Across the ELCA, there’s talk about a clergy shortage. In the Upper Susquehanna Synod, they are doing more than just talking about it.
Last year the Pennsylvania synod offered its first summer camp to encourage middle-school students to discern whether they are called to ministry. The idea came out of its candidacy committee, which provides guidance and makes decisions on people who wish to enter the ministry.
Confirmation-aged youth from the Upper Susquehanna Synod find out what it means to be “Called!” The camp helps youth think about their gifts for ministry.
The event was open to all youth in the synod. Pastors and congregations were asked to encourage young people whom they identified with potential gifts for ministry to attend “Called! ’08.”
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