This has been an eventful year. Although it seems that every year is an eventful one. Here are some of the things that took place, at least from a ministry perspective.
I continued a break from my Doctor of Ministry studies. I hope to get back to it early in 2015.
My time at Faith Today magazine came to an end. It was a great experience and I learned a lot about writing, editing and social media. I really believe in this magazine and in the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. I encourage you to keep checking out their websites because they are filled with helpful resources.
I taught five courses at Emmanuel Bible College, including New Testament I & II, Acts, Apologetics and Biblical Interpretation.
I had opportunities to preach and teach at a number of churches, including a four week series on “Sects Education” at North Burlington Baptist Church. I also got to preach for three weeks at First Baptist Church Meaford where I used to pastor.
I was able to speak at a conference called “Building Communities of Belonging” that was put on by Christian Horizons. I spoke on ministry to those with special needs from both a pastor’s and a parent’s perspective.
I merged my three blogs into this one blog. While it has taken a lot of rebuilding, it has been nice to have all my interests in one place. At this blog I write on everything from apologetics to social media, leadership to autism and many other things besides.
My ministry as a chaplain in the army reserves reached a new level as I graduated with my Basic Occupational Qualification. This means that I am now a qualified chaplain.
My newest book, How to Make Your Church Autism-Friendly, was just released on Kindle. This is an important book for me as a parent of two children with autism. I hope you will pass this resource on to churches and pastors who need it.
What will 2015 hold? Only God knows. I have a few publishing projects that I hope to complete. I want to get back to my D.Min. studies. I also want to get my podcast going again. Of course, I need additional employment, whether part-time or full-time. I will be teaching another course at Emmanuel Bible College.
How can you pray?
- For our financial situation, including additional employment.
- For our five children.
- For the Hope’s Reason Ministry.
- For good stewardship of my time.
- For direction for my wife and I.
Thank you for your support.