I am dedicated to the work of ministry. In this packet you will have the opportunity to learn more about my approach to that sacred task. I believe in a truly shared ministry; creating opportunities to grow in spirit, community and institutional maturity. My style of ministry is transformational. I wish to serve a institution that is prepared to transform its potential into a shared vision of reality. I believe that each congregation, including yours, has such a potential. My ministry is about awakening that potential towards proactive change both for the congregation and those individuals within it.
After twenty five years of ministry I also bring a strong set of skills to any church I serve. My reputation as an excellent preacher and worship leader will speak for itself. I am also a very able administrator, having helped several congregations move through vital size transitions to a more policy driven form of governance. I am an innovator. I have studied and incorporated social media into my ministry recognizing that our future will include new ways of relating to one another. I am also a capable pastor, but I believe in training and equipping others to do this important ministry. I have had extensive experience in growing and training staff teams, including as the lead minister of a multi minister church. Teaching and community service are an important passion in my ministry and I will continue to commit myself to the public ministry of any congregation I serve. I have been a contributing journalist, television host, blogger and spokesperson for inter-faith understanding.
Within this packet you will find examples of my work as a worship leader, teacher, pastor, community builder, justice maker, denominational leader and church leader. No packet of information can do true justice to a minister or a congregation, but it can serve as an invitation for further conversation. I urge you to look at my published writings and on-line contributions at my current church http://www.uuwestport.org and on my blog http://facing-grace.blogspot.com These coupled with this packet and further conversations will paint a more complete picture of my ministry and how we might see transforming a future together.
I am, most of all, a visionary. I believe Unitarian Universalism is a saving faith waiting to break open into the hearts of the many who have yet to find us. I look forward to learning about what you envision as well.
Yours in faith,
Rev. John Morehouse