Marked for Mission

Youth in Action

Edited by Sharon Ely Pearson and Bronwyn Clark Skov

Jul/2014, 144 Pages, KIVAR, 5 x 7

ISBN-13: 9780819229366



• Gift book for youth and young adults—confirmation, graduation, birthday, holidays, etc.

• Helps youth apply core values of Episcopal identity to practical terms and practice

• Foreword by Katharine Jefferts Schori

Building on the success of Call on Me: A Prayer Book for Young People, this book focuses on the themes and core values of youth ministries in the Episcopal Church. Youth seek ways to put their faith into action and claim their “power,” which is a hallmark of the millennial generation according to recent research. This book offers reflections and prayers to help young people do just that—to live out their faith at home, church, community, and beyond. It specifically addresses Episcopal identity for emerging adults, ages 15-25.

For youth, youth leaders, young adults, campus missions and ministries, clergy, Christian educators, and diocesan youth councils.

Sharon Ely Pearson, a lifelong Episcopalian, grew up when women werenot allowed to serve at the altar, but, at the age of 16, she became the first female acolyte in her parish as an acolyte (and one of the first in her diocese). With her husband, she continues as acolyte mentor and trainer. She has more than 35 years of experience as a Christian educator on the local, judicatory, and church-wide level. You can follow her at

Bronwyn Clark Skov is the officer for youth ministries of the Episcopal Church and has been involved in youth ministries for over 20 years, coordinating the triennial Episcopal Youth Event, the General Convention Official Youth Presence, and other church-wide youth events. She lives in Hastings, Minnesota.

Marked for Mission brings together an impressive chorus of honest voices, young and ancient, to reflect on the foundations of our Christian practice in this complex era. This diverse community of texts will engage all faithful people as we strive to live for union with God in Christ.  — Jane Alice Gober, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Walla Walla, Washington 

In Marked for Mission Sharon Ely Pearson and Bronwyn Skov have given us an invaluable resource as we work to be a missional church. Weaving accessible explanations, rich prayers, and the personal testimony of young voices, Marked for Mission at once instructs and inspires. I’m recommending it to everyone in our diocese. — The Rt. Rev. Jacob W. Owensby, Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana

What a beautiful choir of voices are represented in this book! And the song will make you want to join in and sing along. This is an affirming, life giving, and inspiring resource for the church. — Chad Senuta, Associate for Youth and Young Adults, Episcopal Diocese of Chicago

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