Calling is the truth that God calls us to himself so decisively that everything we are, everything we do, and everything we haveÂ is invested with a special devotion and dynamism lived out as a response to his summons and service.Â — Os Guinness, The Call:Â Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life (Nashville, TN: Word, 1998), p. 4.
As I drove from South Central PA to Boston, MA,Â and the next day sat in my first day of a Doctor of Ministry program (DMin) in Ministry to Emerging Generations at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a number of thoughts of how I arrived at this place at this time in my life journey played through my head. The call of academic knowledge first began to draw me in when I was only in middle school. As a first year at Grove City College I was keenly mentored by severalÂ faculty who took an interest in my spiritual direction. Upon graduation I wrestled with whether to pursue graduate studies, but opted instead to dive into ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. MinisteringÂ alongside undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)Â ledÂ me to pursue a Masters in Higher Education at Geneva College and few years later a Masters in Spiritual Formation at Evangelical Theological Seminary. This training assisted me to more fully engage higher education as a mission, touching students and faculty from across the globe with the call of the Gospel. [Read more…] about Ministry to Emerging Generations