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Jason Sierra serves as the Officer for Young Adult Leadership and Vocations as part of the Formation and Vocation Team at the Episcopal Church Center. He and his brother were the church nerds who started the web zine Episcorific in their home diocese of Texas. He now lives in Seattle and freelances as a graphic designer and visual artist.

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September 30, 2013
Dear Friends, It has been such a gift to work with you over the last 4.5 years. As I leave this position to return to school this fall, I will continue to celebrate your ministry with young adults, rejoicing as you raise up leaders for God’s work of reconciliation and healing in our world, just as you raised me up over these last years. Please know that your work is a source of hope for...
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September 30, 2013
The Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministries is excited to report a record number of applications for Campus Ministries Grants this year. In total, we received 64 applications requesting $1.5 million. Of the 64 applications, 38 are for leadership grants to establish a new, restore a dormant, or reenergize a current campus ministry. Grants in this category will range from $20,000...
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March 17, 2013
“I press on towards the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14) As a teenager I read Paul’s call to “press on” as a call for personal ambition and drive, that oneness with Christ could somehow be achieved by pressing forward, by pushing with all my might. There was a glory to be had in it, like a climber summiting a...
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February 26, 2013
The new semester is well underway, Ash Wednesday is past, and we are called into the holy and reflective season of Lent. Yet, as we move into this new year and new triennium, we are in a space of transition, cultural change, and experimentation, one that can easily drive us to follow our anxieties and move faster, work harder and strike out alone. It is exactly at a time like this, however, that...
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February 26, 2013
As Campus and Young Adult Ministers we are, in a way, professional (or volunteer) mentors and accompaniers. But where do we go for mentorship and accompaniment ourselves? The Provincial Coordinators for Campus Ministry and the newly formed Young Adult Ministry Council, in addition to being advisory bodies to the churchwide staff and advocates for our ministries, are available to you as resources...
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February 26, 2013
Dear colleagues and friends, 2013 marks the start of a new triennium in the life of The Episcopal Church. These three years will be the last of our Presiding Bishop's current episcopate; they will see new ideas and plans for the structure of The Episcopal Church; they will be the first with a new Archbishop of Canterbury and a new President of the House of Deputies.  Closer to home, they...
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December 22, 2012
When I was little, my brother and I had a cassette tape with a dramatic telling of Jesus’ birth story on it. I would listen to it night after night for months on end as I fell asleep, the rhythms of the story making their way into my dreams. Actors took each of the parts. The narration was replaced with unspecified details and conversations, city and nature sounds, music. One of my favorite...
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December 19, 2012
In you, O Lord, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me and save me. Be to me a rock of refuge, a strong fortress, to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. Psalm 71: 1-6 Advent is reaching a quiet boil. The joy of Christmas brims within us as we expect and await the birth of our savior, the...
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October 11, 2012
The 2013-2015 budget passed by General Convention this summer contains some major shifts in funding for Young Adult and Campus Ministries. (We invite you to follow along with that budget on page 15 of this document) First of all, the funding for both young adult and campus ministries (previously two distinct budget headings) have been combined with Youth Ministries, Children’s Ministries,...
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October 11, 2012
Last winter, the Young Adult and Campus Ministries office issued an informal survey in order to better meet the needs of the Young Adult and Campus Ministry communities we serve. The survey asked about you and your ministry, what kinds of content you would like to see, what format you would like for resources, and other content you would like to share. We had 184 respondents to the survey from 64...
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October 10, 2012
Dear friends and colleagues, We as Episcopalians and Anglicans understand our engagement with God's mission to be marked by five characteristics, otherwise known as the Five Marks of Mission: To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom To teach, baptize and nurture new believers To respond to human need by loving service To seek to transform unjust structures of society To strive...
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October 31, 2010
Hookworm. Largely eradicated in the U.S. for nearly a century, these tiny parasites are one of the leading causes of maternal and child mortality in the tropics and subtropics. Debilitating the immune system, they are a known cause of anemia, and hookworm infections can make the body more susceptible to malaria and HIV. But in 2004, David Pritchard, a British immunologist, applied a bandage to...

