The YCI invites grant requests that assist young people to LISTEN for, DISCERN, and RESPOND WELL to God’s call to ordained ministry.
Listen. Discern. Respond. is a NEW journal from the Young Clergy Initiative offers over 80 unique, thought provoking exercises will help you sketch, pray, color, sing, scribble, study, ponder, observe, question, dream, and uncover what your purpose might be. Written and compiled by Dale Carl Fredrickson.
Exploration creates sacred space for young adults, ages 18-26, to be in MEANINGFUL FELLOWSHIP, PASSIONATE WORSHIP, THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION, and PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS as they discern whether God’s call on their life is to ordained ministry in The United Methodist Church and what faithful steps they can take in response.
Vocational Discernment Coordinators
The VDC coordinates the candidacy mentoring process in their annual conference. They coordinate, implement, and strengthen the candidacy process through recruiting, training, and assigning mentors to new candidates.
Journey Towards Ordained Ministry
The Journey Toward Ordained Ministry is a $5,000/year scholarship, retreat, and mentor experience for college and seminary students pursuing ordination in The United Methodist Church.