Hi! Welcome to andrewarndt.com. I’m a pastor in Colorado Springs and have been blogging regularly mostly to reflect on the beauty and hope of life with Jesus together with his people. I hope you enjoy what you find here.
I’ve been a pastor since graduating from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. in 2006. I served as an associate pastor for a bit in Oklahoma before moving to Denver in 2009 to join the work of Bloom Church, which was the experience a lifetime. I often called that community a “dream come true.” We were liturgical, charismatic, contemplative, justice-oriented, organic/house church, evangelical, missional… all at once. And being able to serve as a primary shepherd in that kingdom effort was one I’ll never forget for which I am everlastingly grateful. It was there that I feel more deeply in love with the effort of ministry and all the wonderful warp and woof of life in the local church in a way that I ever thought was possible.
In late 2016 my wife Mandi and I began to sense a shift in our hearts, and so after much prayer and discernment handed the ministry of Bloom off to its leaders and made the leap into our new position. I now serve as a Teaching Pastor at New Life Church, where I also co-host The Essential Church Podcast along with Brady Boyd, the Senior Pastor of New Life–a weekly podcast dedicated to helping to provoke and strengthen the thinking of local church and ministry leaders.
I received an B.S. in Business Management from Oral Roberts University in 2003 and an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2006. I’ve been married to the love of my life, Mandi, since 2000 and have four lovely kids: Ethan, Gabe, Isabella, and Liam. Life’s been sweet for us.
I blog here because I love thinking out loud about theology and ministry and life with Jesus, and enjoy a good conversation. Poke around the website and see what you find and reach out to me if you have any questions or would like to connect!