As of today, I am the Interim EPIC Pastor for my church family at Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene. Jason, EPIC’s founder and lead pastor is moving to Olivet Nazarene University to become a professor of Church Leadership.
A little background: EPIC as a worship gathering was created about five years ago as a church for the un-churched and de-churched. Over the past five years, EPIC has grown and changed quite a bit. I’ve been a part of EPIC for not quite a year and have been helping to lead by preaching, leading in prayers and other stuff.
So now I’ll be preaching nearly weekly, at least at first, until we develop a teaching team (which will initially consist of myself, our High School pastor Jonathan and our Children’s pastor Sheila). We’re excited about the direction we’re taking.
This summer, we’re in a series called “True Story”, in which we’re exploring what it means to be a part of God’s story. As such, in July and August we’ll be exploring various episodes in the Gospels (pericopes for you nerds) in which a person encounters Jesus and how they’re transformed.
As such, I’ll be exploring various images of Jesus I find in our culture, interacting with them, querying the extent to which those images are helpful and harmful.
So a question for you:
What is your picture of Jesus? What are his most important attributes and characteristics?