The CALLED Pastors Family Convention, is slated for June 19-22, 2022, in Lexington, Ky. This event, which usually only happens once every five years, will allow your pastor to join with fellow church-based clergy and chaplains from around the North American Division for a special ministry experience. The CALLED Convention is planned carefully and prayerfully by the North American Division Ministerial Association to support the work and calling of pastors and their families. This convention is an opportunity for your pastoral family to come aside and restore the fire that first sparked their call to ministry.
The convention will emphasize serving, and the theme “Together in Mission — I Will Go,” will encourage pastors as they fulfill their commitment and calling to ministry. At the convention more than $120,000 will be given away to pastors/churches to use in evangelism. The list of topics to be explored at the CALLED Convention focuses on the core qualities of an effective pastor. Seminars cover character qualities, technical gifts such as speaking, the opportunity to learn about study tools to deepen sermon preparation, communication networks to keep the church connected as a community, how to engage as an Adventist Christian with current issues the world is facing, and the list goes on.
Conferences and unions are working together to support the funds needed to get your pastor there, but you can support too. Encourage your pastor to go, understand that it may be time away from your church, but the church will reap the benefits. The next time you see your pastor ask, “Pastor, will you be attending the CALLED Convention?”
Southern Union | January 2022