I first met our guest today out of the blue on Facebook about four years ago. I was looking for some leadership coaching for the congregation I serve and he offered to help and help he surely did. Alex Ruth has been a congregational leader for years. In 2021 he was called to become the Associate Regional Minister for Transformation in the Illinois-Wisconsin Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) after years of serving in parish ministry, the most recent in Missouri. Alex is also the Associate Director for Disciples Men and teaches with the Center for Ministry and Lay Training at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
In our time together we talk about his call to help clergy and congregations respond to a changing culture. Surprisingly we also spend some time talking about neurodiversity and the church. Neurodiversity is a topic that is near and dear to my heart since I am on the autism spectrum and I’ve been diagnosed with ADHD.
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