Culture of Call Resources


Dawson UMC Lead2Lead Initiative

A Lead2Lead Initiative for Dawson UMC in Wichita, Kansas, is proposed and reported by Amy Foster. The work of the project is to give youth an opportunity to explore and utilize their gifts for both life and ministry. Through this intergenerational experience adults in the congregation will mentor the next generation to do the same. Contact: afoster@greatplainsumc.org

First Light UMC confirmation experience

A confirmation experience project for First Light UMC in Gardner, Kansas, is proposed and reported by Nancy Pauls. The work of the project is to develop a multi-generational Christian Confirmation experience resulting in professions of faith, more committed disciples, and a reigniting of youth group in our church. Contact: npauls@greatplainsumc.org

First Light UMC ministry leadership internship

A ministry leadership internship project for First Light UMC in Gardner, Kansas, is proposed and reported by Nancy Pauls. The work of the project is to create an internship in ministry leadership for member(s) of our church who have shown gifts and fruit for church ministry work and/or has identified an internal call by God for exploring and growing in ministry leadership. Contact: npauls@greatplainsumc.org

First UMC Blair, Nebraska youth internship

A youth internship project for First UMC in Blair, Nebraska, is proposed by Rebecca Hjelle and reported by Gina Gile. The work of the project is to create an internship experience that allows middle school and high school youth to discern their gifts and graces as they relate to the ministries and work of the UMC. Contact rhjelle@greatplainsumc.org and/or ggile@greatplainsumc.org.

Great west district exploring call retreat

A retreat offered by the Great West District in Nebraska, proposed by Kay Alnor and reported by Christy Baltzell. The work of the project is to offer a retreat event at Camp Norwesca to challenge people of all cultures, ages, and stages to follow the call. Contact greatwest@greatplainsumc.org.

Lenexa UMC ministerial internship

A ministerial Internship project for Lenexa UMC in Lenexa, Kansas is proposed and reported by Tyler Kaufmann. The work of the project is empowering a young clergy person to explore the call of mentoring by facilitating a ministerial internship that enables a young adult to explore their calling. Contact revtylerjack@gmail.com

Nebraska Wesleyan University discernment small group

A small group project for Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska is proposed and reported by H. Eduardo Bousson. The work of the project is to provide guided assistance to Nebraska Wesleyan students who might be discerning their call to ordained ministry, and/or ministry as a profession. Contact ebousson@greatplainsumc.org or ebousson@nebrwesleyan.edu.

Southwestern College Amp It Up camp scholarships

A scholarship program for Southwestern College's Amp It Up youth praise band camp is proposed and reported by Martin Rude. The work of the project is to provide registration fees for 6 minority youth to attend Amp It Up. Contact martin.rude@sckans.edu

Tonganoxie Pastoral Internships

A pastoral internship project for Tonganoxie UMC in Tonganoxie, Kansas, is proposed and reported by Bill Gepford. The work of the project is to provide two young people exploring their call to ministry. TUMC used to be the church for retiring pastors; we seek to become a church that develops pastors by solidifying our pastoral intern program. Contact bgepford@greatplainsumc.org.

Transforming spaces, transforming lives at Cunningham UMC

An inter-generational project for Cunningham UMC in Cunningham, Kansas, is proposed and reported by Abby Caseman. The work of the project "transforming spaces...transforming lives" is to create an environment to nurture the spiritual development of children and youth in Cunningham, KS. Contact acaseman@greatplainsumc.org.

Valentine UMC sermon series and monthly brunch

A 12-week sermon series project for Valentine UMC in Valentine, Nebraska is proposed and reported by Will Deeds. The work of the project is a monthly brunch as part of our Sunday service in conjunction with a 12-week sermon series. This brunch will place congregants with mentors who will discuss topics relating to call and vocation. Contact wdeeds@greatplainsumc.org