The Call: Ministry Leadership Institute, June 5-9 or 12-16

Feb. 20, 2017 - by Carol Best

 

TheCall-headerImagine you’re 17 and you feel a call to ministry. You’ve shared this passion with your pastor and your friends. Will you have to wait until you are in college to really discover what this call is all about? What if you could explore it this summer on MNU’s campus? MNU invites interested teens to The Call, a one-week ministry leadership institute held June 5-9 or 12-16. Pastors, professors and others in ministry will lead high school juniors and seniors in an exciting week meant to help them discover what their call means and equip them for the beginning of their ministries.

The Call features daily individual and corporate worship, theological training, biblical instruction, service learning and fun activities around Kansas City. Participants will enjoy living on campus in residence halls, eating on campus and meeting new people.

Institute Leadership

Institute Director: Ron Jackson

  • MNU Assistant Professor of Youth Ministry at MNU
  • Ministry Experience: 30 years
  • Popular speaker for workshops, retreats and camps, Jackson has a heart for ministry, youth and those who are searching for their calling in life.

Institute Chaplain/Resident Associate Pastor: Ed Belzer

  • Ministry Experience: 26 years as youth pastor experience
  • Frequent retreat and camp speaker, organizer of mission trips.

Housing Directors/Residence Life Hosts: Chris and Kristin Gilmore

  • Ministry Experience:  in church leadership, women’s ministry and missions.
  • Chris’ writing, which challenges Christians and non-Christians alike, is frequently featured on The Huffington Post.

Activity Director: Larry Page

  • Ministry Experience: 24 years, youth ministry
  • Page’s passion is to lead students to Christ, help them mature in their faith, develop them as student/spiritual leaders and launch them to serve others in Jesus' name.

Other leadership team members include Joseph Dagostino, senior pastor in residence, and Ryan and Ashley Gage, worship leaders. Read bios here. 

Apply Today

The one-week institute is available for the cost of $95 and includes food, lodging, workshops and all materials. Applications are open now for either week at mnuthecall.org. Organizers say the institute may fill quickly so participants are urged to apply early.

The Call is made possible by a $600,000 Lilly Endowment’s High School Youth Theology Institutes initiative, which seeks to encourage young people to explore theological traditions, ask questions about the moral dimensions of contemporary issues and examine how their faith calls them to lives of service. MNU received the grant in December 2015.

 

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