Rev. Morgan Schmidt
Pastor of Teens & 20-Somethings
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About Rev. Morgan Schmidt
I’m at First Presbyterian because I’m amazed at the way this spiritual community seeks to love our neighbors and broader community; how we’re contending for justice and dignity for all people; and how we are open to others’ to the point of revolutionary collaborations – such as the Bend Youth Collective and beyond.
I’ve been a youth pastor for 10 years, serving church communities in Boston and Seattle, and now I’m thrilled to settle down in Bend. I also have the privilege of participating in conversations about progressive youth ministry nationwide, where I occasionally get to speak at conferences and published a book called Woo: Awakening Teenagers’ Desire to Follow in the Way of Jesus. It’s not everybody’s dream, but I can’t think of anything I’d rather invest my life in than encouraging teens and 20-somethings to become more whole as they explore what it means to follow in the way of Jesus and participate in the restoration of all things.
I can’t believe I get to call this beautiful place home. I love playing outside – hiking, riding bikes, playing on the Deschutes and Metolius Rivers, and walking my faithful and overzealous golden retriever, Buddy.
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Posted: Tue, Aug 3, 2021Jul 18th, Listening to Your Life Finding God in Unexpected Places: Recreation and Hobbies When I was growing up, I actually had a youth pastor say to me one time…Details
Posted: Tue, Aug 3, 2021Rhythms of Friendship, Practices for a Jesus-Centered Love with Rev. Morgan Schmidt. Grace and peace, my friends, graduates, everyone, friendship is a really big deal. We probably don't talk about…Details
Posted: Tue, Aug 3, 2021May 9th, A Spacious Christianity, First Presbyterian Church of Bend, Oregon Today is, of course, Mother's Day, like any holiday, we might find ourselves in different places, feeling a whole…Details
Posted: Tue, Aug 3, 2021Rhythms: Practices for a Jesus-Centered Love: Faith has Muscle Memory Good morning, friends. My name is Morgan and I'm one of the pastors here. I'm so delighted to be with…Details
Posted: Tue, Aug 3, 2021March 14th, Again and Again: God Loves First with Rev. Morgan Schmidt Good morning, friends. My name is Morgan and I'm one of the pastors here at First Presbyterian. You…Details
Posted: Tue, Aug 3, 2021We are so proud of Morgan and the work she has done this year, from the forming of Pandemic Partners "Crowdsourcing Kindness" and empowering neighbor to help neighbor; to advocating for and organizing both the emergency smoke shelter…Details
Posted: Tue, Aug 3, 2021February 14, Words That Spark: Jesus, by Morgan Schmidt Friends, we're in the midst of a sermon series called Words That Spark. And our word today, if you haven't noticed…Details
Posted: Tue, Aug 3, 2021Morgan Schmidt - Spark Sermon.MOV - powered by Happy Scribe Good morning, friends. This sermon finds me in twenty twenty and all of you in twenty twenty one. So happy…Details
Posted: Tue, Aug 3, 2021Pandemic Partners is a great resource started by Morgan Schmidt, our Pastor for Teens & 20 Somethings for anyone in the community needing assistance as we deal with the Coronavirus.…Details
Posted: Tue, Aug 3, 2021The Youth Group is doing a new fundraiser this year called, “Flocking.” They will be unleashing a flock of plastic flamingos on four unsuspecting homes each week of February. One…Details