Turning obstacle into opportunity … Reclaiming the “verbness” of church

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.”  This encouragement opens up the 12th chapter of Romans in Eugene Petersons translation known as “The Message”.  The New International Version identifies this as “your true … More Turning obstacle into opportunity … Reclaiming the “verbness” of church

naming it

I don’t know about the rest of you but I kind of appreciate when someone knows my name.  It means that there is some sort of connection there, possibly I have contributed something to their life that makes me memorable.  It seems a bit ironic, being an introvert and liking a degree of anonymity, but … More naming it

Does your presence make you a character in your place

This past 9 months I’ve had the privilege of being a part of the Leadership in the New Parish certificate cohort.  Led by three notable and gifted practitioners of parish based ministry, and fueled by a collection of practitioners from across the Northwest and Canada, this group spent hours (100 seat hours to be exact) … More Does your presence make you a character in your place