Association of Partners in Christian Education

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


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 FREE cohorts this winter!

*Cohorts will begin the week of February 13th and last for 4 or 6 consecutive weeks (6 sessions) for 90 minutes

*Read each description with meeting times before you register. Winter ’23 Cohort Descriptions Here!


*APCE is ecumenical and so are these cohorts. You do not need to be a member of APCE to join a cohort!
The DEADLINE to register is Tuesday, January 31. It is expected that these cohorts will fill up quickly!

Diversity Task Force Report

Our Diversity Task Force began their work three years ago, and we are extremely thankful for those who gave of their time, long hours, and commitment to this project.  Their final report has been received by your Coordinating Council and is attached (and again will be on the app) for your review. There is a letter from the Executive Council that outlines some of the next steps in this work of becoming a more equitable, just and diverse association.  We are committed to this work for APCE.  There is an upcoming listening session for conversation about the report via Zoom – Jan 19, 2023 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada).

I look forward to seeing many of you in Birmingham and am thankful for your continued support of APCE.  I will be praying for safe travel for all that are making their way to the conference.

Renda R. Brinson, APCE President

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.

2023 APCE Annual Event IS over!! Videos and more will be up soon.


Come All Who Are Thirsty. APCE’S Annual Event 2024

in St. Louis

Jan. 24-27, 2024. #APCE24

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