Pamela Fickenscher

Pamela Fickenscher is pastor of Edina Community Lutheran Church in Edina, Minnesota. She blogs at Living Word by Word, part of the CCblogs network.

For five years I was pastor of a congregation of mostly 20- and 30-somethings, a group some would call postmodern or “emergent.” Spirit Garage was born in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis, an area populated by thousands of young people. In those days people would ask me about our model or formula for this ministry. I always found it hard to describe. But after taking up a new sport, I found an apt comparison: ministry in the postmodern era is like racing mountain bikes.
March 6, 2007