Deadline to apply for 5th Young Clergy Leadership Forum is Jan. 16

December 04, 2008

Applicants, age 35 and under, must serve full-time in local church.

WASHINGTON, D.C.-January 16 is the deadline to apply to attend the fifth annual Young Clergy Capitol Hill Leadership Forum, sponsored by the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society (GBCS). The forum will be held February 8-11 (Sunday to Wednesday), at the historic United Methodist Building, next door to the Supreme Court and across the street from the U.S. Capitol.
Annual conferences are urged to send up to two persons, age 35 and under, who may be either elders or on an elder track, and serving a local church full time.
The Young Adult Clergy Leadership Forum will provide creative and participatory ways to teach the Social Principles of The United Methodist Church in congregations.
There will be an opportunity for conversation with Jim Winkler, GBCS chief executive. GBCS advocacy staff will discuss key legislative issues being debated on Capitol Hill. Representatives of other social justice organizations will describe their activities.
There also will be worship in the historic Simpson Memorial Chapel at the United Methodist Building, and time to network with other young adult clergy from across the connection.
Registration is limited to 50 persons. The registration fee is $100 and attendees or their conferences are responsible for covering travel expenses to and from Washington, D.C. GBCS will pay hotel, meals, and program costs in Washington, D.C.
Two continuing education credits will be awarded.
For more information or to register, contact the Rev. Clayton Childers, GBCS director of Annual Conference Relations, at 202-488-5642, or email
Online registration is available at Click on "Young Clergy Capitol Hill Leadership Forum," found under Upcoming Events in the right-hand column.
GBCS is one of four international general program boards of The United Methodist Church. The board's primary areas of ministry are Advocacy, Education and Leadership Formation, United Nations and International Affairs, and resourcing these areas for the denomination. It has offices on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and at the Church Center at the United Nations in New York City.