Are you a young adult who’s exploring a call to ordained ministry? Or do you know a young adult who has the gifts for vocational ministry? Exploration 2015 provides an excellent opportunity for young adults to hear, discern, and respond to God’s call to ordained ministry and to explore their gifts for service as a deacon or elder.
Exploration 2015 is for young adults between the ages of 18 and 26 who have sensed God might be calling them to ordained ministry, wondered what ministry in The United Methodist Church is all about, would like help sifting through issues involved in an ordained vocation, or want to learn more about United Methodist seminaries and theological schools.
The three-day conference seeks to respond faithfully and effectively to The United Methodist Church’s focus on increasing the number of young adult clergy in our denomination by creating sacred space to challenge the most gifted and promising young people of our denomination to hear God’s call to the ordained ministry.
Exploration creates sacred space for young adults to be in meaningful fellowship, passionate worship, theological reflection, and practical workshops as they discern whether God’s call on their life is to ordained ministry in The United Methodist Church and what faithful steps they can take in response.
Because the Minnesota Conference is committed to nurturing and developing the next generation of passionate clergy to make disciples of Jesus Christ, the Board of Ordained Ministry will reimburse the cost of registration for the first 10 Minnesota United Methodist young adults who indicate that they’d like to attend. Please consider this opportunity and spread the word about it.
Exploration 2015 details:
Dates: Friday, Nov. 6-Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015
Location: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Registration cost: $225 before Sept. 1; $250 after Sept. 1 (includes lodging, meals, workshops, and transportation to and from the Orlando International Airport)*
*The Board of Ordained Ministry will reimburse the registration cost (up to $250) for the first 10 people who e-mail Recruitment Chair Leah Rosso and indicate interest; registration confirmation must be submitted in order to receive payment. Attendees from the conference must cover the cost of their own transportation to and from Florida.
Joelle Anderson, project manager for The ELI Project (the Minnesota Conference’s internship program for college students exploring a call to vocational ministry), will be at Exploration 2015. Contact her if you have questions.
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church