Candidacy Summit



The Candidacy Summit process is a discernment journey of exploring God’s call on your life.  It is an intensive time of being present to the movement of the Holy Spirit through preparation, participation and prayer. 

Exploring your call may seem overwhelming.  To help navigate the journey, we have created a Step-by-Step Guide. The goal is not finishing. The goal is faithfulness; one step at a time.   

In reviewing the Guide, you will notice that the candidacy summit process is framed around a Candidacy Summit Retreat. The East and West Ohio annual conferences offer the Candidacy Summit Retreat as a collaborative ministry.  No matter where you are in Ohio, the Summit Retreat is a first step on your discernment journey.  Candidacy Summit Retreats are bi-annual events where East and West Ohio candidates worship, fellowship, meet with their mentoring group, learn, and reflect with others who are also exploring God’s call on their lives.

The next Candidacy Summit Retreat is January 5-6, 2018 at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. The deadline to receive all registration materials is December 1.  Click here to download the required forms and documents. If you would like more information about this event, please contact your District leadership or the Office of Ministry.

Blessings and encouragement for your journey!         

Rev. Donnetta Peaks, West Ohio Director of Clergy Recruitment, Candidacy, and Licensing
Rev. Ashley Steele, East Ohio Board of Ordained Ministry, Registrar for Candidacy

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