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Candidacy Orientation

If you are discerning a call from God on your life, we are thrilled to invite you to our conference’s next Candidacy Orientation set for Saturday, August 26, in conjunction with the Pathways event at Trinity UMC in Warner Robins. The Candidacy Process in the United Methodist Church provides a safe place where men and women can explore with others God's calling. You will be able to hear about the various shapes God's call takes in people's lives, have an opportunity to share your own call as you discern it now, and learn about your next steps in discovering if and how your call could be fulfilled in the United Methodist Church. (Please note that the Candidacy Orientation is a required part of the journey toward licensed or ordained ministry.)

You will begin your day by joining a large gathering of people at registration and at the Opening Worship and Keynote Address. Then, as people disperse to attend various workshops, we will break out and gather for our Candidacy Orientation. The cost is just $10, which covers the cost of your boxed lunch from Chick-fil-A. Safe Sanctuaries compliant childcare is available for newborn to fifth-grade children at a cost of $10 per child, which covers the cost of their lunch.

Schedule for the Day

9:30-10:00    Registration
10:00-11:15  Worship and Keynote Address
11:15-11:30  Break
11:30-12:30  Part One of Candidacy Orientation
12:30-1:30    Lunch
1:30-2:30      Part Two of Candidacy Orientation
2:30-2:45      Break
2:45-3:45      Part Three of Candidacy Orientation

Registration: Register online at Deadline to register is Sunday, August 21.

Some people who may be attending may be far enough along in their journey of discernment to take some of the steps of candidacy before coming to the orientation. For an early look at these steps, click here. Prior to attending, feel free to fill out a Biographical Form 102 and send it to Jay Harris at Remember to download the form, not just view it, before attempting to fill it out.  

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