Perkatory: The Principles and Practices of My Dream Church

This is part of a series I’m writing about My Dream Church. My Dream Church is a Cafe Church (not a church with a cafe). See the Introduction here. A church is only as good as the principles on which it stands. I want to be part of a church whose principles I am proud to recite and uphold. Our principles are based on our beliefs … Continue reading Perkatory: The Principles and Practices of My Dream Church

Ministry Context or What I Learned about Portland Last Week – Community Sensitivity

  Immersion Experience Today, the City of Portland releases its Comprehensive Plan for zoning reorganization throughout the city. Last Monday, Marty Stockton with the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability met with SouthEast Uplift’s Land Use and Transportation Subcommittee to preview the plan. I joined 2 Subcommittee representatives and 4 local residents to hear her presentation. I learned a ton! Firstly, Marty’s job is tough and … Continue reading Ministry Context or What I Learned about Portland Last Week – Community Sensitivity

Ministry in the Clinical Setting also known as the Grocery Store

One day, I’m going to work in a grocery store.  When people have a need, they will ask me.  If I don’t get something, they’ll tell me a second time.  They may call me a pinhead the third time, but at least I’ll know what they need.  I won’t be paid a lot, but I’ll be part of that neat gang of friends that check … Continue reading Ministry in the Clinical Setting also known as the Grocery Store