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: Fri, Oct 15, 2021Where Do We Go From Here? with Rev. Morgan Schmidt. My friends. This week we continue our series on I've been meaning to ask just these questions that maybe you've…Details
Posted: Fri, Oct 15, 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: Fri, Oct 15, 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: Fri, Oct 15, 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: Fri, Oct 15, 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: Fri, Oct 15, 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: Fri, Oct 15, 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: Fri, Oct 15, 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: Fri, Oct 15, 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: Fri, Oct 15, 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