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Larry Duggins

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About Larry:

J. Larry Duggins, D.Min. | Leader

Pilgrim Theologian, Resource Management, Leadership Mentor

Pastor for Emerging Worship  |  Whites Chapel UMC

Larry is a pastor and a business person. He is equally comfortable in the worlds of spiritual leadership and financial analysis, and he seeks to understand the margins in which those worlds meet. Larry spent 25 years in the financial industry as a banker and an entrepreneur, and has led people all of his life. Central themes in Larry’s theology include the transformational power of pilgrimage, the importance of living into the mission Christ set forth for us, and the centrality of the Holy Spirit in prayer, discernment and ministry.

Larry is the Executive Pastor for Emerging Ministry at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake, Texas, one of the ten largest United Methodist Churches in the nation. Larry and Rev. Dr. Elaine Heath co-founded the Missional Wisdom Foundation, and together with Rev. Dr. Bret Wells, they work as a collaborative lead team to direct the activities of the Foundation.

Publications include:

Missional.Monastic.Mainline. A Guide to Starting Missional Micro-Communities in Historically Mainline Traditions. Co-authored with Elaine Heath. Eugene: Cascade, 2014.
Abide: A Guide to Starting Intentional Communities. Contributor. Missional Wisdom Foundation, 2014.
Simple Harmony: Thoughts on Holistic Christian Life. Southlake: Columkille Press, 2013.

Larry holds a D.Min. with an emphasis in Missional Church and an M.Div. from the SMU Perkins of Theology, and an M.B.A., M.S. Finance, and B.A. from Louisiana State University. He is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church.

Launch and Lead Courses:

Co-leads training retreats as needed
3.1 Missional Ecclesiology

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