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. This internship program for college students lasts from mid-June to mid-August, and the interns are housed with a host family in local congregations around Virginia. 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 to change the world?
- Interested in learning what Christian vocation is about?
- Willing to work hard with awesome people around Virginia?
- Someone who has completed at least a year of college?
…then Calling 21 may be for you.                                

Applications available December 1 and Due February 1

Check out this document of Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) about Calling 21.
Interested in being a Host church?

Other important things to know:
• The internship is from June 3 to August 7, 2018
    o Including Orientation June 3-6, Annual Conference June 15-17 and Reflection August 6-7
• A video interview will be scheduled after the February 1 deadline.

For additional questions: Contact the Rev. Meghan Roth Clayton, Chair of the Calling 21 Team, at or the Rev. Lindsey M. Baynham, Associate Director for the Center for Clergy Excellence, at or 804-521-1160




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10330 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606
1-800-768-6040 or (804) 521-1100
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