The Contested American Dream

“Unsettling new conviction: I can’t keep disparaging ‘the American dream’ WHILE LIVING IT.”  @james_ka_smith Tweeted on 08/5/13  The concept of the American Dream can cause a fair amount of tension within the church. James K. A. Smith’s provocative tweet, linked to his recent article in the Cardus Daily, sparked yet another conversation that highlights this… Continue reading The Contested American Dream

Compassion Affinity Group

Watch for an invitation to participate in the Foundation’s first “virtual” network group, open to Kern Pastors everywhere! This group will focus on the topic of effective compassion. How can pastors involved in mercy ministries begin to redirect traditional methods of charity into systems of genuine exchange? To learn more, please contact Fred Oaks at… Continue reading Compassion Affinity Group

Twin Cities Regional Reading Group

Summer 2013 Kern Pastors in the Twin Cities area are welcome to join the regional reading group. For meeting times and locations, please contact Nate Gustafson. The group will read through “Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work,” by Tom Nelson.

Denver Regional Reading Group

Summer 2013 Kern Pastors in the Denver area are welcome to join the regional reading group. For meeting times and locations, please contact Andrew Arndt. The group will read through “Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work” by Timothy Keller and Katherine Leary Alsdorf. 

Kern Pastors Network

The Kern Pastors Network is dedicated to growing the numbers and influence of pastors and churches that are actively integrating faith, work, and economics for ministry that produces human flourishing. Vocational pastoral ministry is a lifelong calling. By God’s grace, Kern Pastors will remain faithful to that calling by becoming, in increasing measure, pastors who… Continue reading Kern Pastors Network

Ministry Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Ministry Opportunities; only registered users — Kern Pastors and Kern Scholars in their final year of seminary — may view this listing. Kern Pastors wishing to advertise ministry positions may submit brief descriptions of the positions, including qualification requirements, links to additional information, contact information, and application deadlines to… Continue reading Ministry Opportunities