The year of being a visiting theology professor is 3 weeks from coming to a close.
It has been wonderful and I have learned so much. My students have impressed me at every turn … except for a growing concern about the local churches that they come from .
This have given me a desire to get back into local church ministry. The Lord has heard my prayer and She had attended to my cry.
SO here we go …
Tomorrow morning I return to the ‘pulpit’ for the first time in a year.
AND I return to being a Sr. Pastor for the first time in 10 years.
I am so excited.
1) I want to thank you for your prayers, notes, and support as I prepare to transition back into pastoral ministry. It has meant a lot (and it apparently worked)
3) I begin tomorrow with a shortened service (due to the holiday weekend) and then we go big next Sunday July 9th with a full communion service.
I will be transitioning the church toward a 2.0 model (video link) and need conversation partners. Check out our new website for details http://vermonthillsumc.org
So if I could ask a favor:
If you know any progressive or post-evangelical friends who are looking for a church in Portland, please send them along! This is going to be a fun adventure creating a different kind of church that integrates:
- Liturgical Worship
- Embodied Practices
- Critical Conversations
Let the adventure begin.
July 4, 2017 at 4:05 pm
Congratulations Bo! Thats awesome to see you growing the way the Lord wants you too! Good luck with your new position!
July 14, 2017 at 11:45 pm
Thank you friend!
I pray for you whenever you come to mind and hope the best for you and your family