Friday, January 8, 2016

Selecting a Conference

How did you select the Conference in which you are pursing ordination? Proximity to your hometown, proximity to your seminary? For as much time and energy as we spend discerning calling and finding our spiritual place, we spend very little finding time our physical place. 

Conferences have different cultures, different missional spirits, different political perspectives, different standard operating procedures. You may fit into one conference’s culture better than another. Your gifts and graces may be more appreciated in one place over another. 

You will spend many years proving to your Board of Ordained Ministry that you can be a meaningful part in their ministry, but have you asked what the Conference do to support your ministry and growth? It’s a touchy thing to question the Conference, but as with any job interview, both parties need to be involved. 

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