Hi! Thanks for dropping by! Here's a bit about me...
I've had the privilege of planting a church in the US and establishing two ministries overseas, and many other ministry experiences.
I disciple and mentor in several small groups in Jacksonville, FL and beyond. I also travel within the US for workshops and coaching, and go overseas to teach and train leaders whenever possible.
I've written a book, training materials, and Bible studies for disciples, leaders, and cross-cultural missions.
I've served as a chaplain in a local restaurant and a small business, and I'm one of several experienced pastors serving with Poimen Ministries.
I love mangoes, Thai and Mexican food, but I love my wife, children, and grandkids more! And, I'm still a follower of Jesus after all these years!
BECOME A PARTNER
Here are some options to partner with me (Philippians 1:5) in support of the ministry God has called me to—
- For Cross-cultural Missions ministry— Shepherd Staff Mission Facilitators—Trip Kimball
- For Discipleship/Leadership/Mentoring ministry— Poimen Ministries (use the drop-down menus at bottom of page)
- You can also send checks via snail mail, payable to Shoulder to Shoulder Ministries (include a note "for Trip Kimball")
Here's my simple description of discipleship—
the transfer of our personal, experiential relationship with the Lord to others in a relational framework of one on one, or one with a few, requiring a mutual commitment of time, willingness, respect, patience, and discipline.
But how do we do it?
True discipleship is intentional, relational, and personal. It requires a mutual commitment based on our relationship with the Lord Jesus.
Are you missional? Today it's popular to be "on mission," but whose mission are we on? God's or ours?
The primary mission of God—the Great Commission— is expressed in all of the gospels and in Acts— making disciples, preaching the gospel, and extending God's forgiveness and reconciliation to all people in all the world. (Matt 28:19; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46-47; John 20:21-23; Acts 1:4-5, 8)
Cross-cultural missions can take place far away or in any urban area of the US. Anyone can be a missionary, but some simple equipping is valuable to do it well.
MENTORING and LEADERSHIP
One thing all pastors contend with is expectations. People may expect pastors to “have all the answers”, but this is unrealistic.
This is the value of mentoring and where experience tops expertise. Mentoring is not so much being an expert, but having some perspective.
Experience deepens and broadens a person's perspective, when they've learned important lessons along the way.
A good mentor has gifts and develops skills for listening, encouraging, clarifying, and affirming others they coach, advise, teach, or train.
Trip is one of several pastoral mentors with Poimen Ministries.
Speaking Requests & Bookings
If you'd like Trip to speak, teach a workshop, or lend some of his expertise, fill out the form below. Thanks!