It all started when…
we sat down and ate dinner together. Family dinner has always been important to me. It is at our table where we talk about the everyday things of our lives, the best and the worst parts. It is where we argue and where we encourage. Our dinner table is where our family celebrates holidays, birthdays, new adventures, good grades, and everything in between.
My understanding of Jesus shapes my ideas about dinner and table community. It was at the table where Jesus discussed and debated. It was where his followers learned to see God in a new way. It is where people were healed and where sinners rejoiced. But most importantly, it was where everyone was welcomed and offered new life.
I wanted to create a place that resembled Jesus’ table, but that was lived out in a bigger space than just my family dinner table. I hope this will be a new type of community, one where we share our best and worsts, where we celebrate and encourage, where we debate the issues of the day, and where walk with each other through the ups and downs of our faith life as brothers and sisters, mother and fathers in Jesus Christ.
Who am I?
I am a mother of four, a wife, a Christian, a former United Methodist pastor, a life-long student, a storyteller, a prophet, a doctor (of ministry, not medicine, blood grosses me out), and a community builder. I grew up in the Episcopal Church; I volunteered in the Catholic Church; I went to a Presbyterian and later a United Methodist seminary; I pastored in the United Methodist Church. I am curious about how a belief in Jesus shapes our lives beyond Sunday morning, and I am passionate about walking with people on their faith journey.
To read more about me and my story check out my website at www.erinreibel.com.