Monday, December 22, 2014

God’s Calling event for laity — explore the question: “God, are you calling me?”

Have you ever wondered, “God, where/how is it you are calling me to serve”? Do you know individuals being called to the ministry of a pastor within the United Methodist Church? Have you wondered what is the difference in serving as an ordained elder, ordained deacon, a local pastor, and /or a certified lay minister? Do you know the various certified ministries honored by the United Methodist Church?

You are invited to join us on Saturday, February 28, at Wesley UMC in Selinsgrove for the God’s Calling Event, presented by the Enlistment & Interpretation Committee of the Susquehanna Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. This is a day apart for laity as we examine the ministry of the ordained elder, ordained deacon, local pastor, and certified ministries of the church. This event will include information in regard to scholarship and grant availability, educational requirements, seminaries, the role of leadership within the church, and how do I know it is God who is calling me.
This is an exciting opportunity for those discerning a call to ministry. Former participants have all agreed this event is worth attending.

If you are in the candidacy process, this is a requirement for certification, and a requirement for those in the process of becoming a certified lay minister.

Enroll now by downloading the God’s Calling brochure found on the front page of the Conference website at, or go to the Board of Ordained Ministry website at link onto Resources. Contact Carol Diffenbaugh at or 717-737-7923 ext. 104 or Rev. Sandy Kraft at for additional information.

Wesley UMC
306 Rhoads Ave.
Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $20, includes materials and lunch


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