June 6-10, 2012 at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA
Why Serve is a conference about discerning God’s call in our lives. What am I called to do? How am I called to live? Where? With whom? These are all questions for discernment. Join us for a time of reflection, conversation, challenge, and resource sharing as we collectively discern God’s call for us.
Why young adults of color?
Our baptismal covenant calls all people to ministry, however our structures for raising up leadership and empowering our members do not always reflect the broad cultural diversity of our church. In an effort to explore this diversity, our ethnic missioners have chosen to work together to provide alternative models for discernment that celebrate and explore the experiences of those at the margins of the dominant culture, further opening the doors of our church and demonstrating a road for our continued growth and transformation.
Do I have to be considering ordination?
No. While we welcome those who do feel called to ordained ministry, this conference is built to address the call to ministry of all the baptized, both inside and outside the church, both lay and ordained. We all have questions in our lives we are trying to answer faithfully. What are yours? For those who are considering ordination, there will be available resources, people and time to help you wrestle with this call.
Who is behind this event?