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Dubois, Dwight

Dwight is a parish pastor who has been through a personal re-formation. Returning to seminary several years ago to earn a Master in Sacred Theology in missiology, he sought to understand the mission of the church with an eye toward how the church might be renewed. As the director of Grand View University’s Center for Renewal he was led to a re-examination of the priesthood of all believers. His recent book, The Scattering: Imagining a Church that Connects Faith and Life, summarizes his findings: “the church” is first and foremost “the people”, not the institution, and more ministry takes place in our daily lives than could possibly take place in the institution. Yet we rarely give people credit for that ministry or equip ourselves for it. In recent years, in addition to experimenting with this topic as an interim pastor, Dwight has also been teaching pastors, seminary students, and lay people at Wartburg Seminary, Luther Seminary, the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, and through a variety of speaking and consulting engagements. He seeks to reform the church so that the service by the baptized in the arenas of daily life becomes the central focus of the church’s mission.

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