Candidacy Retreats for persons wishing to become certified candidates for ministry will be Jan. 6-7, 2017, at Chiara Center in Springfield. The retreat will run from 1 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The retreat enables participants to worship together, have a chance to ask questions and learn about call, learn about the process of ordained ministry and meet with mentor groups.
Cost is $325 (includes lodging, meals and psychological assessment)
Prerequisites (for more info see http://www.igrctheboard.com/#!candidatespage/c1tu1):
• Read and discuss The Christian as Minister with their pastor, campus minister or other clergy
• Write a letter to DS describing your call to ministry and requesting an appointment to discuss your call and complete required paperwork
Required for all candidates for ministry: licensed local pastor, deacon or elder
For more information, contact Kathy Crozier at firstname.lastname@example.org, who serves the IGRC Board of Ministry as its vocational discernment coordinator.
Registration Deadline is: Dec. 1, 2016.