Call to Ministry Retreat



“Calling Forward: Hearing God’s Call on Your Life”



On January 9-11, 2015 at Wesley Woods Camp and Retreat center (Indianola, IA) the Iowa Annual Conference is hosting a retreat, “Calling Forward”.  This retreat is designed for young persons (age 16-25) who have a great potential for ministry. This time will provide a space to consider all that God is calling forward in their lives.  We’ll gather for worship, small group conversation and reflection, hear from a variety of persons in ministry settings, and ask lots of questions. 


The cost is just $25 and includes all lodging, food, and supplies thanks to a generous grant from the Young Clergy Initiative.  You can register here: The deadline for registration is Dec. 24th.


Please consider other friends, members of your congregation, or anyone else who may benefit from joining in this weekend, and pass the invitation along! You can also connect with the group on facebook and learn about more opportunities here:


Please share with your youth groups, young adults and know that there are many praying for them right now as they discern this call. We know this type of calling is a journey for sure, and one that is enriched when we join along with others. 



Wishing you all the hope, love, peace, and joy we are preparing for in this season of Advent!



Rev. Mara Bailey

Chaplain, Smith Chapel

Simpson College

Indianola, IA

direct: 515-961-1684