Daniel G. Sinclair

1452 Angus Street
Patterson, CA  95363
dgsinclair@gmail.com
Tel: 209.323.2252

OBJECTIVES

To obtain an Associate Pastor or Pastor’s position in an evangelical church that believes that small groups are central to church life, and that has a vision for serving and reaching the local community.

I am searching for a church that will be glad to nurture me in Christian ministry, as well as allow my wife to participate and lead in music ministry, ministry to couples, mothers (My wife is founder and Coordinator of our local MOPS chapter), and young women.

We are also a bilingual family (English/Spanish).

EXPERIENCE

Harvest Community Church | 2003 – Present

Crows Landing, CA | harvestcc.blogspot.com

Associate Teaching Pastor

Part-time, pro-bono work performed for the church includes

Husband / Father

As a father of three young children and husband since 2003, I have seen God multiply my understanding of service, leadership, and balance.  I hope you can appreciate the truth and humor in my listing this as experience.

  • Spiritual Leadership – Faithful small group and church participation
  • Sacrifice – Serving wife and children with very limited personal time
  • Time Management – Learning to maintain personal disciplines with limited time

Southwinds Community Church | 2000 – 2003

Tracy, CA | www.southwinds.org

Small Group Co-Leader

  • Led small group on alternate weeks, studying through various curriculum, including 40 Days of Purpose, various Willow Creek bible studies.

Worship Team Member

  • Participated (with wife) on contemporary worship team for church of 900 members.

Time Away from Christ | 1994 – 2000

San Jose, CA

I feel this part of my life is relevant, not only as part of my spiritual biography, but as an experience that contributed to my personal maturity, the sincerity of my faith, and the development of a kind and merciful approach to those who have doubts, both unbelievers and those who have left the faith.  During this time, I healed from the injuries of a spiritually controlling organization, explored other faith systems, and then returned to Christianity.

Recovery from Toxic Faith

  • Benefited from Christian books on toxic faith and gender identity healing
  • Benefited from secular books on inner child work

Exploration of Eastern Spirituality

  • Explored and benefited from Buddhist mindfulness meditation and yoga
  • Have developed an integrated view of Christian faith and other faith traditions that is not syncretism, but honors general revelation where it is found, and creates bridges for the gospel to people of other faiths.

Christian Counseling

  • Benefited from receiving clinical counseling, both alone and marriage (not merely pastoral counseling) in a Christian setting

Washington Valley Chapel (CMA) | 1992 – 1994

Morristown, CA | www.washingtonvalleychapel.org

Small Group Leader

  • One of a handful of trained leaders pioneering small groups
  • Led small group on a weekly basis

Worship Leader

  • Pioneered contemporary worship service in a traditional church
  • Led worship weekly
  • Trained worship teams and leaders to carry on the ministry

Youth With a Mission | 1992

Kona, HI | www.uofnkona.edu

Worship Leader

  • Led worship for fellow students in Discipleship Training School and on outreach

Outreach Participant

  • Open air preaching, evangelistic drama and music, logistics
  • Experienced full time missionary life

Kings Park International Church | 1986-1992

RTP, NC | www.kpic.org

Children’s Church Leader, Ages 2-5

  • Chose curriculum for preschool children, coordinated teacher schedules
  • Led classes for 2-3 and 4-5 age groups

Worship Team Member

  • Learned to follow direction, enjoy worship

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

I have been employed in Software Development since 1995, mostly as a Business Systems Analyst and Project/Product Manager.  During this time, I have acquired the following transferable skills:

  • Team Leadership
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Project and resource planning
  • Web and mobile usability and design
  • Public speaking (via Toastmasters)

EDUCATION

  • Masters in Divinity, Fuller Theological Seminary (in progress)
  • BS Biochemistry / BA Chemistry, N.C. State University (1987)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Below is a short list of books that have been influential in my life and have helped shape my current theology and outlook on life and ministry.

Church Life and Ministry

  • Handbook for Missions Groups by Gordon Cosby
  • Journey Inward, Journey Outward by Elizabeth O’Connor
  • Where Do We Go from Here? by Ralph Neighbors

World View

  • Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey
  • Bones of Contention by Marvin Lubenow
  • Addicted to Mediocrity by Franky Schaeffer

Doctrine

  • Reasonable Faith by William Lane Craig
  • Evangelical Theology by Millard J. Erickson
  • The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination by Loraine Boettner
  • The Spiritual Man by Watchman Nee
  • Romans by John R. Stott

Inner Life and Healing

  • The Hour that Changes the World by Dick Eastman
  • Ordering Your Private World by Gordon McDonald
  • Becoming Adult, Becoming Christian by George Fowler
  • Healing for Damaged Emotions by David Seamands

Preaching and Leadership

  • Communicating for Change by Andy Stanley
  • Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders
  • Spiritual Authority by Watchman Nee
  • First Things First by Stephen Covey
  • The Jesus Style by Gayle Erwin

 Missions / Evangelism

  • From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya by Ruth Tucker
  • The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert Coleman

Relationships / Sexual Wholeness

  • Pursuing Sexual Wholeness by Andrew Comiskey
  • The Real Man Inside by Verne Becker
  • Unconditional Love by John Powell