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Candidacy Summit
January 15-16, 2021 - Virtual Event
June 25-26, 2021 at Roslyn Retreat Center, Richmond, VA

The Candidacy Summit is an event for considering or admitted candidates for ministry in the Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church (VAUMC). You must be a high school graduate, and 18-years of age, to participate. The purpose of the Candidacy Summit is to provide opportunities for vocational discernment, connection with others who are exploring God's call in their lives, and deeper understanding about the VAUMC journey towards certified, licensed and ordained ministry.

Two Candidacy Summits are offered each year. Due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and winter weather, the January event will be held virtually. We hope to return to a traditional or hybrid event in June 2021. Participation in one Candidacy Summit is required before one can become a certified candidate for ministry in the VAUMC.
For January 2021, this professional development event will include a number of recorded videos to watch at your own pace before the virtual gathering begins at 1:00pm on Friday, January 15. Live video discussion and small group breakouts will continue through the afternoon and conclude at 6:00pm Friday evening. Saturday, January 16 will begin with live video discussions at 9:00am and run through the day with a closing worship service from 4:00-4:30pm.

Registration is $25.00 for this virtual event and includes a pre-purchased code for the CliftonStrengths Assessment. 
For June 2021, this professional development event begins at 10:30am on Friday morning. Discussion continues around the table during meals and activities run into the early evening.The Summit concludes at 4:00pm on Saturday. 

Registration is $75.00 and includes your meals and overnight lodging at the retreat center. If this cost presents an undue hardship, there will be an option for scholarship information during the registration process. Please register your attendance, noting any dietary and lodging preferences. Your confirmation email will include a registration number, allowing you to return to this site to modify your registration date or preferences. We recommend you save your confirmation email, or print the registration page, for your records.

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Virginia Conference, The United Methodist Church