Name: Julian Stock
Home church: The Avenue Church
Pastor: Orion Berridge – 816.721.9221
Denomination: Acts 29 (Church Planting Network)
Licensed/Ordained: Currently in training
Education/Experience: General Studies – Park University. AAS Graphic Design (in progress) – Metropolitan Community College. Currently receiving robust theological study under the mentorship of the Directional Pastor of our congregation until I am able to receive theological training at a seminary.
Preaching Topics: Anything in the Bible. I especially enjoy preaching on union with Christ upon the unconditional grace of God.
Preaching Samples: Coming soon
Additional Notes: I will preach wherever God is leading me to. I typically aim to stay in the Midwest, but I will go anywhere I am needed. If possible, I like at least some gas expense to be covered.
Brief Biography: I am a Pastoral Resident at The Avenue Church in Independence, MO––a church that sits just right outside of Kansas City. Our church is a part of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network. Through various conversations and evaluation from the elders in my church, they approved for me to go through a two year pastoral residency, training me in the areas of preaching/teaching, spiritual leadership, pastoral care, apologetics, finance, ecclesiology, and church government/polity. I started my residency in February of 2017. Until I am able to enroll into seminary, my pastors assign to me an extra abundance of theological/pastoral study by means of assignments such as writing position papers, reviews of theological readings, and writing overviews of certain duties designated to me by our Directional Pastor.
When it comes to how I preach stylistically, I aim to be succinct, clear, passionate, and relatable in how I communicate the Bible––striving to preach God’s Word in a way that is expository and faithful to the Scriptures. My constant prayer when tasked to preached is that the Gospel would always be clearly presented from the Word by which I am preaching, being made a reality to those who are lost and that believers would experience covenant renewal upon being reminded of the good news of the Gospel.