Shannon E. Greene

I have a heart for teens and young adults, a hope to renew the Church as the Bride of Christ, and a longing to see God's Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. I write about youth and young adults ministry, theology, women in ministry, and the intersection of life and faith.

Call

I am an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. I worked in a variety of youth ministry roles for several years and currently serve as the Young Adults Program Director at Church of the Resurrection Leawood.

Family

I'm married to Randy Greene, a fellow author and theologian. We have a Corgi-Chihuahua mix named Oscar who constantly makes us smile.

Location

We live in a beautiful, old house in the Waldo Neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri. We grew up in St. Louis, though, and will always be Cardinals fans.

Where Else I Write

A Plain Account - A free Wesleyan Lectionary Commentary built off of the Revised Common Lectionary.

Burlap - Helping churches reach Millennials and Generation Z by weaving new stories of faith and culture.

CBE InternationalPromoting biblical justice and community by educating Christians that the Bible calls women and men to share authority equally in service and leadership in the home, church, and world.

Holiness TodayAn online and print magazine to connect Nazarenes with our heritage, vision, and mission through stories of God at work in the world.

NYI Connect - Providing easily accessible resources for youth pastors and leaders across the USA/Canada Region Church of the Nazarene.

Blog Posts

Not Yet Turned Into Now
Not Yet Turned Into Now

Not Yet Turned Into Now

A couple of years ago I wrote about my personal journey from mourning to healing. I shared about resigning my pastoral role as a youth minister in Oklahoma and moving into an administrative position with Nazarene Youth International. This change came at a time in...

Freedom from Legalism

Freedom from Legalism

As 2016 turned into 2017, there were several blog posts floating around the internet that introduced the concept of picking a “word for the year.” As the “My One Word” website explains, you are to “Choose just one word that represents what you most hope God will do...

My Advent List

My Advent List

I don’t know about you, but I am obsessed with my Amazon Wish List, especially during this time of year. I am constantly checking it, adding new things, and taking away items I no longer want. Did you know that you can even “rank” or prioritize the items you have...

Finding Truth in the Tension

Finding Truth in the Tension

One of the key elements of being a follower of Christ is the ability to embrace a little mystery: We believe that Jesus was both fully divine fully human. We believe in a Triune God -- Three Beings in One. These primary tenets of the Christian faith don’t make...

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