Charles Wiley, associate director of Theology Worship and Education, challenges seminarians in The Company of New Pastors, with a story told to him by Fuller professor Mark Labberton about International Justice Mission founder Gary Haugen. As a 10-year-old boy, he was on a trip to Mount Rainier with his two brothers and his father. They were about to climb to Camp Muir, the base camp for those going to the summit, but Haugen stayed behind in the visitor’s center because he was afraid. Wiley used the story to encourage these future church leaders to leave the “visitor’s center” of ministry and follow Jesus into the world, inviting the church and others to join them. Learn more
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