Candidacy Retreat -- January 2020

Candidacy Retreats for persons wishing to become certified candidates for ministry will be Jan. 3-4, 2020, at the Chiara Center in Springfield. The retreat will run from 1 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday. Lodging will be at the Chiara Center and is included in the registration.

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:

  • Approval of your District Superintendent
  • 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, who serves the IGRC Board of Ministry as its vocational discernment coordinator.

Registration Deadline is: Dec. 20.

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I wish to register for the Candidacy Retreat.

Single Room ($20)

The registration is based upon double occupancy. Those requesting a single room will pay an additional $20 for a single room

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