A Personal Update – 07.09.2015
A couple of years ago I took a sabbatical, in part to seek the Lord for how I should proceed in ministry. I had been wrestling through some personal issues of vision and direction.
Mainly, I felt somewhat unsettled in my calling.
Our family had just made a journey out of an unhealthy spiritual context, and I was trying to figure out how my passions for spiritual formation, church planting, writing, and teaching would culminate in the new ministry context.
After some time of fasting and praying, reading and meditating, and counseling with spiritual mentors, I was able to gain some clarity about my gifts and ministry calling.
The Lord led us to spend a couple more years as church planters ministering in North Las Vegas; but on sabbatical, I made an important discovery. I’m a writer and a teacher who cares deeply about three issues:
- the Great Conversation
- the Great Commandment
- and the Great Commission.
After serving 20 years in pastoral ministry in various contexts (youth, assistant, church planter, education), I will be stepping down from the pulpit on July 26, 2015 to finish my doctorate.
The Lord has opened some incredible doors for us.
Our family (at least the last three of us still at home) will be relocating to the Northwest where I’ll be teaching and completing a Master’s degree in Theology and Letters (a graduate writing program) along with my Ph.D. in Philosophy.
Titus will be completing high school in a classical Christian school, learning Latin and studying the classics. Tammy has secured a great job as the administrative assistant to the executive board at the local hospital where she’ll work while finishing nursing school.
Currently, I am assisting the pulpit committee at Northpointe as we search for a pastor who will lead the church into its next stage of maturity and ministry. Your prayers are appreciated.
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About Scott Postma
Scott lives in North Idaho collecting more books than he'll ever read in a lifetime. He shares valuable tips on writing and teaching, rich insights into theology and literature, and meaningful perspective on living a life of significance. You can subscribe to the tribe and follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus.