Life of a Millennial Pastor


Let Me Introduce Keegan

Keegan is a Lead Pastor in the same state as yours truly. He isn't a millennial, but in his own words, he doesn't really fit into any generation exclusively. Still, he is a bit older than me so I had to give him a hard time for posting on his behalf. Being a...

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Prepared to Pastor???

I’m a Master.  Not only am I a Master, but I’m a Master of the Divine!  That’s a pretty big deal... All I really am is someone who spent hours reading, writing, and studying, paid thousands of dollars, and went to classes for three and half years to earn my master’s...

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The Struggle is Real #NoRegrets – Dave’s Story

My name is David Richardson Spaite.  I am a server at Jack Stack Barbecue, a volunteer chaplain at Research Medical Center, and an active participant at Rainbow Mennonite Church.  I live in beautiful Kansas City with my wife, Diane and our fluffy dog Zona. When Josiah...

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I’d Like To Introduce Dave

Dave is a swell guy... I first met him as a freshman at Point Loma Nazarene University with my roommate Byron. Dave was our RA, the guy tasked with being our surrogate mother when we got homesick. There may have been a time before this that we had all met, but I don't...

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Politically Divided, Divinely United

Politics. Everyone's favorite subject. Before I share with you a story about being a rookie pastor during last year's election, let me share with you where I come from politically. I’m grew up in a conservative church and community in Pennsylvania . I moved to...

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A Church Learning to be Intergenerational

Hey... I'm Byron... If you read the intro that was posted about me on this blog (here) you will maybe understand why my name is the hopeful cynic. I have been a pastor off and on since I graduated college in 2009. I have a love/hate relationship with the church. The...

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A DTR Moment: My Relationship with the Church

When I was somewhere around 5 years old, my older brother took me to the back room of my grandma and grandpa’s house and led me through the “sinner’s prayer.” We came out of the room very excited that day and as I think back to it I can’t help but chuckle a little....

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I Would Like to Properly Introduce Will

Will has already been a guest on this blog (here is his first post), but since he is like a brother to me he has gotten the family treatment... AKA he did me a favor and I didn't show him proper appreciation. Isn't that how family relationships work? Seriously though,...

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Memories and the Church

There are few events in life where we have the ability to remember with absolute clarity where we were, what we were doing, and what we were thinking.  The common ones that most people experience would be things like: graduating from high school, getting married, or...

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