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Patrick & Janice Bowman
Check out the new 15-week/15-hour college-level course titled "Functional Holiness." A great way to start the New Year! It's never too late to educate!
My wife, Janice, and I live and minister from The Dalles, Oregon, in the midst of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. We have been married since 2008 and collectively have 5 adult children (one deceased) and 7 grandchildren.
We have been involved with leading home church ministries, as well as mentoring and training, since our marriage and have had several “apostolic, prophetic assignments,” as we like to call them when we have spent a God-determined amount of time ministering in local churches.
I have authored and self-published several books on Biblical topics and enjoy writing sermons, Bible studies, articles, and producing a weekly podcast, “Sunday Morning Coffee.” I am an ordained commissioned minister with Christian Leaders Alliance, the ordaining agency of Christian Leaders Institute, where I hold a Diploma of Divinity (2016).
Thank you for visiting. You'll find many opportunities for Christian growth and edification as you explore this site. I offer free Bible studies, audio messages, blog content, my Sunday Morning Coffee podcast, devotions from FaithWriters.com, and mentored online courses. Find out more about me and My Story here.
The church needs spiritual fathers and mothers with maturity and life experiences (both good and bad) behind them to encourage and help guide a younger generation of church congregations and leaders. I believe Jan and I are one set of these parents who can impart wisdom and direction to the body of Christ.
As a Christian communicator and educator, I have written four books that deal with Spiritual Growth, Vision Casting and Renewal, the Prophetic Opportunity of the Church, and a hunger to see Functional Holiness replace the "Curb-appeal" Holiness so prone in the church today. I would love to speak at your next Church, small group, or para-church event, and am also available for Pulpit Supply. I also offer free online mentoring when you obtain a free Zoom video conferencing account.
It's never too late to educate! I am 65 years old and have invested the past 10 years studying with several Bible colleges and seminary programs. I recently completed my doctoral project for a Doctorate in Biblical Studies from The Sure Foundation Theological Institue, where I also earned a Th.M (2018). I am hoping by Spring 2020 to have everything finished up. One of my burdens is to help stem the tide of Biblical illiteracy in America, which has reached epidemic proportions. Besides the work I'm already doing, I'm waiting on the Lord for how He might use me in the future.
A collection of audio sermons, lessons, and archived broadcasts. Paul said in Romans that "...faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ" (Romans 10:17. It is always my intention to offer messages, lessons, and podcasts that will edify the listener and spur them on in their Christian walk. I believe the greatest task of a Christian Educator and Bible teacher is to get people to think more deeply than they do about any subject, no matter what level of understanding they currently have. Of course, the Holy Spirit is the Supreme Teacher and Psalm 42:7 tells us "Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me." Abiding in God's presence allows you to open up and receive the deeper things of God.
Check out my slide-based Bible studies with audio. As a Christian Educator, I thoroughly enjoy presenting God's word in different ways for different learning styles. These slide-based studies with narration are a great way to learn. I've got two live now and more on the way. Living Stones explores the history of altars and monuments in the Old Testament and moves to Peter's application of the church as living stones in the New Testament. The Artistry of God goes over the three ways God reveals Himself to mankind through General Revelation, Special Revelation, and Personal Revelation. These two studies will lead you into a greater appreciation for God and his plan for your life. There are more on the way!
Be sure to look at my free mentored online courses. I am currently offering "Crafting a Sermon," a 12-unit course covering the basics of hermeneutics (Bible interpretation) and homiletics (sermon construction and presentation). If you've ever wanted to teach or preach a Bible lesson, but have no idea where to start (prayer is always the starting place!) then this course is for you. This is a great course for a Christian communicator at any level; Sunday School teachers, home group leaders, men and women's group leaders, etc. Mentoring is available via email or one-on-one video mentoring when you sign up for a free Zoom video conferencing account.
Functional Holiness is a new classroom or mentored online course. It explores holiness from a variety of perspectives and provides a foundation for living in functional holiness before God in the world.
Sometimes controversial, sometimes critical, but always the truth in love! Are you looking for thoughtful content from a Christian perspective? Join Christian Communicator, Educator, Speaker, and Ordained Minister, Rev. J. Patrick Bowman, each Sunday as he offers insights and answers that address contemporary issues in the Body of Christ. If you're tired of the status quo, grab your Bible and a cup of Joe, and join Patrick for a cup of Sunday Morning Coffee. Listen to the latest episode below or go to my Achor.fm show page for available platforms, back episodes or to send me a voice message and/or financially support my broadcast. You can also find current and back episodes on my YouTube channel (Please like & subscribe). Thanks for listening!!!