The Call Conference Planned for Feb 12 at Anderson University
The Call – a one-day conference designed to help high school and college students explore God’s call on their lives – will be held Saturday, February 12, on the campus of Anderson University (AU). The event is jointly sponsored by AU, the South Carolina Baptist Convention and the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina.
The conference begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 3:30 p.m. Participants will have the option of staying on for AU campus tours and/or attendance at the AU men’s basketball game at 4 p.m. that day.
Clayton King and Stephen Splawn will be the featured speakers at the event. King is preaching pastor at NewSpring Church in Anderson and president of Clayton King Ministries, which sponsors summer camps, student conferences and leadership and coaching networks. Splawn is pastor of First Northeast Baptist Church in Columbia.
In addition to King and Splawn, a variety of workshops will be offered during the day, relating to various areas of God’s calling. Among the workshops will be sessions on pastoral ministry, worship leadership, youth ministry, church planting, women’s ministry and more. There will also be sessions for students who wish to consider how God calls in vocational areas outside of church-based ministries. A workshop will be held for leaders in helping them to guide students in understanding their calling.
“One of the most valuable gifts we can give to students is helping them better understand what it means to be called of God to ministry or to other vocational areas,” explains Dr. Michael Duduit, dean of AU’s College of Christian Studies and the conference director. “The goal of this conference is to help young people better understand what God’s call is all about, how they identify that calling in their own lives, and how to proceed as they sense that call.”
Registration cost is $10 per student, which includes a conference t-shirt and lunch. Adult leaders bringing their youth may attend for free. Registration is available through the conference website (www.callconference.org) or by calling the university’s College of Christian Studies at 864-328-1809.