Looking for ways to explore how God is calling you? Know of an individual who might be called to ministry? The Virginia Annual Conference is passionate around cultivating a sense of call and nurturing call among leaders. Check out some of the events and resources below around vocational discernment, learning, experience as well as clarifying your call. If you have questions or are interested in more resources, contact the Rev. Lindsey B. Freeman, Director of the Center for Clergy Excellence, ClergyExcellence@vaumc.org or (804) 521-1160.
Becoming a Certified Candidate (pdf)
VAUMC Candidacy Summits
VAUMC Calling 21 Program
Youth Theology Institute at Shenandoah University:
Shenandoah University’s Youth Theology Institute is an intensive two-week program from July 19-Aug. 1 , designed to help rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors become better leaders through deep and thought-provoking experiences. During the course of the two weeks, daily rhythms of academic study and religious reflection will be balanced with immersive experiences. Students will be exposed to different faith traditions, service opportunities and a mixture of rural, wilderness and urban contexts at Shenandoah’s Winchester campus, its Shenandoah River Campus at Cool Spring and the Wesley Theological Seminary campus in Washington, D.C.
Click here for more information and how to apply.
Convergence at Randolph-Macon College:
All too often, young people are taught there are no connections between what they read in the Bible and what they study in science class. From June 22 -June 30, Randolph-Macon College and Union Presbyterian Seminary faculty will lead high school youth (freshmen, sophomores and juniors) in exploring topics such as The Origin of the Universe, Stewardship of the Earth, and Non-Western Religious Voices on Science. The following link will be updated soon: convergence.rmc.edu You may also visit Convergence on Facebook