2020 Bishops' School
June 14-19, 2020
Bishops’ School is your opportunity to be with people like you – people who want to talk about God, to think theologically. In addition to interactive classroom times, small group gatherings, and service projects, there will be plenty of time for making new friends and having fun!
Bishops’ School 2020 takes place at the University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL.
Unique to the 2020 Bishops' School event is that it will run concurrent with the Southeastern Synod youth event known as AFFIRM. The AFFIRM event has several units and will consist of approximately 250 youth and 60 adults, in addition to those gathering for Bishops' School. The 2020 Bishops' School will run as a separate unit and will maintain it's focus on thinking theologically about questions that our high school youth will bring with them, as well as encourage them think about their vocation in the world. In their free time, Bishops' School participants will be able to participate in the activities provided by the AFFIRM community, such as an event-wide worship (every night), a talent show, swimming time, field day activities, and more.
To help you figure out who should apply to attend Bishops' School, here is a list of criterion for the application:
Although this is an event which presents young persons with an opportunity to discern a sense of calling, this doesn’t mean only a call to rostered leadership. Bishops' School is designed to provide a way to discern how to live the vocation of the Christian life regardless of occupation or profession. Active participation in synodical or congregational youth ministry programs isn’t required. This may appeal to youth who aren’t currently involved precisely because it is a different kind of event. Please encourage any youth who meets the criteria above to attend.