Dan Dick is an ordained minister of The United Methodist Church serving as lead pastor at People’s United Methodist Church in Oregon, Wisconsin. A nationally known speaker, teacher, and author of seventeen books on spirituality, stewardship, congregational development, research, and spiritual gifts discovery, and an advocate for a more loving, inclusive church for the 21st century and beyond, Dan worked for the General Board of Discipleship in Nashville, Tennessee for fifteen years in stewardship, congregational and conference planning, leadership development, and research.
Dan is an avid reader, with a deep passion for Biblical studies. His doctoral work was in extra-canonical writings of the ante-Nicene period, and his doctor of ministry work was in stewardship education. He has a love of research and critical thinking, and he continues to study and analyze trends impacting The United Methodist Church.
One of Dan’s books is Bursting the Bubble (Abingdon Press, 2008). Subtitled, Rethinking Conventional Wisdom about Church Leadership, the book invites critical thinking and serious reflection about many myths and misconceptions currently influencing Christian churches in the United States. Bursting the Bubble is a hopeful and engaging call to rethink “church” and become the body of Christ for the world.
Dan and his wife Barbara live in Oregon, Wisconsin. Barbara is a freelance editor and voice-over artist.
Hi, Dan –
Thank you for your multiple posts from 2016 General Conference. I have been following your website from the beginning of the Conference, and in the last few days, it has become my exclusive source of GC news. Many of us are living the struggle through your heartfelt, insightful words.
Thank you for keeping the faith and keeping us informed.
Hello Reverend Dan,
Congratulations! You must be a really qualified, people person, and Holy man for so many to want you to be Bishop. Don’t sweat it, I’m sure the Lord will be with you every step of the way.
I follow your blog, you recommended my book (Paradoxy), and I’d like to ask a favor.
Your Spiritual Gifts Inventory (the on you developed for the UMC website is one of the best I’ve seen.
I was wondering if it is possible to use it on my congregation’s website: http://saintnicks.com
Blessings and thanks!
By all means, Ken — I am glad you find it worthwhile!
Can you provide the code for it? The UMC folk said I could only get it from you.
Ken, send me an email at email@example.com and I will see what I can do. UMCom owns the copyright to the online inventory, so I will find out how to get a link. I think if I let them know it is okay, they will supply what you need. Thanks,
Dan, I’ve experienced 2017 writer failure for the 3rd Sunday of Lent. Can you do a quick write?