Discernment Weekends

The second part of the application process to serve as a NET Missionary is to attend one of our Discernment Weekends!

Registration Fee

$40 per person

Scholarships are available for those who are traveling a significant distance, if necessary.

NET Center Address

110 Crusader Ave W., West St. Paul, MN 55118

Closest Airport

MSP | Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

Additional information for Steubenville and California locations

California DW Address: St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church | 9135 Banyan Street, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737

Steubenville DW Address: Franciscan University of Steubenville | 1235 University Blvd, Steubenville, OH 43952

We are not able to pick up applicants from the airport for these two locations; if you decide to fly in, you will need to provide your own transportation to and from the airport.

We are not able to provide housing for applicants who are 17 at these two locations. If you will need housing provided for a Discernment Weekend, please plan on attending in Minnesota.

We’d love to invite you to join us at the NET Center in West St. Paul, MN for a short weekend (Friday & Saturday) that is intentionally designed to assist you in your discernment of if serving as a NET Missionary is where God is calling you next!

Friday Schedule

  • A 30-45 min interview on Friday (interviews happen between 9am-5pm, you will choose your individual time after you register).
  • Dinner at 6:15pm, followed by informational video sessions, times of large and small group discussions, and night prayer. The evening will conclude at 9:30pm.
  • Housing is provided in our dorms for all applicants who require housing.

Saturday Schedule

  • Breakfast at 8:30am, followed by morning prayer, informational video sessions, times of large and small group discussions, lunch, and various activities.
  • We will attend 5pm Vigil Mass at a local parish, eat dinner together, and then end the weekend with a time of praise & worship. The evening will conclude at 9:30pm.
  • Housing is provided in our dorms for all applicants who require housing.

Airport Pickup & Meals

When you attend the weekend at the NET Center, we will provide transportation for you to and from the airport (should you fly in), housing in our dorms, and all of your meals for the weekend (lunch on Friday only provided for those applicants who have interviews before 1:00pm).

For applicants who fly in:

  • Plan on arriving at MSP about one hour and thirty minutes before your interview time (you will choose your individual interview time after you register).
  • Because the weekend ends late on Saturday, we encourage applicants choose to fly out on Sunday morning.

2023-24 Discernment Weekend Registration


Send any inquiries to Amylia Bult at amyliab@netusa.org

Discernment Weekend FAQs

Yes. This is because the weekend is both a time for you to be interviewed and an opportunity for discernment, both for you and for the NET staff. Applicants learn more about NET’s history, prayer life, and lifestyle, in addition to participating in small group discussions, large group presentations, and more. The weekend is designed not only for us to get to know you better, but for you to get to know us as well.

Yes, the time we have together is relatively short (less than 36 hours). It is important that you be present for the entire weekend so we can get to know you as well as possible in that time.

Our recruiting team will reach out to you to figure out options for you to interview outside of our normal in-person Discernment Weekends!

There are times set for personal interviews, prayer, small group discussions, and large group presentations. There’s time to get to know the staff a bit more and plenty of opportunities to get your questions answered. 

No, NET will send you our decision via email or phone call about 2 weeks after the interview weekend. 

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