Discover God's Call

Discover God's Call
Fall 2011 Retreat

Durr-Wise Retreat Center
Camp Wesley Pines, Gallman MS
Was November 4-6, 2011

DurrWise Retreat Center
(Lunch Friday - Lunch Sunday)

The Pre-retreat Study: Your excitement will build as you commit to a short daily study prior to the retreat. Using scripture, a workbook for your personal responses, recorded messages, moving testimonies, and completing a Spiritual gifts inventory, you will begin to sense God's will for you.

Pre-Retreat Study begins:
October 14, 2011

The Weekend: From the warm welcome you receive upon arrival through the challenging commitment service that closes the retreat Sunday morning, you are stepping into an environment designed to help you hear God's call. There will be inspirational input by anointed speakers; searching with friendly, perceptive leaders; encouragement from people in your small group; solitude where you can be alone with God; sharing of personal progress; fellowship and celebration in worship with other committed Christians. You will be made alive by discovering your spiritual gifts and God's call to use these gifts in your own ministry through the presence of the Holy Spirit.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord... “
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

"Upon completing the weekend,
laity discover that churches no longer
have one minister and many members,
but every member is a minister
for our Lord!"

Leadership for Discover God's Call is by volunteer lay people inspired to help spread spiritual renewal. Discover God's Call helps develop lay leadership and empowers today's church for ministry.

Gus Gustafson had a constant desire as he grew up to become a minister for the Lord. It wasn't until Gus was flat on his back recovering from pneumonia, that he began to hear that still small voice of God informing him of the ministry God had planned for him. As it turned out, God wanted him to "tell the world" that God doesn't only need ordained ministers to reach out to his people, but laity as well. From that experience, Gus went on to become the Founder and first president of Discover God's Call. His wife, Estelle, assisted him in the beginning, by serving as National Registrar and Treasurer. Prior to his death in August 2003, Gus was President Emeritus of Discover God's Call.

Our Speaker -
Rev. Taylor Gallman

       Rev. Gallman is the pastor of Bellevue United Methodist Church where he has served for 3 years. He has served as pastor for over 20 years in Gadsden, Alabama. Rev. Gallman believes in a holistic approach to ministry and the gospel of Christ. Since coming into the ministry Rev. Gallman has been involved with Wind of the Spirit Ministry, a United Methodist evangelistic ministry which teaches in Healing Academies all over the word. He has served on over 40 short term mission trips in different parts of the world.
Rev. Taylor Gallman       
In addition to his local pastoral duties and busy mission schedule, Rev. Gallman finds time to serve on the Board of Directors of Wind of Spirit Ministries, and is very active in a prayer counseling ministry. Rev. Gallman along with His wife Jenny, have had the opportunity to be break out leaders in the Aldersgate National Conference, which based on Spirit-filled living.

       Rev. Gallman is a 1973 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and the Candler School of Theology, Emory University in 1992. He is married and has four children. Both, he and his wife, Jenny, are Elders in the North Alabama Conference.

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