On My Return to Vocational Ministry

Hello blog readers!

I’m still here. I’ve been sick over the last week, and the last two weeks I just haven’t been able to find time to write. I intend to pick back up with the blog series this week. Thank you for your patience.

In the meantime, I thought it was best to put together a video about my journey over the last 14 years—out of vocational ministry and back again.

You had questions, so I’m responding.

As I announced a couple months ago, I have been called to pastor an Anabaptist congregation in the New River Valley of Virginia. We now know that we will be moving after Christmas. My official start date is January 1st, and my first Sunday at Christiansburg Mennonite Fellowship is January 5th.

The following video is 25 minutes in length. Feel free to ask further questions if you’ve got them. Please follow the rules of the blog. Thanks!

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About David D. Flowers

David received a B.A. in Religion from East Texas Baptist University and a M.T.S. in Biblical Studies from Houston Graduate School of Theology. David has over 20 years experience as a pastor and teacher in and outside the church. He currently pastors an Anabaptist congregation in Pennsylvania. View all posts by David D. Flowers

10 responses to “On My Return to Vocational Ministry

  • Jay Harmon

    Hi David: Oh my—-Great to hear from you! We’re blogging…we’re blogging…. 🙂 Continued Blessings, Jay

  • Joshua Lawson (@Joshua__Lawson)

    Keep at it buddy. Your blog inspired me to begin my own all those years ago when you were in the midst of your organic church experience, and I’ve enjoyed keeping up with you since. All the best to you and our family as you go forward. If you come through southern Ohio on your way to Virginia and want to stop by, give me a call.

  • Quincy Zikmund

    David, thanks for sharing that. I’ve been keeping up with your blog for a long time and seeing your shift into vocational ministry / the “institutional” church or whatever has been really encouraging for me. I’m in a place where I’m getting involved at a church after more than 4 years of being exclusively outside the four walls and it’s been very challenging. Seeing what God has taught you has really given me a sense of freedom with what God is doing with my wife and I right now. Anyway, I know that is all pretty vague, but I appreciate you bro. I look forward to seeing more of your journey.

  • Jeremy Myers

    Blessings on you and your decision. I have often thought that in certain situations I could return to vocational ministry as well. God has not yet made that possible, and in the current direction He is leading me, I don’t see it ever happening. But who knows?

    Your experience in the organic church setting was much like mine. That is partly why I am not a proponent of organic church (or organized church, or house church, or or simple church or any other form of church). Like you, I hope that each of us can follow Jesus as He leads, and trust that others are doing the same for the sake of the Kingdom of God.

  • Seth

    Thanks for sharing your journey David. I appreciate it.

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