God calls everyone into ministry, but ministry means more than ordination. CALLED explores how to listen for God’s voice, discern what you’ve heard, and respond faithfully.
journey toward ordained ministry
JTOM is a leadership development experience and scholarship for ethnic minority college/seminary students pursuing ordained ministry in the UMC.
young clergy initiative
The YCI is a 3-quadrennium effort to enable the UMC through targeted grants to encourage young adults in their response to a call into ordained ministry.
EXPLORATION is a 3-day event for young adults to listen, discern, and respond to God’s call to ordained ministry and explore their gifts for service as a deacon or elder in the UMC.
There shall be a Young Clergy Initiative Fund which provides support to increase the number of young clergy among the jurisdictional conferences. This begins a three-quadrennium effort to enable The United Methodist Church to focus efforts on encouraging young adults who wish to respond to the call to ordained ministry to receive a strong theological education in the United Methodist tradition in preparation for ordination. This initiative is in addition to the funds that the church already has budgeted for discernment, recruitment, nurturing, education, and support of young clergy leaders. [Read more…]
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god is calling you
For centuries, God's people have been following 3 simple practices to discover what God is calling them to.
How are you listening?
heard means something.
you can’t help but to respond.