Pete Kelley is the Associate Pastor of City and Discipleship at Antioch Church in Bend, Oregon. He equips the members of Antioch to live out the gospel through various expressions in Bend and around the world.
Pete grew up and lived in Corvallis, Oregon before moving to Bend with his wife, Jenn and their children Emma, Moses and Myla. Pete studied Bible and theology at Western Seminary. He is currently finishing an MA in Applied Theology in Missional Leadership at Multnomah Seminary. In his freetime, Pete likes to spend time with family, enjoys good food and drink, music, and building stuff. His favorite things include: Deschutes Brewery, author Eugene Peterson, and Oregon State sports.
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Is there a right way to pray?
“I think prayer takes on lots of different forms,” explains Pete Kelley, Pastor of City & Discipleship at Antioch Church in Bend, OR. Conversations with God can range from scheduled times and times to praying without ceasing. “The Psalms are way underrated, way underused. They were originally a gift to God’s people to help give us a language for prayer.”
Do the Gospels have a higher priority than other scriptures?
“In the sense of the narrative of the story of God…It leads to this point of climax, which is the Christ event,” explains Pete Kelley, Pastor of City & Discipleship at Antioch Church in Bend, OR. Every part of scripture finds its place in the life of Jesus. “It’s all God-breathed and all inspired; we don’t get to pick and choose.”
What does intimacy look like with the triune God?
“I’m not just relating to some energy force, but these three persons who live in eternal community and invite me to their table,” answers Pete Kelley, Pastor of City and Discipleship at Antioch Church in Bend, OR. Through prayer, we can work through “the beautiful mess of the triune God.”