The YCI invites grant requests that assist young people to LISTEN for, DISCERN, and RESPOND WELL to God’s call to ordained ministry.

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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.

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Exploration creates sacred space for young adults, ages 18-26, to be in MEANINGFUL FELLOWSHIPPASSIONATE WORSHIPTHEOLOGICAL 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.

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Called is a resource form the Young Clergy Initiative that helps your community explore how to LISTEN for God’s voice, DISCERN what you’ve heard, and RESPOND faithfully at any age.

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Vocational Discernment Coordinators

The VDC coordinates the candidacy mentoring process in their annual conference. They coordinateimplement, and strengthen the candidacy process through recruitingtraining, and assigning mentors to new candidates.

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Journey Towards Ordained Ministry

The Journey Toward Ordained Ministry is a $5,000/year scholarshipretreat, and mentor experience for college and seminary students pursuing ordination in The United Methodist Church.