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.


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April 2020

What to do about VBS?

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the appointed time for What to do about VBS? Note: The success of interaction on ZOOM meetings may depend on your individual browser and security settings of which APCE has no control. *Joining computer audio on Firefox and Safari is only available for webinar attendees. Meeting participants and webinar hosts and panelists can also join computer audio on Firefox if they are using Linux. Join via Zoom:

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개혁 신학 기초

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

미국장로교 내에서 개혁 신학에 관해 더 배우기 원하십니까? 이 온라인 세미나에 참여하셔서

John Yu 목사를 통해 배우십시오.

Basics of Reformed Theology

Would you like to learn more about Reformed Theology in the PCUSA? Join this online webinar to learn more from Rev. John Yu.

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What to do About VBS? Part 2

April 29 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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May 2020

What To Do About VBS? Part 3

May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us at the appointed time for What to do about VBS? Part 3

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June 2020

Connecting with Kids this Summer: June 2

June 2 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at the appointed time for Connecting with Kids this Summer.

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Adult Education Ideas: June 8

June 8 @ 2:00 pm

Join us at the appointed time for Adult Education Ideas.

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Connecting with Youth this Summer: June 18

June 18 @ 4:00 pm

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Connecting with Older Adults: June 24

June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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July 2020

Webinar: Navigating the Pandemic as a Journey of Faith

July 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A look at Covid-19 through the lens of Christian pilgrimage
Wednesday, July 15 4:00 – 5:00 pm EDT

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August 2020

Planning Fall Sunday School: 8/4

August 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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APCE Cohort Survey

The Association of Presbyterian Church Educators is excited to announce the possibility of cohorts beginning this fall around a variety of topics. A cohort is an opportunity for you to gather with a small group of colleagues around an interest or a circumstance for guided conversation and goal setting. Cohorts are typically no larger than 8 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.



2021 President Elect Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Renda Brinson has been elected by the APCE Leadership Council to serve as APCE’s next President-Elect.  Here is a little bit about Renda:

Renda Brinson is a Certified Christian Education who has served in the Presbytery of Charlotte for over 20 years.  She currently serves as the Director of Christian Education at First Presbyterian Church in Monroe, NC and in a joint position as the Director of Christian Education Resource Center for the Presbytery of Charlotte and Union Presbyterian Seminary. 


2021 Annual Event | Chicago, IL
February 3-6, 2021

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