Calling 21 Program

Calling 21 is a Young Adult, Local Church Internship Program. It is a partnership ministry among the Virginia Conference Center for Clergy Excellence, the Cabinet, and Shenandoah University. The purpose of the program is for college students to explore their calling. It is conference-wide, grass roots, congregation-based, youth-focused approach to the Virginia Conference's emerging culture of call. These students spend a summer immersed in the life of a local church, not their own, discerning God's call on their lives, and experiencing the diverse church communities in Virginia. (Calling 21 Promotional Flier)

Are you…
Wondering what you are supposed to do with your life?
Desiring to use your gifts and skills?
Interested in learning more about Christian vocation?
Willing to work hard with the amazing folks in Virginia?
Completed one year of college?
…then Calling 21 may be for you.        

Applications for interns available November 29 and Due January 31
Applications for host churches are available now and due January 15

Additional information:
•    Check out this document of Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) about Calling 21.
•    Internship is from June 1 to August 4, 2020
•     Includes: Orientation June 1-4 at Shenandoah University, Annual Conference June 18-20 in Roanoke and Reflection August 3-4 in Richmond

For additional questions, contact: The Rev. Meghan Roth Clayton, Chair of the Calling 21 Team, at or the Rev. Joanna Dietz, Associate Director for Call and Candidacy, at or 804-521-1127


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The Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church
10330 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606
(804) 521-1100
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