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Discern: An Exploration of Vocation

Young Adults & Students

WHEN: September 19 - 22, 2019

After five years of hosting a dozen regional discernment retreats, FTE is excited to announce DISCERN: An Exploration of Vocation, our first-ever national discernment event for young adults!

DISCERN is a three-day retreat where attendees will explore innovative models of ministry and participate in thought-provoking conversations around purpose, passion and call. Attendees will also have an opportunity to connect with and learn from our Theologians in Residence Rev. Nelson and Joyce Hobson Johnson.

The Johnsons are co-founders of Faith Community Church and the Beloved Community Center in Greensboro, North Carolina, where they have led several initiatives around social justice issues, including economic justice and housing rights, racial reconciliation, immigration, and peace-building.

If you know a young adult who would benefit from attending DISCERN we encourage you to nominate them. DISCERN is exclusively for young adults between the ages of 18 and 30 who are interested in:

  • Faith-guided leadership
  • Making a difference in the world
  • Pursuing a life of service; and
  • Inspiring others to action

Before you nominate a young adult to attend please discuss the retreat and the application process with them first.

Deadline to nominate: May 13th

Nominees/Applicants should currently reside in the U.S. or Canada and should not have attended a previous FTE discernment retreat.

Are you a young adult who wants to attend but haven’t been nominated? Click here for more information on how you can apply to attend!

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