Hasting UMC Named 2015 Culture of the Call Church(Hastings, MN)

Hastings UMC Named 2015 Culture of the Call Church
(Hastings, MN)

This award expands upon our tradition of recognizing excellence in local church evangelism, incorporates the focus on striving to impact younger generations, and encourages those who seek to grow the United Methodist Church.

Originally designed “To recognize one local congregation of The United Methodist Church each year that has a history of having young people 35 or younger experience God’s call to full time Christian service as a result of their being active in the life of that church,” the award has come to represent a level of excellence desired for all churches as they seek to identify, support, mentor, and encourage young people who are called to Christian service.

The Foundation for Evangelism believes the decision to enter full-time Christian service begins and is nurtured in the local church. Today, there are a number of congregations, large and small, who are empowering young people to answer God’s call on their lives.  The Culture of the Call Church Award, awarded annually by The Foundation for Evangelism, highlights these congregations. The award recognizes a church whose culture encourages the next generation of leaders with a passion for evangelism to enter full-time Christian service.

Culture of the Call Church recipients:

2015     Hastings United Methodist Church (Hastings, MN)

2014     Denver United Methodist Church (Denver, NC)

2013     First United Methodist Church – Winfield  (Winfield, KS)

2012     University United Methodist Church/Las Naciones UMF/ First Filipino-American UMF (Las Vegas, NV)

2011     Collegiate United Methodist Church (Ames. IA)

2010   Swartz Creek United Methodist Church (Swartz Creek, MI)


APPLY here for the Culture of the Call Church Award. The nomination cycle closes on September 15 of each year.  Each nomination remains active for a period of three years after it is submitted.  Nominator may be asked to update the information prior to the next review cycle.  Self-nominations are welcome.

The Foundation for Evangelism, P O Box 985, Lake Junaluska, NC 28786

Email: Grants@foundationforevangelism.org