Several months ago, our Session approved a much-needed sabbatical for Scott Jordan for July 2-27 with three Sundays off (July 8, 15, & 22). I know our church family is very appreciative of all the ways Scott stepped up as the Interim Head of Staff during the last season of change and transition. Scott […]
A couple weeks ago in our “Pillars of Ministry” teaching series, I indicated that discipleship is a three-legged stool comprised of the WORD OF GOD, RELATIONSHIP, and MINISTRY.
I even asked a few poignant questions to help us consider the comprehensive nature of the task:
Are you a self-feeder of the Word of God? Are […]
“My calling is to be and to make disciples of Jesus Christ through preaching, teaching, and living the Word of God. No one can make disciples without being a disciple.” I adopted this motto years ago. My heart is to be a disciple of Jesus Christ which overflows to disciple others and leads our […]
One of my heroes of the Christian faith, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Christian theologian who died in a Nazi concentration camp in World War II for attempting to jam a spoke in the wheel of Hitler’s regime, once observed: “Absolute seriousness is never without a dash of humor.” Despite living through very serious times, Bonhoeffer […]
If I had to compress my calling at Trinity Wellsprings Church into a memorable phrase, it might be to Preach, Pray, and Be with People. I recognize, of course, that my pastoral calling is multi-faceted. Leading teams (esp. session and staff), casting vision, planning worship, celebrating the sacraments, showing hospitality, teaching the faith, discipling […]
“In the beginning, God…” No greater beginning can be conceived than the book of Genesis which gives the whole of creation and all of humanity a radical orientation around a majestic God-centered vision of life. The Bible clearly lays out its programmatic emphasis in its first four words (actually only two in the Hebrew). […]
Dear Trinity Wellsprings Church,
A joy-filled sense of gratitude which humbles a person before the Lord. These are the emotions that have accompanied my own sense of calling to be a pastor-shepherd at Trinity Wellsprings Church.
The community of faith in the Old Testament went singing, dancing, and sharing life together as the people of God […]