Resources

Vocational Discernment

The Christian as Minister

The Christian as Minister is an introduction and explanation of the different types of ministry available for people considering God’s call to ministry in The United Methodist Church. This book is required reading for anyone considering the call to licensed or ordained ministry.

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Discernment Journal

Listen. Discern. Respond. is a 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.

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Called Curriculum

Called is a curriculum resource from 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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5 Cups of Coffee

“5 Cups of Coffee” facilitates 5 vocational discernment conversations. It pairs 5 topics and 5 scripture passages to gradually guide a conversation deeper into discovering who God is calling you to be. This resource is shared by the Great Plains Annual Conference.

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Ministry in the UMC

“Ministry in the UMC” is a flyer charting various pathways within the UMC to respond to God’s call to leadership, lay or ordained. Follow the chart to identify where your gifts and passions may align with current UM credentialing opportunities. This flyer is available in English and Spanish.

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50 Ways

“50 Way to Cultivate a Culture of Call” is a list of 50 ways to change the culture of your community to become more call-oriented through communication, affirmation, and empowerment. This resource is shared by the Great Plains Annual Conference.

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Self-Audit

There are several key components that contribute to a culture of call. These are some questions to guide you through a
self-audit about how you’re doing in several key areas. This resource is shared by the Great Plains Annual Conference.

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Called Discussion Guide

The “Called Discussion Guide” supports a small group conversation over 6 sessions. It includes scripture references, space for processing, and guiding questions. This resource is shared by Fuller Theological Seminary.

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The Vocational Discernment Coordinator Network

If you’re doing the work of a Vocational Discernment Coordinator, join us for a time of connecting, celebrating one another, sharing ideas, and praying together in the midst of vocational discernment work. We have virtual check-ins on the first Tuesday of February, April, June, August, October, and December.

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Boards of Ordained Ministry

The Christian as Minister

The Christian as Minister is an introduction and explanation of the different types of ministry available for people considering God’s call to ministry in The United Methodist Church. This book is required reading for anyone considering the call to licensed or ordained ministry.

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Answering the Call

Answering the Call (the candidacy guidebook) is the guidebook for the candidacy journey in The United Methodist Church. This book is available through your annual conference office. Contact your Vocational Discernment Coordinator for a copy.

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The BOM Library

GBHEM maintains current resources for Boards of Ordained Ministry and district Committees on Ordained Ministry, including the BOM Handbook, in this virtual Library.

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The Board of Ordained Ministry Network

If you’re a BOM staff member,  join us for a time of connecting, celebrating one another, sharing ideas, and praying together in the midst of Board of Ordained Ministry work. We have virtual check-ins every other Tuesday.

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