Ministry that Lasts – Pastoral Boundaries & Rhythms that Work
With Dr. A. J. Swoboda
$15 fee – includes lunch
A person often becomes their rhythms. Even the life of Jesus exhibited a kind of rhythm which set him apart from others. For example, Jesus is always sleeping when no one else is sleeping, and not sleeping when everyone else is. He lived on a different schedule. Please join us as Dr. A. J. Swoboda teaches this workshop exploring the kinds of prophetic rhythms a leader must enter into as faithful ministers in the 21st century.
Dr. A. J. Swoboda is a professor, author, and pastor of Theophilus in urban Portland, Oregon. He teaches theology, biblical studies, and Christian history at Portland and Fuller Seminaries, including a number of other universities and Bible colleges. He is the lead mentor of a Doctor of Ministry program on the Holy Spirit and Leadership at Fuller Seminary. He is the director of Blessed Earth Northwest, a center that helps think creatively and strategically around creation care issues in the Pacific Northwest. Alongside this work, he serves as the director of the Seminary Stewardship Alliance—a consortium of Christian higher-ed schools that are thinking strategically about Christian training in creation care. Previous to this, A.J. served as a campus pastor at the University of Oregon. His doctoral research at the University of Birmingham (U.K.) explored the never-ending relationship between the Holy Spirit and ecology. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Pentecostal Studies. A.J. is the author of The Dusty Ones (Baker), Tongues and Trees: Toward a Pentecostal Ecological Theology (JPTSup, Deo), and Introducing Evangelical Ecotheology (Baker Academic). You can find his website and blog at www.ajswoboda.com, or follow him on Twitter @mrajswoboda.