Invite David Miller

David B. Miller, DMin, is a teaching associate of the AMBS Church Leadership Center with more than 20 years’ experience in congregational leadership. David is passionate about witnessing to the reconciling mission of God in the world. Learn more about David.

Featured Speaker and Consultant

As a visiting preacher, featured speaker or workshop leader, David loves helping congregations read the bible in community. Grounded in the New Testament language of shalom and justice, David focuses on helping congregationg find and explore their questions about what God is doing in the world.

David is also available as an individiual or group consultant to support pastors, church leaders and church-related organizations as they strengthen the missional and transformative leaders in their congregations. Invite David to help you problem-solve the leadership questions your congregation is asking!

Examples of Available Presentations

What if we viewed leadership as akin to improvisational performance? What would it require of us? What might we come to see anew in the traditions that have been handed on to us? Might we experience them as living traditions – expressions of a Word that is continually yearning and causing us to yearn to see "all things made new?"

This series is based on a three part model for forming improvisational leaders: forming a deep memory, being alert to the challenges of the present moment, and committing to courageous engagement in experimental embodiment of the tradition in new contexts.

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The overarching context that stands behind the books of the New Testament is the Roman Empire and its claim of having established Pax Romana (the epoch of Roman Peace). This imperial claim demanded the total allegiance of its subjects. The Church’s testimony that ‘Jesus is Lord’ was viewed as a challenge to the imperial claim to Caesar’s lordship.

The book of Ephesians both decodes the claims of the empire and challenges the early Christian community to order their corporate life and hope according to a different understanding of: power (the resurrection), the path to peace (the destruction of hostility), and the church as a reconciled community whose life is a witness to the powers of “the manifold wisdom of God.”

Ephesians is a vital word to the Christian church in the 21st century as it seeks to overcome habits formed by (often-unwitting) collusion with and acquiescence to imperial power.

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Shalom is a fitting description of God’s gift and intent in creation. The human calling in this was to be one of stewardship that cooperates with this gift and purpose and prevents the return to chaos.

This series is about re-claiming the Bible’s grand narrative of the mission of God. It provides congregations a biblical framework and foundation for missional transformation and hope.

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The Vision of Healing and Hope rings hollow if we too quickly jump to asking how can God’s healing and hope flow through us to the world and think of some programmatic form of witness. It particularly rings hollow when there are unacknowledged and unspoken wounds within the body of Christ.

This teaching event focuses on how congregations can indeed become communities of healing and hope through welcoming the stories of survivors, truth-telling and commitment to healing the wounds within the body.

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The Healthy Boundaries curriculum and trainings developed by FaithTrust Institute (https://www.faithtrustinstitute.org/healthy-boundaries) were created to ensure that all faith and spiritual communities have resources to actively engage in this essential prevention training.

Healthy Boundaries training has several goals: to increase awareness of the need for healthy boundaries in the clergy-congregant relationship; to provide clergy and lay leaders with guidelines for appropriate boundaries and self-care; to illustrate strategies to sustain a safe, healthy church; and to define boundaries and why they are important.

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