April 25, 2011
When I launched this site several years ago, it was a place for me to gather all of my thoughts about a wide range of topics. Some received more attention than others, and I quickly found it easier to blog about baseball and basketball than a more personal matter like religion.
As a result, I’ve neglected this part of the site since its inception. Rather than keep up a list of papers that I wrote six or seven years ago, I thought it would be better now if I (1) shared the resources that I generally use when teaching and (2) mentioned some of the areas in which I have been involved since I graduated Harding with a degree in Vocational Ministry in 2006.
After getting my feet wet for a year or two post-Harding, I became involved with the new small group ministry at East Brainerd Church of Christ (my home church since 1997). My first time around in 2008, I was a co-leader (really an assistant leader), before I became a group leader the following year. At the start of 2010, I started a year of teaching Sunday School classes on the topic of the Holy Spirit, rotating through each of the adult classes in 8-week sessions. During that time, I also participated in a group that led a short series of contemporary Wednesday night praise and worship sessions called Fireside.
Although I am no longer teaching regularly in 2011, I am excited to have the chance to participate in a variety of ministry efforts led by East Brainerd’s Young Professionals class. Among them: “Biscuit Sunday” for a group of people in need in downtown Chattanooga (monthly), the annual Tennessee Children’s Home food and supply drive, and (this coming Fall) a first attempt at bringing We Are The Sermon to East Brainerd.
Oneinjesus.info has been my favorite site for a number of years now when it comes to finding studies that fit a Biblical theology, occasionally with the aim of meeting challenges or answering questions specifically faced by members of the Church of Christ.
YouVersion – If you simply want to read the Bible, I’ve found no better resource on the web (or via mobile apps).
Hopefully you are finding or have found your niche as a member of the Kingdom of God. If you would like to share resources or otherwise contact me about getting involved in the church, particularly if you are in the Chattanooga area, please see the About page for my contact info.
2 thoughts on “Ministry”
Not really related to the post, if you are looking for a great read on Spirituality, “The Sacred Romance” by Eldridge and Curtis is great. I just finished it and now I want to read it again, which is rare for me.
I finally got registered to this thing, rather than being lazy and using facebook 🙂
That’s okay. Facebook is good, too. I get an e-mail either way, so sometimes I can respond pretty quickly.
I’ll add that one to my list. Now that I’m done with school for the foreseeable future, I can get around to reading some books for fun.