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Calling 21 Program

Calling 21 is a Young Adult, Local Church Internship Program. It is a partnership ministry among the Virginia Conference Center for Clergy Excellence, the Cabinet, and Shenandoah University. The purpose of the program is for college students to explore their calling. It is conference-wide, grass roots, congregation-based, youth-focused approach to the Virginia Conference’s emerging culture of call. These students spend a summer immersed in the life of a local church, not their own, discerning God’s call on their lives, and experiencing the diverse church communities in Virginia. (Calling 21 Promotional Flier)

Are you…
Wondering what you are supposed to do with your life?
Desiring to use your gifts and skills?
Interested in learning more about Christian vocation?
Willing to work hard with the amazing folks in Virginia?
Completed one year of college?
…then Calling 21 may be for you.        

Applications for interns available December 1 and Due February 1 
Applications for host churches are available November 1 and due January 15

Additional information:
•    Check out this document of Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) about Calling 21.
•    Internship is from June to August
•    Includes: Orientation at Shenandoah University, Annual Conference, and Reflection in Richmond

For additional questions, contact: The Rev. Meghan Roth Clayton, Chair of the Calling 21 Team, at meghanclayton@vaumc.org or the Rev. Lindsey B. Freeman, Director of the Center for Clergy Excellence, ClergyExcellence@vaumc.org or (804) 521-1160