Church of the Brethren
Virlina District
3402 Plantation Road, NE
Roanoke, Virginia  24012
(800) 847-5462
(540) 362-1816
Virlina District

Church of the Brethren
Continuing the Work of Jesus.  Peacefully. Simply. Together.
Continuing the Work of Jesus. Peacefully. Simply. Together.

Calling the called 2018: discernment, discipleship, direction

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What is Calling the Called?

Calling the Called is a weekend event organized by the Shenandoah and Virlina Districts. It is an intentional time away from the routine of life to discern what it means to be called by God to the set-apart ministry.  Whether you are someone actively exploring the possibility of ministry or someone unsure of God’s calling this will be a helpful time of discernment and discovery. Come and hear personal call stories, come and wrestle with biblical call stories, come and learn about the process of entering the set-apart ministry in the Church of the Brethren. Come for worship and fellowship; come and discover what it means to be a people called by God.”  Ministers are also encouraged to attend to provide support and insight, as well as to continue in their education about calling others into ministry.  CEUs are listed below.  Register by April 14th!

The Calling the Called committee is also sponsoring a pre-conference event entitled Creating a Culture of Call Led by Nancy Sollenberger Heishman (Director of the Office of Ministry) and designed for pastors and other congregational leaders,Creating a Culture of Call is intended to help congregations consider how they may maintain a steady focus of identifying, calling, and training pastoral leadership from within their own congregations.  How many of our future church leaders are currently sitting in our pews?  This event will be held on Friday at Camp Bethel from 2:00-4:30 p.m. See the registration form below for more details.  .2 CEUs available!  Register by April 14th!

When is Calling the Called?

April 20-21, 2018 at Camp Bethel (Fincastle, VA)

Friday – April 20th (.2 CEUs)

  • Registration - 5 p.m.
  • Dinner - 6 p.m.
  • Welcome and Worship - 7 p.m.
  • Session One 7:30 p.m.

Saturday – April 21st (.4 CEUs)

  • Morning Devotions - 7:30 a.m.
  • Breakfast - 8:00 a.m.
  • Session Two - 9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch - 12:00 p.m.
  • Session Three - 1:00 p.m.
  • Closing - 4 p.m.

Follow up Session: A follow up session will be held in both Shenandoah and Virlina Districts to help continue the discernment process and to check in with one another. Details of the time and date for your district's fourth session will be shared at the event.

How can I get more information?

Check out these additional resources:

Facebook Page

Brochure (.pdf)

YouTube Video!

How do I register?

Download the form here!!!  Registrations are due April 14th!