Purpose of a Discernment Partner

A Christian and caring adult who  will guide the selected high school youth (15-18) or grades 10-12 thru the Camping and Retreat Ministries “Called&Sent” process for the development of young Christian leaders and future clergy. 

Discernment Partner Duties/Responsibilities/Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Attend at least two of the three Called&Sent retreats with your youth partner.
  • Be actively supportive and involved in your youth partner’s spiritual leadership project.
  • Meet with your youth partner, 1-2 weeks after each additional experience beyond the Called&Sent retreats to debrief what they learned and experienced.
  • Send brief quarterly reports to the Called&Sent committee with updates on your youth partner’s progress through the program.
  • Act as a resource and serve as an example/role model in your Christian leadership walk.
  • Work as a team member with other Discernment Partners and their selected youth.
  • Complete necessary background checks and follow all Safe Sanctuaries policies.
  • Have a:
    • Willing Spirit
    • Openness to cultural and ethnic differences
    • Good Listening Skills
    • Patience and sense of humor
    • Commitment through the 1-2 year journey with youth.