Young Clergy Capitol Hill Leadership Forum Deadline Is Jan. 6

December 02, 2010

Only 65 spaces are available for fulltime local church clergy to participate in this program at the United Methodist Building in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. | January 6 is the deadline to apply to attend the 8th annual Young Clergy Capitol Hill Leadership Forum, sponsored by the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS). The forum will be Sunday to Wednesday, Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, at the historic United Methodist Building, next door to the Supreme Court and across the street from the U.S. Capitol.
Annual Conferences are encouraged to send up to two persons, age 35 and under, who may be either Elders or Deacons serving a local church full time.
GBCS advocacy staff will discuss key legislative issues under consideration on Capitol Hill. There also will be an opportunity for conversation with Jim Winkler, GBCS general secretary.
Representatives of other advocacy organizations will explain their activities as well.
350 attended since 2004
The forum will provide creative, participatory ways to teach the Social Principles of The United Methodist Church in congregations. GBCS resources that support, nurture, outreach, and witness will be presented.
Attendees will worship in the historic Simpson Memorial Chapel at the United Methodist Building.
Since 2004 more than 350 persons have participated in these young clergy gatherings, which also provide ample time for networking among attendees.
Registration is limited to 65 persons. To avoid confusion, nominees should be cleared through their Conference's Office of Connectional Ministries.
Continuing Education Credits
Registration fee is $135. 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.
Registration fee for those desiring a private room is $420. Registration for room with spouse is $420. Clergy couples should register separately for $135 each.
1.5 Continuing Education Credits will be awarded for this training event.
Register online at Young Clergy 2011 [Editor's Note: If a "Certificate Error" stating "There is a problem with this website's security certificate" comes up, just click "Continue to this website (not recommended)." The site IS a safe one.]
You also may download the 2011 Young Clergy Leadership Forum application form and mail it, with your check, to the Rev. Clayton Childers/Young Clergy Forum, General Board of Church and Society, 100 Maryland Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20002.
For more information contact Julie Wilson at 202.488.5650, or the Rev. Neal Christie, Assistant General Secretary for Education and Leadership Formation, at 202.488.5611.