A couple of years ago, Jenny and I met with Steve Garber at Zoka, my favorite Seattle coffee shop in Seattle. Years before I spent hours each week when I worked as an assistant pastor at Green Lake Presbyterian. We had returned to the Seattle area after serving thirteen years at Redeemer Presbyterian church inContinue reading “Place Matters Seminar”
Are you weary in (not of) ministry? Have you been wounded by “friendly fire?” Are you in a transition in ministry and/or life? Do you want clarity on your particular strength and voice in ministry? Would you like someone to cheer you on just as you cheer others on?
Pastor Jason and Jenny Dorsey are launching an Identity Mapping cohort for pastors & spouses and couples in ministry. Learn more here.
What do you do when your plans get changed, dreams shattered and you fall short of your ideals of moral beauty?
Learn the three steps of recovering gracefully
This summer I was supposed to take a sabbatical. The elders at Redeemer graciously gave me three month away. Budget money was set aside to pay preachers and admin in my absence. Sunday, June 6, would be my “decommissioning,” releasing me to rest and renewal. My daughter Jackie and I planned a month long paintingContinue reading “Recover Gracefully or what to do when your plans change”
I’m thankful to be speaking at a virtual retreat at Trinity Church, Seattle, at the end of May. The last five days, I’ve worked hard on another full edit of The Name so the guys at the retreat could have the best possible version. As I worked through the document, line by line, page byContinue reading “Thankful for Green Lake Presbyterian Church and for the chance to share the Name with my brothers from that church.”
There’s lots of talk today about the need for a vaccine for coronavirus. It is a serious disease and I hope a vaccine is discovered soon. But I’m more concerned about two much more destructive viruses: shame and pride. These spiritual viruses are far more pervasive, insidious, and deadly. They infect almost every act thatContinue reading “Is there a vaccine for the virus of shame and pride?”
I took myself through a process of naming my identity and setting goals for the coming year, what I now call Identity Mapping, for the first time while on vacation in Sun River, OR, July, 2003. We were vacationing with Jenny’s side of the family at a home of family friends. Early each morning, IContinue reading “Identity Mapping History”
I’m Jason Dorsey, a husband of twenty-eight years, father of four great kids, three sons and a daughter, and a presbyterian pastor. My wife, Jenny, has been my strong ally since we were married June 20, 1992 in Redding, CA. Here’s a picture of us the day we first held hands: Valentines Day, February 14,Continue reading “Introducing Myself”