For the past several years, the Central Plains Mennonite Conference has generously supported my work to network with radical communities, write materials, conduct interviews, share at conferences/gatherings, help folks experiment with new forms of community, offer workshops on the radical implications of Jesus’ life and teachings, and more. I am grateful to their support.
Unfortunately, due to a decrease in available funds, my financial support will end in April. Although I’m discouraged, I am grateful for what support I’ve received. Few people are given such freedom to experiment into the way of Jesus with such open-handed generosity.
Please pray for us. I’d like to continue in my work but don’t know how we’ll make ends meet after April. This will not only affect us, but also our community, which is also going through a time of transition as we seek to secure sustainable housing for ourselves and our guests.
Though the timing isn’t ideal (since we’re going through a housing transition as we lose Sattler House and are raising funds for the new house), I feel as though this may be an invitation from God to focus my sense of vocation. That’s a fancy spiritual way of saying “I think God wants me to stop doing so many things and pick just a few to do really well.”
So, if you’re someone familiar with my work–with Missio Dei or Jesus Radicals or the Iconocast or my teaching at Bethel Seminary or my speaking/writing,etc., I’d appreciate any insight you may have about what you’ve most appreciated. How has my work blessed you? What do you think should be my priority in the coming season?