Monday, May 22, 2006

Exploring Your Call Canceled for 2006

An Exploring Your Call youth event has been canceled by sponsor Bethany Theological Seminary. The event was scheduled for June 23-27 at Shepherd’s Spring Outdoor Ministry Center in Sharpsburg, Md., but has been called off in light of the involvement of youth in National Youth Conference (NYC) in Fort Collins, Colo., July 22-27. Exploring Your Call began as an annual event in 2001 as an opportunity for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to consider issues of faith and vocation. EYC also did not take place in 2002, primarily in order not to conflict with NYC. Bethany students and staff will provide some leadership at NYC this year, and look forward to conversations with youth in these settings and at the Bethany exhibit, according to a release from the seminary. Some youth groups have planned a stop at Bethany’s Richmond campus as part of their NYC travels. Russell Haitch, assistant professor of Christian Education and director of Bethany’s Institute for Ministry With Youth and Young Adults, expects that Exploring Your Call will continue in the future. “This is a good time to re-evaluate, and possibly improve and refine the program,” he said. For more go to

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