Ministry

Though the Church is broken and imperfect, She is the Bride of Christ. Here I write about youth ministry, women in ministry, and the renewal of the Church.

Continued Reflections on “The Dangers of Experience”

In my brief and humble writing career, I don’t think I have written a blog post that has received such a widespread variety of responses as “The Dangers of Experience.” I was honored that this piece was picked up and published by my denominational publication, the...

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The Dangers of Experience

In the Church of the Nazarene, one of the greatest tools we have to evaluate and guide our faith is the Wesleyan Quadrilateral. Many different diagrams or variations of the Wesley Quad have been introduced over the years, but in its simplest form, it means that we...

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Sexism and the Kingdom of God

Ever since I attended the Nazarene Youth Conference back in July, I’ve been thinking a lot about the Kingdom of God. I find myself especially longing for the Kingdom’s coming when I am confronted by issues such as xenophobia, racism, poverty, and sexism. I am eager...

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We are a Global Church

I have been reminded the past few weeks that I am a part of a Global Church. Now, like me, this is probably something you’ve already known for awhile. The Body of Christ reaches every corner of the world: “In Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends...

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Thy Kingdom Come
Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come

Earlier this month, I had the unique privilege to travel to Louisville, Kentucky, for the 2015 Nazarene Youth Conference. Along with four students from my youth group, we joined with nearly 7000 other Nazarene teens and adult sponsors for a denominational gathering...

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Why I’m a Nazarene, Part 4

Why I’m a Nazarene, Part 4

This post is part four of a five-part series, “Why I’m a Nazarene”: Part 1: History and Background of the Church of the Nazarene Part 2: Equality in Ministry in the Church of the Nazarene Part 3: Scriptural Interpretation in the Church of the Nazarene If I was...

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Why I’m a Nazarene, Part 2

Why I’m a Nazarene, Part 2

This post is a continuation of a series that began with  "Why I am a Nazarene, Part 1: History and Background of the Church of the Nazarene." I recently read Rachel Held Evans’s memoir Faith Unraveled. At one point she shared, “When I was a little girl, I knew I...

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A Pastor’s Plea to Parents

A Pastor’s Plea to Parents

Dear parents of teens, I need your help. As a youth pastor, the main purpose of my job is to point teens toward Jesus. I am doing my best to lead them into God’s presence and help form them into genuine followers of Christ. But I cannot do this all on my own. So I...

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