Resources from the 2018 VDC gathering in Orlando.
February 24, 2020, 1:00pm Eastern
This Zoom call is a time to connect, celebrate, share ideas, and pray for each other. A link will be available 1 week before the call.
This YCI-supported journal by Dale Carl Fredrickson offers over 80 exercises to help you uncover what your purpose might be. Read more.
This free, YCI-supported resource helps your faith community explore how to listen, discern, and respond faithfully at any age. Read more.
Exploration creates sacred space for young adults, ages 18-26, to discern whether God’s call on their life is to ordained ministry. Read more.
Equip young adults with the tools and resources they need to explore their purpose, passion and call. Receive up to $10,000. Apply by January 31, 2020.
Think about how your gifts could help identify gifts for ministry in others. Receive a one-year grant up to $2,000. Apply by January 31, 2020.
Design an internship program that will help reimagine what’s possible through the church. Congregations receive up to $20,000. Apply by January 31, 2020.
Develop a mentoring program to guide and support the next generation of leaders. Receive up to $10,000. Apply by January 31, 2020.
An 18-month program of 6 retreats in the Iowa conference that support, resource and connect those who preach regularly. App deadline: Dec.15,2019
Great Plains’ 5 Cups of Coffee brochure
My UM Call is the vocational discernment page for the North Georgia conference
The Call NC is the vocational discernment page for the NC conference
Taste and See is an internship for potential pastoral leaders in the NC conference
Exploring Call is the vocational discernment page for the Great Plains conference
First Steps is an video introduction to the ordination process from North Georgia
Calling 21 is YCI-supported summer internship for young adults in the Virginia conference
self-audit guide form the Great Plains conference for evaluating your community’s ecology of call
50 Way to Cultivate a Culture of Call is a list from the Great Plains conference of 50 ways to… you get it/a>
Become a Global Missions Fellow through the General Board of Global Ministries. Apply by January 7, 2020.
the Lewis Center’s “Clergy Age Trend Report” for 2019
the Forum for Theological Exploration is a incubator that inspires young people to make a difference in the world through Christian communities
Fuller’s Called discussion guide
Project Transformation is a YCI-supported internship program connecting youth to call and church to community
the UM Campus Ministry Association is a network supporting, connecting, equipping and advocating on behalf of collegiate ministers
the Timothy Circle is a network joined together to nurture faith and calling in young people
the Leading in Transformation (LIT)conference supports principled African American young adults discerning a call to church leadership
the Hispanic Young Leader Academy (HYLA) helps hispanic youth and young adults explore their call to ministry
Explore Calling is a webinar with Dr. Anne Walker of St. Paul School of Theology on 10/2/19
Church and Society offers several justice-related internships
link is coming soon for A Guide to Prayer for Those Minding Their Call from Discipleship Ministries
An initiative from Azusa Pacific University to deepen the faith and call of high school students, cultivating emerging Christian leaders within the context of their home communities and peer interest groups.
A collection of UM resources related to a call to serve.
GBHEM’s discernment journal, Listen. Discern. Respond. written and compiled by Dale Carl Fredrickson.
Called by JD Walt
Let Your Life Speak, by Parker Palmer
Courage and Calling, by Gordon T. Smith