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The Call Conference, a weekend-long opportunity for high-school students to investigate what it means to be called into Christian ministry, will take place at Asbury University on Oct. 6-8, 2011.

Originally conceived to be a resource for local church leaders who wanted to support ministry-minded youth, the conference now draws students and their churches’ youth workers from throughout the East Coast. Between general sessions with a guest speaker and smaller breakout sessions, students experience a Chapel on Asbury’s campus, visit the Challenge Course and interact with current Asbury students.

“We wanted to create a safe space for people to encounter and wrestle with the call to ministry,” said Brian Hull, assistant professor in Asbury University’s Christian Studies and Philosophy Department. “We’re very intentional about every moment of the conference, from registration to worship, prayer and different exercises.”

This year’s speaker is Asbury alumnus Brad Griffin ’98, associate director of the Fuller Youth Institute and co-author of the youth leader and student curriculum editions of Sticky Faith, a set of resources equipping high-school students with a faith that transitions well to college. A parallel track of sessions at the Call conference is dedicated to the adult youth workers who accompany their students to campus.

Online registration and a schedule of the conference are available at