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Call Conference to Equip Those Pursuing Ministry

August 1, 2018

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For the second year in a row, Anderson University is hosting a one-day conference for people who have been called to Christian ministry or are exploring such a call.

Call Conference 2018 Anderson UniversityThe event – known as The Call – is on Saturday September 8, from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Featured speakers include Clayton King, teaching pastor at NewSpring Church and President of Clayton King Ministries, and Dr. James Noble, Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry at Anderson University and Pastor of Mountain Spring Baptist Church in Anderson.

In addition to general sessions, a variety of workshops are offered for students to consider various areas of ministry, including the pastorate, worship leadership, missions, youth and children’s ministry and other areas of service. Workshops are led by area ministers and Anderson University faculty.

“Ministry is not an option or a personal choice. It is a divine calling,” said Dr. Michael Duduit, Dean of the College of Christian Studies and Clamp Divinity School at AU. “For the health of our churches, it is urgent that we emphasize the importance of a call to ministry and to help the next generation as God calls them out to serve.”

Churches are encouraged to bring young people who are exploring God’s call in their lives. Adult leaders who bring five or more students can attend at no cost.

Anderson University is one of four Baptist universities which form the Call to Ministry Network, a national coalition designed to encourage and nurture the next generation in their ministry call. Other members of the group – launched in June – include California Baptist University, Oklahoma Baptist University and Union University.

The cost to attend The Call is $10 per person, which includes all conference sessions, lunch and a conference T-shirt. To learn more call (864) 328-1809 or visit

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