1-4 November 2013
Deadline to apply: 30 September 2013
Goals and Expectations
This retreat is designed for individuals under the age of 35 interested in serving MCC beyond the local level, as a volunteer or as a full-time vocation; as clergy or as lay leaders. The retreat will be designed to include denominational leaders and staff and will provide registrants with an opportunity for discernment about vocation on a denominational or movement level with MCC, and to really get the BIG picture about MCC globally.
Do you feel called to serve MCC beyond the local level, either as a leader, as a volunteer, or as a full-time vocation as clergy or lay leader? Have you wondered if you might be called to be an Elder? Or serve as part of the MCC Global Staff? Or do you want to understand more about the relationship of local church ministry and denominational/movement goals? Do you want to help shape MCC’s future?
If so, then maybe this retreat is for you!
If you are interested in applying to participate in this Retreat, please submit the following information, including the short answer/ brief essay below, to the Moderator’s Office: .
Please include the following information in your application:
- Email Address
- Phone Number
- Gender Identity
- MCC church of which you are a member
- Senior Pastor’s name and email address
Short Answer/Brief Essay
- Describe your history in MCC: maximum three pages double-spaced.
- Define or explore your sense of calling to Global MCC: maximum five pages double spaced.
- Explain your short term goals in leadership in MCC.
- Articulate your long term goals in leadership in MCC.
Select two individuals to serve as references and ask each person to write a letter of recommendation on your behalf attesting to your qualifications to be selected to the Young Adult Leadership Mentoring Retreat. Please ask those providing references to submit letters to the Moderator’s Office by 9 September 2013. Send to .
Anticipated Location/Costs/Application Review
Applications will be evaluated and reviewed by the Young Adult Leadership Mentoring Retreat Faculty. Only eighteen applicants will be accepted into this Retreat program.
Our expectation is that every participant will cover their travel costs. Tuition is free.
The total cost of lodging and meals is $280 for a semi-private room. In order to plan our budget, please let us know which of the following apply to you regarding the cost of room and board.
______ I can cover all of the cost of room and board and will pay $280.00.
______I will need a scholarship to cover $100 of the cost for room and board and I will pay $180.00.
______I will need a scholarship to cover half the cost of room and board and I will pay $140.00.
______I will need a scholarship to cover $200 of the cost for room and board and I will pay $80.00.
______I will need a full scholarship for the cost of room and board.
The Retreat will be held at DaySpring Conference Center in Ellenton, Florida.
Applicants should fly into the Tampa, Florida, airport no later than 1:00 p.m. EDT Friday, 1 November. The retreat ends after lunch Monday, 4 November. Please plan your departure no earlier than 3:30 p.m. EDT that day.
Deadline and Submission Format
Submit applications to the Moderator by 9 September 2013. Emailed applications are preferred at . Applications can also be mailed to the Moderator’s Office, 3293 Fruitville Road, Suite 105, Sarasota, FL 34237.