Last month I made the exciting announcement: Kairos Partnerships was expanding by adding Bob Hyatt to the Kairos team. Let me encourage you to read the context and the specifics here.
And I am just as excited to announce that we’ve added another person – Adam Gustine – to the Kairos team. I’ve known Adam the past few years in various settings. I’ve always been impressed with Adam’s ability to ask great questions, to listen well to others and help others in exciting, but kingdom-grounded strategy in ministry contexts. He is someone full of discernment and has an evident passion to help others.
Here’s his official information explaining who he is and the various ways he will serve within Kairos Partnerships.
Adam Gustine comes to the Kairos Partnerships team after serving for many years in a variety of ministry contexts – from Christian higher education to the local church. Adam pastored a church in Brooklyn, NY; working in one of the most diverse immigrant communities in the city, building a strong community of churches with a growing multi-ethnic vision for the neighborhood. He brings that experience to his current role as a regional Fresh Expression Catalyst, helping churches in the Midwest re-imagine mission in their local context through a variety of training and coaching venues.
His role with Kairos focuses on working with churches and leaders desiring to cultivate fresh expressions of the gospel in their neighborhood, particularly churches in urban/multi-ethnic contexts and churches seeking to foster a missional imagination in their community. Additionally, Adam speaks and teaches, and serves as a regional catalyst for Epic Fail events.
Adam studied history in college and received his M.A. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is currently finishing his dissertation for a Doctor of Ministry degree at Biblical Theological Seminary. His work is focused on developing leaders with the capacity for cultivating missionally multi-ethnic churches. Outside of this, Adam does most of his thinking/writing on topics aimed at helping Christians enter more deeply into a full Kingdom life. You can find his thoughts on a variety of subjects at his blog, The In(tension)al Life.
When not doing the many things already mentioned, you can most likely find him on the golf course, creating good food in his kitchen, cheering for the Fighting Irish and the St. Louis Cardinals, and raising two great little boys with his incredible wife, Ann.
I’m thrilled with Adam coming on board with us. As the Kairos team grows, it creates more opportunity, space and access to be available to pastors, church planters and leaders across the country who are in need of encouragement, direction, training and equipping. If you have questions about Kairos Partnerships or if we can be of help to you in your ministry, feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you.
There is more in the works that we’re excited to share with you in the coming weeks as they develop.