Based on his work with young children at the Episcopal School of New York, teacher and storyteller Gordh offers a collection of stories from the Bible, arranged and told to create a meaningful childhood chapel for children ages 3-7 and their families. Originally conceived as a resource for use in day schools, it is also ideal for use in Sunday church schools in Episcopal and other mainline congregations. Read More »
When I first began teaching, I thought academics were all that really mattered. But the more I worked with young people, the more I came to see that great intellect did not always come with a warm heart or a clear moral compass. I saw students crippled by sadness in their lives, or worry, or anxiety or anger and hurt that made learning a shadowy process. Slowly, I came to see not merely their minds but the totality of who they were, and who they were becoming. Read More »
Common Prayer for Children and Families is a collection of prayers and liturgies written for kids and the adults or communities who pray with them. Whimsically illustrated with pen and ink, this book contains prayers for morning, midday, and evening; prayers throughout the Church year; and prayers for all sorts of occasions. Read More »
This calendar of religious holidays is created by the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE). This is a comprehensive calendar of events for all major religions in two formats — a PDF download or a Google calendar you can add to your own account. Read More »
A new litany written by The Rev. Nathan L. Bostian, chaplain at TMI Episcopal in San Antonio, TX.
In the midst of the Spring 2020 outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), NAES has compiled a list of prayers and other resources to help schools address the spiritual and liturgical concerns of living through a pandemic. Read More »
A compilation of chaplains' job descriptions from a variety of Episcopal school settings and grade ranges.
The elements of a chaplain search will be different than those for teachers, administrators, or other staff positions. These practical suggestions can help improve your chances for a successful chaplain search. Includes information and questions that can assist both schools and candidates when exploring this “culture fit” as well as the details of a given position.
Timely, sometimes tough, questions and insights from NAES and Episcopal school leaders on leadership, governance, Episcopal identity, community life, and other issues. Read More »
This article offers a practical framework and best practices for the professional development and evaluation of school chaplains.