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February 26, 2013
As Campus and Young Adult Ministers we are, in a way, professional (or volunteer) mentors and accompaniers. But where do we go for mentorship and accompaniment ourselves? The Provincial Coordinators for Campus Ministry and the newly formed Young Adult Ministry Council, in addition to being advisory bodies to the churchwide staff and advocates for our ministries, are available to you as resources...
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December 19, 2012
In you, O Lord, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me and save me. Be to me a rock of refuge, a strong fortress, to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. Psalm 71: 1-6 Advent is reaching a quiet boil. The joy of Christmas brims within us as we expect and await the birth of our savior, the...
Your rating: None Average: 2.8 (19 votes)
October 11, 2012
The 2013-2015 budget passed by General Convention this summer contains some major shifts in funding for Young Adult and Campus Ministries. (We invite you to follow along with that budget on page 15 of this document) First of all, the funding for both young adult and campus ministries (previously two distinct budget headings) have been combined with Youth Ministries, Children’s Ministries,...
Your rating: None Average: 2.8 (19 votes)
October 10, 2012
Dear friends and colleagues, We as Episcopalians and Anglicans understand our engagement with God's mission to be marked by five characteristics, otherwise known as the Five Marks of Mission: To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom To teach, baptize and nurture new believers To respond to human need by loving service To seek to transform unjust structures of society To strive...
Your rating: None Average: 2.4 (23 votes)
October 11, 2012
Last winter, the Young Adult and Campus Ministries office issued an informal survey in order to better meet the needs of the Young Adult and Campus Ministry communities we serve. The survey asked about you and your ministry, what kinds of content you would like to see, what format you would like for resources, and other content you would like to share. We had 184 respondents to the survey from 64...
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March 1, 2009
“Discernment” is a word we throw around a lot in the church, most often in regard to ordained ministry. As in “She is in the discernment process” or “I have agreed to be on his discernment committee.” But it is also an essential part of each of our spiritual journeys and our lives as human beings. In calling ourselves Christians, Children of God, we...
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July 12, 2009
What does our culture, our society, tell us about dancing? Does it celebrate it? Does it embrace and expand upon it, helping it to infuse our movements through the world? Does it teach us to inhabit the expressive potential of our bodies, coordinated and rhythmic? Or does it narrow it, relegate it to the back room, the bar room, the stage, and the empty house, unobserved and detached? The Killers...
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May 30, 2010
Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights, beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand; beside the gates in front of the town, at the entrance of the portals she cries out That passage from today's reading in Proverbs invites us to consider wisdom, understanding, and mystery. In 1968, the crew of the Apollo 8 circled the moon...
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December 22, 2012
When I was little, my brother and I had a cassette tape with a dramatic telling of Jesus’ birth story on it. I would listen to it night after night for months on end as I fell asleep, the rhythms of the story making their way into my dreams. Actors took each of the parts. The narration was replaced with unspecified details and conversations, city and nature sounds, music. One of my favorite...
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February 21, 2010
"The word is near you,on your lips and in your heart" This past Wednesday we struck out into the desert spaces alongside Jesus, receiving a cross of ashes on our forehead or on our heart to begin the Lenten season. Ash Wednesday calls upon our humanity. It reminds us that we are but dust and to dust we shall return. It reminds us of our own fragility. Today’s scriptures call to mind that same...
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October 31, 2010
Hookworm. Largely eradicated in the U.S. for nearly a century, these tiny parasites are one of the leading causes of maternal and child mortality in the tropics and subtropics. Debilitating the immune system, they are a known cause of anemia, and hookworm infections can make the body more susceptible to malaria and HIV. But in 2004, David Pritchard, a British immunologist, applied a bandage to...
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August 8, 2010
A young man decided to plant a church in a southern suburb of Seattle. The neighborhood was marked by lower income and lower educational attainment than the suburbs to the north. His plan was simple: gather, share, explore. Gathered around a table, around a hearth, his small band of friends and neighborhood acquaintances shared their experiences of faith, God, and church, and they explored their...