce that through a partnership with the Office of Christian Formation in the Presbyterian Mission Agency we will offer the following cohorts this fall!

*Cohorts will begin the week of September 19th and last for 6 consecutive weeks (6 sessions) for 90 minutes
*Each cohort is ideally 5-8 people.
*These cohorts are led by a coach and have a structure that facilitates a group process of learning and sharing with goal setting for each individual.
*Read each description with meeting times before you register. Fall 2022 Cohort Descriptions
Commitment to participation in a cohort is crucial for the experience of all members. These cohorts often fill up quickly and have a waitlist, so it is critical that you are able to attend EVERY session if you register for the cohort.
*APCE is ecumenical and so are these cohorts. You do not need to be a member of APCE to join a cohort!

*Watch for winter cohorts beginning February 6, 2023.

The DEADLINE to register is Thursday, September 1st. It is expected that these cohorts will fill up quickly!

Opening Doors to Discipleship

Opening Doors to Discipleship (ODTD) began as an ecumenical partnership between five Reformed denominations that developed a training and learning website for church leaders.

We recognize that contemporary Christian Education is at its best when we listen to diverse voices, collaborate with one another, and share our collective wisdom. Therefore, the new ODTD site was designed by a group of writers who represent these values. We invite you to explore the new ODTD website. The ODTD Quick Sheet is available to answer any questions you may have regarding ODTD.

Supporting Children in LGBTQIA+ Families

Today’s families come in all sizes, shapes, colors, and forms, yet there are those who do not welcome families that look different from the traditional mother-father-children family model. Both the parents and the children in families who experience hurtful comments or who are not welcomed by neighbors, for instance, need support in weathering negativity that may come their way. God made each and every one of us a beloved child of God, no matter who or how we love. The activities and resources that follow are for families and churches to use in helping to acknowledge the beloved-ness of everyone in God’s eyes, particularly LGBTQIA+ children and families.

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The purpose of the Association of Partners in Christian Education, 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.