"YES" Call to Ministry Youth Retreat, 2014, Bishop Peggy Johnson annointing young man

YES Youth Retreat, Vocational Intern Program

Dear Pastors and Youth Pastors,

As Christmas approaches fast, I wanted to take time to remind you of two great opportunities available through the Eastern PA Conference and the Board of Ordained Ministry.


Registration is now open for the 2015 YES Youth Retreat! See the full event information on the Conference Calendar.

YES Youth Retreat
  • Save the Date: April 16, 2016IMG_4805
    Registration begins in January.
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Location:

Cedarville United Methodist Church
1092 Laurelwood Road
Pottstown, PA 1946

God is calling youth into ministries: lay, licensed and ordained. Are your young people tuned into God’s voice?

At the YES Retreat youth will be exposed to a wide range of ministry options, from pastoral ministry to chaplaincy, from youth work to prison ministry, from serving in a foreign mission field to teaching in a college or seminary, even to serving in a business, factory, office or farm.

We will worship together and act out some call experience stories in the Bible. Youth will have opportunities to fellowship and interact with peers from other churches and to enjoy indoor and outdoor games.

Students will get to meet the Bishop, District Superintendents, members of the District Committee of Ordained Ministry and the Board of Ordained Ministry.   It will be a great day with food and lots of fun. This event is for youth in grades 9-12. Individual youth or your whole senior high group or class are welcome.

Gary,Matt,BshPJLearn more by reading about YES youth retreats held in 2014.


Vocational Intern Program

For Pastors:

  • Would you and your congregation like to have the opportunity to have an impact on a college student this summer?
  • Would you like to have someone partnering with you in ministry to the community you serve?
  • Have you informed the college students in your congregation of Vocational Intern Program? 

For College Students:

  • Would you like the opportunity to be on staff at a church for the summer?
  • Do you sense God may be calling you into a ministry occupation and would like to gain experience being in ministry for the summer?
  • Did you know the EPA Conference has a Vocational Intern Program?

The Board of Ordained Ministry of the EPA conference has this incredible program for college students to experience the opportunity of working in ministry during their summer college break. The church provides half the salary and housing if needed, and the Board of Ordained ministry will provide the other half for a total salary of 3000.00 being paid to the intern. Applications are due by May 1, 2016. For more information please call Pastor Matt Heckman at 717-273-0525 or Pastor Rob Timlin at 717-665-3400.