WHAT IS EYE?
EYE (Episcopal Youth Event) is a triennial gathering of youth, youth leaders, and bishops from across the Episcopal Church worldwide. The event is filled with diverse and enriching corporate worship, workshops on a variety of topics (spiritual, social, artistic), games, and large-group presentations.
The Diocese of East Tennessee is seeking a team of 14 youth and 4 adults to represent the diocese at the 2017 EYE, July 10-14, on the campus of the university of Central Oklahoma, Edmond.
To see a video from our diocesan team at EYE 2014 in Philadelphia, CLICK HERE.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
The Diocese of East Tennessee now has a team of 9 youth and 2 adults who will be attending EYE as representatives of the Diocese of East Tennessee. Keep an eye out for information from the team as they journey to Oklahoma in July!
WHY SHOULD I APPLY FOR EYE?
EYE is an amazing experience and a rare look at the larger Episcopal Church. You’ll meet people from all over the world, and you’ll get to experience the diversity not just of culture but also of ideas in the Church. EYE participants challenge themselves in discussing differences while sharing the common table and celebrating the unity of the Church. There are opportunities to serve as acolytes and Eucharistic ministers in large, exciting liturgy. And it’s a chance to experience living on a college campus before you graduate high-school.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Application for EYE '17 is now closed.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND EYE?
The cost for EYE will be partially covered by the Diocesan Youth Ministry Office. The total cost per person is $350 to attend EYE, plus travel. Those selected to be part of the diocesan delegation at EYE will be responsible for raising $400 to help pay for their trip to EYE. We encourage each person's parish to assist in that where possible.
CAN I REGISTER FOR EYE ON MY OWN?
No. Registration to attend EYE is handled, for each diocese, through an appointed Diocesan Registrar. In the Diocese of East Tennessee, the registrar is the Diocesan Youth Coordinator.
Because each diocese is granted a finite number of spaces to attend EYE, and because each diocese is asked to recruit a diverse team that represents the breadth of the diocese, there was an open application period to be part of the diocesan team. The 9 youth and 2 adults who will be attending EYE this year were chosen from these applications.