I received the following prayer as part of a daily devotional from Luther Seminary this morning:
In the breaking of the bread and pouring out of the cup, you come to us, Lord Jesus, and usher us into the kingdom of God in the new covenant of your body and blood. Amen.
I wanted to think of something inspirational to write as my first post on this new blog. But in contemplating what to write, it occurred to me, “don’t over think.” So, here it is I start the blog with a prayer that this series of conversations may be of use to those of you who want to hear one west coast transplant’s ideas on leadership in the non-profit world, the social sector world, about where the different sectors of society converge and mix, about faith based institutions and the church, etc.
Basically, I believe this blog is part of my calling as a Lutheran Christian with many vocations- one of which is to be a learner and thinker. You can’t learn and think alone, you need to do so in community so I welcome you here. This blog won’t always be directly about faith, religion, and the church. I have a theology degree, but I also have a management degree, so hopefully my thoughts and reflections here will speak to you and be of use as you see things in your own lives and wonder, what does this mean? What might this mean? We can wonder these questions together. I am not going to say I have the answers, just hopefully some ideas. We’ll see where they lead.
For a couple of starting questions: 1) What perplexes you most about leadership?; 2) For those of you who are Christian, what is on your mind at the start of this Holy Week?
About the author: Timothy Siburg is currently working as part of a for-profit start-up in the Twin Cities of Minnesota working to close the unemployment gap among minorities. He also works part-time as a worship coordinator in a local congregation, and provides consulting around mission and identity for congregations and nonprofits. He graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a BA in Economics and Religion, from the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management with a MA in Management, and from Luther Seminary with a MA in Congregational Mission and Leadership. He is happily married to another theology nerd and seminary graduate who works in a local congregation in areas around faith formation and life-long learning.