BOOM Orientation to Ministry
You come to this time in your life to focus on your place in the ministry of all believers. Slowing down, making time for reflection and prayer, practicing how to listen with both your heart and your head: these are some of the ways you will be invited to understand better who you are —and who God is calling you to be. (Answering the Call, Candidacy Guidebook, page 12)
The “Orientation to Ministry” is an annual event required by the Book of Discipline for persons being certified as a candidate for ministry.
In response to this expectation, the Board of Ordained Ministry of the New York Annual Conference is hosting a virtual event on August 13, 2022
Please click on the link below to register and take part in this required orientation for exploring and established ministry candidates.
Download the Pre-Orientation to Ministry Agenda and Worksheets to prepare for the event
Print and share the event flyer
We encourage you to explore the many ways available to respond to your call to ministry:
How have others responded to their call to ministry?
Below are links to videos from members of our Conference who agreed to share their call stories.
Rev. Sheila M. Beckford (Elder, Senior Pastor, John Wesley United Methodist Church)
Rev. Doris K. Dalton (Deacon and Director of Intercultural Competency, NYAC)
Rev. Eileen Daunt (Associate Member, Retired)
Rev. Ximena A. Diaz-Varas (Assistant to the Bishop, New York Annual Conference of the UMC) En Español
Rev. Jeffrey Luis Hooker (Elder, Pastor, Grace United Methodist Church)
Rev. Ohyeun Lee (Laity, Prospect United Methodist Church) 한국어로
Rev. Robert T. Milsom (Elder, Senior Pastor, Saint James United Methodist Church)
Rev. Iwy Patel-Yatri (Elder, Pastor, UMC at Shrub Oak) and Elder, Rev. Enock Yatri (Pastor, Grace United Methodist Church)
Group Mentoring Resources
Please view the resources below to learn more about the UMC, what we believe and more.