Called & Sent

Called & Sent is a year-long intensive experience for senior high youth that will guide the participants into a process for discernment of life calling/vocational ministry and a deeper life of discipleship, give time for growth as Christian leaders for the church and the world, and broaden their exposure to the larger Church connection.



The participants are senior high youth (ages 15-18 or grades 10-12) who have felt God’s call into some sort of Christian ministry and/or shows potential for being a strong Christian leader.(more )



Discernment Partners

The discernment partners are caring Christian adults who will guide the selected youth through the Called & Sent process for the development of youth Christian leaders and future clergy. (more )


The Experience

The launch of each new class of participants will begins at the Annual Conference Gathering with a time of recognition and celebration. Then throughout the next 12 months, each participant will be completing various leadership experiences. Some are mandatory and others can be adapted to fit the calling that God has placed on your heart. (more )


Cost for the Participant

The Called & Sent: Youth Leadership Academy is a ministry of the Western Pennsylvania United Methodist Annual Conference. Many of the costs associated with Called & Sent are covered by the Annual Conference.(more )


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