Danny made his way to Hastings, Michigan 3 years ago for his first pastorate. He reflects here on lessons learned and gifts received as a new pastor.
CPL: Tell us about your ministry context.
I pastor Hastings Church of the Nazarene (MI) which turns 85 years old this year! The church was planted in a storefront in 1932 by a pioneering female pastor. One characteristic of Hastings Naz is that she is growing younger. When we arrived 3 years ago, we were the only 20-somethings in the church with an average age of well over 60. The church was existing in survival mode for a few years and feared having to shut her doors. Slowly but surely, things are changing.