EXTENDED Deadline to apply: October 5, 2012
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 being 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 to the Moderator’s Office: RevNancyWilson@MCCchurch.net.
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 contact information
Additionally, please respond to the following statements:
1. Describe your history in MCC: maximum three pages double-spaced.
2. Define or explore your sense of calling to Global MCC: maximum five pages double spaced.
3. Explain your short term goals in leadership in MCC.
4. Articulate your long term goals in leadership in MCC.
5. Provide names and contact information for two persons who will be contacted as references.
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 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.
______I will need a scholarship to cover half the cost of room and board.
______I will need a scholarship to cover $100 of the cost for room and board.
______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 may plan to arrive either at the Sarasota airport, and transportation to Ellenton will be arranged, or
arrive at the Tampa airport from which applicants may rent a car to drive to Ellenton.
Applicants will arrive in time for the 3:00 p.m. start on Friday, November 2 and can leave Ellenton for the airport
after lunch on Monday, November 5.
Please submit applications to the Moderator’s Office at RevNancyWilson@MCCchurch.net by October 5, 2012.
Emailed applications are preferred. Applications can also be mailed to:
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson
3293 Fruitville Road, Suite 105
Sarasota, FL 34237