Retreat examines call


A “can’t miss event” for those who have gifts for ministry or may already be exploring ministry is The Calling.

The event is designed for high school juniors, senior and college students considering a call to vocational ministry.

The Calling is scheduled for Jan. 25-26 at Lake Tiak 0’Khata near Louisville. The cost is $60. Registration will be handled by the conference Ministerial Services office.

The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Troy Benton, a young pastor of a new church plant in Atlanta. Benton has started several innovative ministries in the East Ohio Conference and was named the vision leader and president of the Coalition of Young Adult African-American Pastors.

Ginny Owens will be the worship and praise leader. Owens is a renowned Christian artist and will give a concert on Saturday evening. 

The Calling is sponsored by the Mississippi Conference Board of Ordained Ministry.