Stephanie is a church planter and lead pastor of Mill City Church in Northeast Minneapolis. She is also a professor of ministry at Bethel University and Seminary in St. Paul, MN. Stephanie has opportunities to coach leaders around the country through speaking, coaching and her podcast Lead Stories with her friend Jo Saxton. She is passionate about communities and individuals participating in the mission of God to the world. In the fall of 2019 her first book will be published – Stay Curious: How Questions and Doubts Can Save Your Faith. Stay curious with Pastor Steph at: www.pastorsteph.com.
Most of us are going through the motions when it comes to faith, either believing we’ve found all the relevant answers to life’s questions or believing none can be found. We shy away from our deepest questions about God because we fear the uncertainty on the other side. But when we make certainty and correct belief the end goal of faith, we miss out on the chance to know God more deeply and to participate in God’s work in the world.
Pastor Steph shows us how to lean into our questions and embrace a life of curiosity. Taking Jesus’s life as a model, we can confront our fears, be set free from our anxiety, ask new questions, and live into an adventurous life of curiosity. After all, Jesus was a question man, not an answer man.
Our questions, and even our doubts, can push us closer to a God we can actually believe in–rather than further from a God we think we can contain. In Stay Curious, Pastor Steph walks readers through common obstacles and road blocks to curiosity, and offers practical strategies for embracing even the most intimidating questions.