Posted on February 19, 2020 Join the Movement – Come to “Hear the Call” Retreat

God continues to work around the world. For over two centuries, International Ministries (IM) and its partners have joined God in changing the lives of people around the world.  IM is not just a mission agency, it is a movement.

Is God calling you to be part of the movement?

Often our internal questions make us hesitant to take the next step. Questions such how can I be certain that God is calling me? If I say yes to God’s call, what do I do next? I am not a preacher, or teacher, can God use me? How will I adjust to another culture? Maybe you’re wrestling with these questions and wonder how to find some answers.

Hear the Call is a weekend retreat for adults who are exploring a personal call to join God in global mission. You will interact with global servants and IM staff who answer questions, address misconceptions, pray with you and help you evaluate your call. Worship, inspirational messages, Bible study and personal reflection time all combine to make this a powerful discernment experience.

Read what some of our attendees experienced at the previous Hear the Call Retreats.

 “The “Hear the Call” retreat in Rhode Island in 2015 was an important step in our journey to become global servants.  The retreat provided a comfortable and welcoming environment to explore our calling. It was an outstanding opportunity to meet vocational missionaries, International Ministries staff, and other individuals who were on the discernment journey.  We were also able to learn about the appointment process.

The retreat was a special time for us. We deeply felt the Lord’s presence through the many prayer, conversation, worship, and reflection opportunities. It was a time when we could sharpen our focus and see much needed clarity in God’s calling. We captured a photo of an autumn leaf because it represented the beautiful spiritual transformation happening in our lives in that moment. We were thankful for the opportunity to attend and for how God worked in our lives over the weekend.” Amanda and Jon Good, Global Servants in Hungary.

“The Call Retreat was a vital piece of our story.  Nowhere else did we have the opportunity to spend quality time with both missionaries and their staff support as we processed whether this was a road we wanted to continue down.  God used and continues to use this time to further draw workers into the fields.  It was leaving our Call Retreat in 2012 that we knew God was asking us to step out of our comfort and into his world.” Katrina and Kyle Williams, Global Servants in Thailand

“Attending the Hear the Call Retreat was a blessing to me.  The first time I attended the Hear the Call, my expectation was to hear the process on how to become a Missionary serving with International Ministries; not knowing, that’s not the only thing I would learn at the retreat.  And although, I was already decided to do missionary work because of my past experienced doing short-mission trips, the Hear the Call opened up more helpful ideas and planning that I didn’t expect.  When I first attended the Hear the Call, I knew in my heart that was a divine appointment for me.  It is truly a discerning time and I can truly say that God was in the midst of the retreat and took a hold of my heart (again!) and sealed my decision”.  Jae Stockton, Pre-assignment Global Servant in Mexico.

“30+ hours round trip in the car from Reisterstown, MD to Green Lake, WI was not enough to dissuade my wife (Teri) and I from being physically present at “Hear the Call” 2018. We did not know what was ahead of us, but what we did know was there was a compelling force that was pulling us towards Green Lake. For Teri and I, Hear the Call 2018 was not an event. It was the birthing ground of our Righteous Leadership Mission Field from years of “pregnancy”. Rev. Dr. Ray Charles, Special Assistant to Liberia (Maryland)

“Hear the Call gave me the opportunity to clarify my call and help me understand the life of a missionary” Abigail Medina Betancourt (Puerto Rico)

What if God is calling you to join a movement that is helping to change lives around the world? You will be changed too.

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