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Discerning a Call to Ministry

All baptized persons are called to minister in Christ’s name. It is the role of the Bishop, the Commission on Ministry, and parish clergy and lay leadership, to assist all persons in discerning those persons whose gifts for leadership and vision mark them as potential leaders in the church, either lay or ordained.

The Here I Am Retreat Day is scheduled annually is designed for all persons exploring a call to ministry. The day focuses on the process of discernment and how the Christian community listens for God’s call to each baptized person. If you are discerning a call to ordained ministry, be in touch with your parish rector to explore where God may be calling you. Rectors and or sponsoring priests with potential applicants are required to attend.