Tom Nelson to Lead New Pastors Network

Bethany Jenkins | June 19, 2015

More than a decade has passed since Tom Nelson stood before Christ Community Church and confessed pastoral malpractice. “I blurted out what my heart had been holding back for way too long,” he recalls. “I asked the congregation I served to forgive me. I had spent the minority of my time equipping them for what they were called to do for the majority of their week. I had been perpetuating a Sunday-to-Monday gap in my preaching, discipleship, and pastoral care.”

Nelson, TGC Council Member and author of Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work (Crossway, 2011), was announced today as the President of Made to Flourish (MTF), a new network that seeks to help pastors close the gap between Sunday worship and Monday work “in order to empower them to lead churches that produce human flourishing for the common good.” Based in Kansas City, MTF was launched today by Christ Community with the support of The Kern Family Foundation (KFF).

Pastoral Focus

In the broader faith-and-work space, MTF’s focus is on local church renewal. “Until the Lord tarries, the local church is premium,” Nelson says. “That doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for parachurch organizations, but…

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