Shane Hipps tid bits
bBoth of my girls are enrolled in the full kids program at convention- Andrea is just here for support (but she wouldn’t have made the seven hour drive if it weren’t for all the friends we get to see!).
[My Mennonite roots] Inform the way I read the bible, and that hasn’t changed. An Anabaptist approach tends to be my M.O.
Working at Mars hill, i’ve learned a lot about how language is understood differently. Non- issues in Anabaptist environments provided anxiety for others. I had to find new words.
Many skills from advertising transferred to pastoring, except one: Love. Without love, It becomes manipulation. With love, it becomes influence.
In the Works
I reworking my website to be a searchable archive while working on an new book titled “Calling.”
I was attached to the Anabaptist theology because they found a creative 3rd way beyond the polarization of our culture, but they seem to be going back. This is the focus of my message.
My first convention was Charlotte, and i haven’t missed on since.