Cal and Kelly Thompson have been a part of the North Dakota network for the past thirty years, served as Youth Pastor for more than 28 of those years with Northview Church (formerly known as First Assembly). Initially, Cal joined the Fargo staff as the Evangelism Pastor after having served for more than seven years as an Assistant and Youth Pastor in Wheaton, Illinois.
Cal and Kelly have entered a new season in their lives with the development of “Reach the Heart.”
The purpose of Reach the Heart is to be an impact to the core of urban and rural communities for Jesus Christ by bringing a message of hope and encouragement to people of every generation. Reach the Heart will endeavor to partner with the inner-city churches of Chicago and Minneapolis, as well as various smaller, rural communities in the heartland of the upper Midwest. Evangelism has always been a very high priority in our lives.
Several years ago, at a North Dakota Youth Camp, speaker Mark Zweifel shared a very pointed prophetic word about Cal’s future, and thanks to Twyla Kuntz, who wrote down what was spoken, has had an opportunity to review that word and pray about its implications for the future. The written notes are something Cal has carried with himself until framing them and posting on the wall of their home.
Here are several of those words; “Cal, you will experience a decade of harvest and your next 10 years will be your best yet. Your ripples will become waves and you will be a forerunner in Youth and Rural America. You will travel more; and will have a lot to impart to young people. You will impart to them and they will run with the vision”.
We have loved being the Youth Pastor with Northview Church and now plan through Reach the Heart to challenge even more students and adults to be involved in reaching and impacting others in urban and rural communities.
The involvement we have had with our North Dakota Network family over the past thirty years through camps, conventions, Fine Arts and ministers’ events has, to a large degree, defined the shape of this new ministry.
In the days ahead, we will reach beyond a yearly Chicago mission trip to include Minneapolis and numerous rural communities in the upper Midwest region.
At each location, we anticipate that the participation will encompass more than one age group. Reach the Heart will endeavor to create events that will impact children, youth,families, and older adults.
Reach the Heart will create opportunities to touch people of every age level.”
We are currently seeking volunteers in working with Reach the Heart.
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