Candidacy Retreat
Friday, January 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM to Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 6:00 PM

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Chiara Center
4875 LaVerna Road
Springfield, IL 62707

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Kathy Crozier

Candidacy Retreats for persons wishing to become certified candidates for ministry will be Jan. 3-4, 2020, at the Chiara Center in Springfield. The retreat will run from 1 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday. Lodging will be at the Chiara Center and is included in the registration.

The retreat enables participants to worship together, have a chance to ask questions and learn about call, learn about the process of ordained ministry and meet with mentor groups.

Cost is $325 (includes lodging, meals and psychological assessment)

Prerequisites (for more info see

  • Approval of your District Superintendent
  • Read and discuss The Christian as Minister with their pastor, campus minister or other clergy
  • Write a letter to DS describing your call to ministry and requesting an appointment to discuss your call and complete required paperwork

Required for all candidates for ministry: licensed local pastor, deacon or elder.