Philosophy of Ministry

The following is my philosophy of ministry, originating as an assignment submitted to Martin R. Crain in partial fulfillment for the course PT 7460 MDiv Capstone Seminar, and eventually developed into its next iteration as an official document for South City Church, and eventually now its final form as a foundational document for CrossWay Community Church.

In addition, I’ve attached CrossWay’s Purpose & Pursuits that covers the same general content but in a more popular format for use in things like our membership class.


Link to audio recording.


Coronavirus as “Go Time” for the Church: Being Ready to Care for Others (Coronavirus, Ep. 5)

In this episode, we look at the church’s pedigree of caring for people in crisis and even plagues. What can we learn from this, and scripture, as a model for our own calling in this present moment?

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God’s Vision for the Church, Pt. 2 (Church Theology, Ep. 4)

Kirk and Dan continue their discussion on God’s vision for the church by asking some diagnostic questions that help us consider what it looks like for us to pursue this vision in our own life.

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