During a period of discernment, we listen for the call of God on our lives. The Deaconess-Home Missioner Discernment event is an opportunity to explore God's call to vocational ministry as a Deaconess or Home Missioner of The United Methodist Church. During these 2-3 days, we explore scripture, hear and share call stories, and learn what it takes to be in relationship as a Deaconess or Home Missioner, all in a retreat-like setting.
Interested in attending a discernment event? Please complete the application below. If not interested in attending a Discernment Event but would like additional information, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ability to travel to the event (housing and meals are provided) *
- Membership in The United Methodist Church
- Discerning a call to lay ministry
- Completion and approval of discernment event application
*The Office of Deaconess and Home Missioner is committed to eliminating financial barriers. Please contact their office for more information.