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Greetings – if you are looking for the Tom Stuart who is the husband of Susan, father of five, grandfather of nine, a Bible teacher, church planter and an entrepreneurial business owner of Interactive Church Resources and Interactive Consulting Resources you’ve found him.
Tom’s spirit of adventure was nurtured through a childhood in the wild-west of Montana, a junior high in Grand Forks, ND and high school in Breckenridge, MN. He later scaled the heights as a high jumper and Philosophy Major at the University of Minnesota.
In his mid 20’s, Tom’s architectural education and continued pursuit of athletic glory were sovereignly interrupted by God through a dramatic conversion experience and call into the ministry. His formative years were as a youth pastor leading over the course of time to his becoming the senior pastor of that church and leading it to double in size to over 1500 people. Out of that church he led a church planting initiative that started four additional churches one of which he himself began and led for over 15 years until recently choosing a season of semi-retirement from pastoral ministry.
He has lived in Blaine for over 30 years with his wife Susan, where they raised their five children. Although Tom long ago gave up the pursuit of athletic achievement he still enjoys jogging, biking and sailing. When he is not relaxing at home you might find Tom at Caribou, Barnes & Noble, the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior, or simply playing with one of his brilliant grandchildren.
Tom’s pastoral heart is expressed through innovative ministry, relevant Biblical messages, and equipping the next generation of leaders.
His passion is to leverage his years of evaluated experience as a church planter, multi-staff church leader and pastor/teacher to fulfill a three-fold purpose: to present each believer mature in Christ, to equip the next generation of church leaders and to establish a prevailing church.
This website is offered as an extension of his ministry in order to provide encouragement and resources to fulfill those express purposes. As a kind of spiritual architect he has dedicated his life to utilizing his gifts as a teacher, writer, coach and consultant to build up the body of Christ.
His blog, formerly at http://tomlstuart.wordpress.com is NOW ACTIVE HERE.
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