Ministerial Preparation

Women in Ministry Spotlight: Julie Collins Penta

Women in Ministry Spotlight: Julie Collins Penta

Much like hiking, church planting requires extensive preparation, the right tools, and an abiding sense of purpose. Fortunately, Julie Collins Penta is both church planter and mountain hiker. Much like hiking, church planting requires extensive preparation, the right...
Women in Ministry Spotlight: Kelli Ward

Women in Ministry Spotlight: Kelli Ward

Kelli Ward is a busy mom who loves to laugh; she is also the Connections Pastor at Forest Hills Wesleyan Church, Evansville, IN. She and her husband, Wayne, also an ordained pastor at Forest Hills, have four children, Karis – 8, Josiah – 7, Maria – 5, and Anna – 3....
Residency Spotlight:  Lindsay Hafner: from Painting to Planting

Residency Spotlight: Lindsay Hafner: from Painting to Planting

An artist with a passion for people, Lindsay Hafner knew her call to ministry early on. But it was not until years later, through a residency position at Awakening Church, that Lindsay realized God’s vision for church planting. Lindsay’s ministry began...
Residency Spotlight: Luke and Kyla

Residency Spotlight: Luke and Kyla

Because we’re pretty young, seeing behind-the-scenes ministry has been tremendously important. Knowing everyday church ministry has been huge, and we’ll be able to apply what we’re learning here at All Shores to our ministry overseas. –Luke &...
Residency Spotlight: Christine Kaye

Residency Spotlight: Christine Kaye

“I’m still in training, but I get real-life experience. Messy people walking alongside messy people: you can’t get that in a classroom. Until you’re in it, you have no idea.” –Christine Kaye Residency exists to train pastors for lifelong...
Residency Spotlight: Tim Witte

Residency Spotlight: Tim Witte

“A lot of people have a hard time believing their pastor loves them; so I learned to knit so I could get closer to my congregation.”-Tim Witte (pictured below) If there’s a resident pastor who knows about loving a congregation, it’s Tim Witte....