Some of my projects
I have been privileged to walk along-side teams that cut across generations, settings, congregational sizes, and cultures. While most have been English speakers only, some have included peoples for whom Spanish is the heart language. In every circumstance, God’s spirit has gone before and the work of transformation has been witnessed at both the personal and corporate levels.
First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill
In a historically, black church, located in a downtown-urban area, a team of multi-generational members met for two years to launch a renewed focus on discipleship in a rapidly changing context. One of their culminating actions was to hire an assistant pastor for discipleship who now leads the operating, discipleship team for the church. This project started with a whole church, off site retreat and ended with a whole church, on site call to action in four major focus areas of inreach and outreach. This is a church on the move for God!
A team of 12 invited pastors came together over the course of a year to learn about how to create environments for God's leadership, refocusing on ministry priorities and experiencing transformation of spirit and soul. Of those 12 pastors, several have moved into conference level positions, and many have employed the principles and practices of living into a L3 environment at the local and conference level.
Members of a local Hispanic-Latino congregation and a local Anglo-English congregation have met to discern God's direction and plan for a rapidly changing community composed primarily of refugees and immigrant peoples. Building trust was the first order of business, and the team explored what a covenant relationship might look like. Conversations became open and honest, and God is moving among them in mighty ways.