A passionate group of approximately 300 young adults from across The United Methodist Connection gathered in Portland, Oregon November 3-5 to learn more about ministry in The United Methodist Church. Exploration provides these young adults with a space to explore ministry options, gain insight from those in ministry, and connect and support others also considering ministry. Throughout the day, attendees went to multiple workshops designed to help them learn about specific ministry paths and related topics, such as funding options for seminary.

Thanael Certa-Werner and Jessica Kruse, from Faith UMC in Superior, WI, attended the event. They said the best experiences were with their small groups in which they shared their sense of call and the various possibilities to respond. Both also said they were sad to see the event come to an end. Read more about the event here.

By Rev. Barbara Certa-Werner