Culture of Call Resources


West Heights UMC offers mental health internship

8/23/2021
Break the Stigma, is a youth-led group focused on making mental illness an easier subject to talk about.

Holton First UMC pastoral intern

7/14/2021
The project involved creating a space for a high school Senior to serve as our Congregational Care Intern for 28 hours a month who explored her gifts for pastoral ministry and participated in the continuum of spiritual and mental health care for children, youth and adults.

Stull UMC music internship

3/30/2021
Stull United Methodist Church applied for a Culture of Call grant to foster the gifts of music ministry.

Bassett UMC offers ministry internship

9/18/2020
This grant was for an internship for a young person to explore church ministry.

Laurel UMC internship

4/3/2019
Laurel United Methodist Church in Nebraska has received the spring Culture of Call grant. The grant will go toward an internship for a young person to explore ministry. “This project will allow a young person to explore aspects of ministry within the church and discern where God might continue to be calling them as they get opportunities to serve in various capacities,” the church’s pastor, the Rev. Isaac Chua, wrote in the grant request. “This project will also nurture spiritual growth ...

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.

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

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.