This site is open to congregations that are in search of a minister and who might be interested in the skills that I could offer you. It is a combination of ministerial profile and curriculum vitae. I have served churches in urban, suburban, and rural communities. With over 35 years of pastoral ministry and teaching I have a wealth of experience that might meet the needs of your congregation. One of the most important lessons I have learned is that parish ministry is not about me. It is about your community of faith.
Despite all I have learned and taught about church administration, growth, marketing, budgets and fundraising, vital congregations are communities of radical hospitality, rich preaching and worship, and service to humankind. The roles and responsibilities that have defined my work include quality preaching, adult religious education, pastoral care, and social justice ministry. You will have the opportunity on this site to explore these themes. Will my experience be a good match for your congregation? That is the central question.
TO CONTACT ME:
Rev. Dr. Gary Blaine
544 – 70th
Walton, KS 67151
Phone: (H) 620.367.2508 (C) 316.239.5474