Michael loves addressing groups through speaking and teaching in a variety of contexts (i.e. worship, Sunday school, workshops, retreats, and so on). He enjoys speaking about topics related to following Jesus in everyday life, engaging neighbors with the gospel, missional leadership, Anabaptist theology, the Scriptures, all things church related, and more. His greatest passion is helping congregations and Christians participate in Gods shalom-building-mission right where they are.
Michael also loves engaging individuals and teams in the context of missional coaching. The purpose of missional coaching is walking along side leaders and practitioners to provide support, resources and a fresh set of eyes through which to view the everyday challenges of missional engagement. Speaking and teaching are event driven and focused. Coaching is relationship driven and flexible depending on the adaptive challenges facing leaders and churches.
If you are a pastor or leader in an Illinois Mennonite Conference (IMC) congregation, Michael engages in both speaking and coaching as part of his work with IMC. If you are from IMC and want to engage Michael as a speaker or coach, shoot him an email to get the ball rolling.
He also has some limited availability beyond his work with IMC, especially with those who are interested in Anabaptist theology and Jesus-centered nonviolence but are not associated with the Mennonite church. Click the "Learn more..." buttons to explore what's possible.