Exploring Ministry

Are you interested in exploring a call to ministry?  You’ve come to the right place. 














In the United Methodist Church, candidates for ministry explore their call through conversations with their pastors, district superintendent, and ultimately by attending Candidacy Summit. 

If you’re a college student, consider applying to be an intern in a church for a summer, or pray about attending Exploration, an event hosted every other year around the country for young people.  If you’re in seminary, check our calendar to see when representatives from the Texas Annual Conference will be on your campus. 

If you have questions about exploring a call to ministry, visit www.explorecalling.org.

Or contact Rev. Deborah Hawboldt, Associate Director in the Center for Clergy Excellence, is happy to help. You can email her at Click to email