My name is Josh Hilty. I’m a husband, father to three wonderful kids, and assistant pastor at North Branch Wesleyan Church in rural North Branch, MI. Feel free to learn more about our church by visiting our website. I received my bachelor’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN and my MDIV from Wesley Seminary at IWU. I’ve been in full-time ministry for 10 years at two churches and have had a wide range of experiences, from solo pastor at a small church (which closed) to youth ministry to now a focus on children’s ministry and spiritual formation for adults.
This blog is a place for musings about spiritual formation in Christ and how that pertains to the local church. You’ll find posts focused on theology and praxis, ministry leadership, and family ministry here. I love the Church and believe her to be the bride of Christ, and hope that whatever I post here can be of some benefit to God’s people. And I love our local church.
Any critique is intended to be constructive criticism, not a rant or harsh condemnation of the imperfections she has. I write with confidence and, hopefully, with some wisdom gained from previous experience, but not with boasting or the assumption that I have a monopoly on the truth or the right way to conceive of ministry (as if anyone could).
On my Sabbath stop-days, you’ll find me spending time with my family, reading, gardening, and relaxing. The picture is of us on vacation a couple of years ago at the Outer Banks, one of our favorite places we don’t get to go to often enough. 🙂
Thanks for joining me, and may you seek to reflect God back to the world.