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My name is Jon Bauman, and I am a Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at a United Church of Christ (UCC) church in my home town. I have no formal theological degrees (yet!), but I do have a Bachelors degree in Business, and I have taken a lot of undergraduate courses in Biblical studies, theology, and Christian Ministry.
I grew up attending a Mennonite Church, I attained my undergrad from a conservative-evangelical Bible college, and I have been in regular attendance at Mennonite, American Baptist (of NJ), Plymouth Brethren, and now United Church of Christ services.
I have experienced a lot of different beliefs in my attendance of these churches, and my undergrad. My bible college taught me the seriousness of studying the bible for myself, the American Baptist church introduced me to a little liturgy, the Plymouth Brethren assembly I attended taught me the freedom that believers should have to preach and lead in their local church, and the Mennonite church taught me the values of loving all people, being peaceful even in conflict, and making Christ’s teachings preeminent.
Today, I am a full-time youth and young adult director in a UCC church. The United Church of Christ is a mainline Protestant denomination, though each church is self-governing and has ultimate authority on what their teaching and theology will be. I serve at a UCC church that upholds the authority of Scripture, preaches the Gospel message, has a heart for the local community, and focuses on Christian Unity in worshiping our great God together.
My personal theology is quite Anabaptist in my understanding of how to view scripture, the importance of following Jesus, the call to non-violence, and the call to love others as Jesus would have us to do.
In my spare time I like to spend time outside, play my guitar, and have fun adventures with my lovely wife! I like to read theology books for fun, and I also like to write about theology.
I try to live my life in submission to Christ, and by His example; though I do fail daily. If what I write ever comes off harshly, please let me know because I am a pretty easy going guy with a big heart, so it was probably not my intent, and I would love to edit it!
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**The views expressed in this personal blog may not necessarily reflect the views of the church I am a part of, or the denomination in which it is in**