Five years ago Dan and Amanda moved their family from Detroit City to NYC (hear about some of their family life and their past through the video piece above) . Dan is husband to Amanda and father to 6 (Liam, Elijah, Markeysha, Isaiah, Lucy, and Judah). Currently Dan serves as the pastor of a NYC church plant (Hope Church Roosevelt Island) and as the executive director of the Roosevelt Island Center for Community Development. Amanda plays an integral role coaching the spouses of church planters across the city and serves as Teaching pastor at Hope Church.
This site is focused on the few things that God's has continued to place on our hearts over the years.
- Spiritual Leadership | We believe that all of us are intended to move others from being spiritual brothers or sisters to spiritual parents who join God in the work of developing others along the way (Making disciples who make disciples).
- Parenting | As parents of 6 children this is what we spend most of our time doing....parenting. Here we share about some of our failures, practices, and family rhythms as we try not to screw our children up to bad, raising the 6 of them in the city of New York.
- City | As the world continues to move to cities, we have made the commitment to lay down roots in one of the most transient global cities in the world. We do this in hopes of learning about who we are, who are neighbors are, and what best way to live out the way of Jesus is in one of the most densely populated and diverse areas in the world. We share some of our struggles, highlights, and ways of life here.
- Multi-Cultural Community | We are passional about shifting local churches from mono-ethnic communities to (Ephesians 2) multi-cultural communities, where those from different contexts and colors walk alongside of one another showing the world something uniquely different about the body of Christ.
Before much of this content is ever shared or taught on publicly, it is often written down here first, so we apologize for the messiness.
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