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Lay servant ministries: Through baptism, all Christians are called to a ministry of servanthood. Some feel called to serve their own church or others in a deeper way. The Minnesota Conference offers a variety of opportunities for laity to become trained and equipped to live out their calling. The first step is the ConneXion Retreat. Then laity can choose one of three tracks that match their gifts: They can be trained to become a certified lay servant, certified lay speaker, or certified lay minister.  Learn more

ELI Project: The Exploring Leadership Internship (ELI) Project is for students exploring a call to ordained ministry. Through it, up to 10 college students are selected to participate in a learning experience each summer. After gathering for a week of orientation, which includes trips to seminaries and an opportunity to learn about the United Methodist Church, each intern is placed at a host church or organization for eight weeks. Over that period, the host congregation invites the intern to gain hands-on experience in a wide variety of ministerial contexts—and involves the intern in intentional reading, spiritual formation, and reflective discussions to help him or her hear and discern God’s call. Consider becoming a host congregation.  Learn more

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

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(612) 870-0058