Sunday, November 19th, 2023 at 10:45AM
Thanksgiving concert featuring Keepers of the Faith, followed by a special Thanksgiving dinner.
We look forward to celebrating this season with you and your family. This event is open to all, so feel free to invite your friends and neighbors.
Join us for a wonderful morning of gratitude, delicious food, and cherished moments. Last day to register will be November 12th.
We can't wait to share this special day with you and your loved ones. Let's give thanks together!
Join us for Wesley Center Conference 2024 on February 15 - 16, 2024, as we welcome Dr. Andrew Root. This two-day event will focus on the Ministry of Availability: Leadership in Our Ever-Changing World. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in workshops, roundtable discussions and Q&A panel discussions with Dr. Root and ministry leaders from a variety of ministry contexts.
Dr. Andrew Root, Ph.D. (Princeton Theological Seminary) is the Carrie Olson Baalson Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary.
He is most recently the author of four volume Ministry in a Secular Age series (Churches and the Crisis of Decline, The Congregation in a Secular Age, The Pastor in a Secular Age and Faith Formation in a Secular Age) and The End of Youth Ministry?. He has also authored Christopraxis: A Practical Theology of the Cross (Fortress, 2014) and Bonhoeffer as Youth Worker (Baker, 2014).
Root puts together theology and storytelling to explore how ministry leads us into encounter with divine action. His book The Relational Pastor (IVP, 2013) as well as a four book series with Zondervan called A Theological Journey Through Youth Ministry (Taking Theology to Youth Ministry, Taking the Cross to Youth Ministry, Unpacking Scripture in Youth Ministry and Unlocking Mission and Eschatology in Youth Ministry) break new ground in this direction. In 2012, his book The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry (with Kenda Creasy Dean, IVP, 2011) was Christianity Today's Book of Merit.
He has written a number of other books on ministry and theology such as The Children of Divorce: The Loss of Family as the Loss of Being (Baker Academic, 2010), The Promise of Despair (Abingdon, 2010), Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation (IVP, 2007) and Relationships Unfiltered (Zondervan/YS, 2009).
Andy has worked in congregations, parachurch ministries and social service programs. He lives in St. Paul with his wife Kara, two children, Owen and Maisy, and their dog. When not reading, writing or teaching, Andy spends far too much time watching TV and movies.