Young Clergy Academy Application Opens for Young Adults Considering Ministry and Host Churches


The Georgia United Methodist Young Clergy Academy connects young adults interested in exploring a call to ministry with a local church and committed clergy mentor for a nine-month internship.

Young Adults Exploring a Call to Ordained Ministry
Are you or do you know a young adult (age 18-28) who is considering ministry as a vocation, but doesn’t know where to start? The Young Clergy Academy offers a 9-month paid internship whereby participants are immersed in a vocational setting with intentional opportunities to deeply discern their call to clergy as a vocation with a specifically assigned mentor. Interns will serve in a variety of ministry areas within their host church. Interns are expected to serve 25 hours per week for nine months and will receive $9,000 over a nine-month period. Every effort will be made to place interns in host churches in their local area; however, housing will be provided by host churches if needed. Applicants must be members of a South or North Georgia United Methodist Church or a Wesley Foundation. The Young Clergy Academy is sponsored by the UM Commission, the campus ministry division of the North and South Georgia Conferences. The application deadline is June 1, 2019. Internships will begin August 1, 2019.   
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Churches that Would Like to Serve as a Host Church for a Young Clergy Academy Intern 
Interns will serve 25 hours a week for nine months (August 1, 2019-April 30, 2020). Host churches must have a committed clergy mentor to guide the intern in learning about the various ministry areas involved in ordained ministry. Mentors are expected to attend an orientation retreat in early August. Host churches contribute $2,500 to the Young Clergy Academy, plus provide housing to interns if needed. If you would like to find out more about how to become a host church for the Young Clergy Academy, contact Rev. Jonathan Smith to find out more. 
Rev. Jonathan Smith
Young Clergy Academy Director