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Called: Richard's story

Richard Wahlstrom  has answered God's call to serve as a lay servant minister in multiple ways. He leads bible study and small groups at his local church, Rapid City Canyon Lake. He is the Southwest District co-lay leader and serves on the Dakotas United Methodist Foundation board. Richard states,"We are not all called to be pastors but we are all called."

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We have a calling to serve God's kingdom in different ways. The 2018 Miracle Offering Called: One Word, Many Ways invites you to discover the joy of generosity and faithfulness but participating in two ways.

First, we invite you and the members of your congregation to live deeply by making a commitment to pray, bless and partner with us in helping others hear and respond to God’s call to their next step of faith and spiritual leadership. This commitment includes bringing their names to the 2018 Annual Conference to lay on the altar that we might ALL surround them in prayer for God’s Spirit to move and break through.

Second, we invite you to experience joyful giving through a financial gift to the Culture of Call grant fund. These grants will serve as seed money for churches, groups and organizations to create opportunities for faithful discernment and courageous response.

Our goal is to lift up 1,000 names from our churches and communities and raise $100,000 to support churches, groups and organizations in creating opportunities to inspire and equip individuals to hear and respond to God’s calling!

Get details and resources here

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