About the Ministry

The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago seeks to serve the formation of young people in Christ, to empower leaders for ministry, and to establish connections with the wider Episcopal Church. The diocese offers a variety of youth events and programs in addition to support, resource sharing, and networking for congregations and adult youth leaders.

Camp Chicago

Camp Chicago is one of the signature youth ministry offerings in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. At Camp Chicago we seek to nurture a diverse Christian community, and we strive to give our campers the best week of their entire year. Learn more.

Youth Ministry Resources

Formation Resources

Summary and links for various children’s programs and curricula in use in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.


Forma is a community of Christian educators, formation professionals, and youth ministers from the Episcopal Church. The Forma website has a wide range of resources, including curriculum descriptions and recommendations for all ages.

Peer Ministry Leadership

PEER MINISTRY LEADERSHIP is a ministry that is lived every day, everywhere and in every relationship. PML works with all denominations. The theology is Christian, and flows from the Good Samaritan Story, with an emphasis on relational caring, welcoming, and affirming skills.

My Faith, My Life

MY FAITH, MY LIFE is a handbook for teens in the Episcopal Church and one of the more widely used books for confirmation classes. It is also an  excellent resource for  youth study groups and high school Christian education programs. My Faith, My Life covers everything from scripture, church history, and sacraments, to the meaning of prayer and ministry in the lives of real teens today.

Church Publishing

With a religious publishing heritage dating back to 1918 and headquartered today in New York City, CHURCH PUBLISHING is an official publisher of worship materials and resources for The Episcopal Church, plus a multi-faceted publisher and supplier to the broader ecumenical marketplace.

Release Form/Waiver Template

Churches frequently ask for sample release forms (waivers) for use in parish youth events and trips. Feel free to use our Diocesan Youth Event Release Form as a template.