Confident that service can unite

ESCThe Episcopal Service Corps (ESC), a community, justice, and faith oriented network of young adult service programs, is encouraging young people from across the country to apply for its 2017-18 Year of Service. Confluence is the Columbus branch of the Episcopal Service Corps and provides young adults the unique opportunity to spend a year in service while living in Franklinton, working for social justice, building leadership and professional skills, deepening spiritual awareness, and developing intentional community in a time of deep division. Applications will be accepted beginning Friday, December 1.

Confluence is entering it’s fifth year, and offers young adults time and space to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually while committing to service in the neighborhood through St. John’s, Franklinton, and non-profits addressing issues of homelessness, unemployment, addiction, education, community organizing, immigration and refugee services, and much more. Serving with Confluence is a unique opportunity for young adults to give of themselves, enjoy new places and experiences, and live out their faith in a manner that echoes Paul’s call in Galatians, “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge…rather, serve one another humbly in love.”

Confluence members serve from August 2017 to June 2018.  They receive a monthly stipend, housing, and participate in regular faith formation with their house members.

Confluence is open and affirming, and anyone of any faith may apply, as this program is shaped primarily by the open and inclusive Christian faith as expressed by the Episcopal Church. The application and more information on Confluence and its member programs can be found at ConfluenceYear.Org . The first deadline for applications is on Monday, January 16, 2017 with first offers being extended on Friday January 27. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.