I am passionate about leading "the church on the move."
My joy is to see followers of Christ actively engaged in using their gifts, and blazing trails in effectively reaching the world with the transforming power of the gospel. As a servant leader of Christ's church, I want to do for others what my leaders and mentors did for me: facilitate that transformational connection between life on the ground and scripture/theology.
I see the Christian faith as a journey, a way of life. Many people can affirm that "church" is the people, not the building, but were that to become a reality in how we actually function, the church would be transformed. I'm fond of using the designation "follower of Christ." As I read the gospels, the essence of the call of Jesus is action: going, sending, doing.
Central Delegation to Attend Myanmar Baptist Convention “Baptist Mission Bicentenary Celebration"
On November 30, a group of ten people will travel to Myanmar to attend the Myanmar Baptist Convention celebration of the Judson mission legacy. The group will be led by President Molly T. Marshall. Others in the group include Central student Angela Jackson, who will be sharing the Judson story with the group; Vice President John Gravley, who is handling the logistics; Francisco Litardo, who is capturing media from the experience; and six friends of Central who simply want to be part of this historic celebration.
The group will travel south to Mawlemyine (Moulmein) and Amherst for the first few days of the trip to see the historic Judson sites in this area. Next they will travel back to Yangon for the Myanmar Baptist Convention celebrations (to be held December 4-8). Highlights of the celebrations will be the Blessing and Ribbon cutting ceremony, the worship service on the first night featuring ABC General Secretary Roy Medley, the tributes to the Judsons and other missionaries, and the Consecration and Communion Worship Service.
Central is honored to be in partnership with the Myanmar Institute of Theology and to share in the ongoing legacy of the Judsons’ mission service. With over 30 Central Doctor of Ministry students spread throughout the country, the seminary has a unique connection to Myanmar and the ongoing witness of the Gospel there.
Opportunities to participate in these kinds of events, even more importantly, also impact and enhance Central’s awareness of God’s activity throughout the world. Watch the website for blog posts and other updates from the travelers in the coming days. May this wonderful mission legacy continue to bear fruit in Myanmar and all over the world.