We are thrilled to introduce to you Dr. Tim Shirley. Tim comes to us with decades of experience beginning in 1990, though he has only Pastored 3 congregations during the time since – which speaks to his dedication to longevity wherever he is serving. Although he is a Southern Gentleman, he assures us he is prepared for Wisconsin winters and his 5 years living in Montana speaks to that. He tells us he still has his winter jacket!
Tim has a Bachelor of Arts in Religion/English from Mercer University, a Master of Arts in Christian Education, a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from McAfee School of Theology at Southern Baptist. His extensive education speaks to his love of learning, as does his continuing pursuit of a PhD in Practical Theology from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, which he is expecting to finish up soon. Despite all of this impressive education, he is a down-to-earth man who loves the outdoors – fishing, in particular – and is an extremely skilled and engaging preacher who can touch hearts and minds, at the same time.
As a way of introduction, Tim would like to have a meet and greet get-together Saturday, September 18, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. This is an opportunity to ask questions you may have of him before the Call Sunday Service, when you will hear what we hope is the first of many years of sermons to come. Light snacks and refreshments will be available.
Call Sunday Unity Service will be Sunday, September 19 at 9 a.m. Please note the single service! This will be your chance to hear Tim preach in person and get a feel for his style. This service will be followed by a congregational meeting which will include a question and answer time, followed by a vote to call Dr. Tim Shirley as our pastor. This vote requires approval from a 2/3 majority of the members and associate members who are present. If you are unable to be physically present, options are available to participate via video conference or phone. For details on these options contact Alex Fluegel our Information & Electronic Technology Director by email or phone at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 715-303-7312.