Welcome to KevinWilson360.org!
KW360 aspires to see churches more deeply and broadly engage in God’s Mission.
I’m inspired by stories about God’s people loving their neighbor to the point where the neighbor desires to know God. I’m motivated by finding new Christians being discipled together with mature Christians. I’m passionate about seeing God gather Christians into communities that we call congregations or churches.
I want this website to play some small role the above happening more often and in more places.
I launched KW360 in January 2015 as a blog for faith-based organizations. It primarily focused on start-ups and revitalizations.
As I assessed the website, it became clear the nonprofits facing the greatest challenges are churches. I re-launched in KW360 in 2017 with the focus of helping churches engage in mission and and ministry.
In 2018, I started to serve a new role within my Christian denomination, the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. As such, I needed to shift my focus to encouraging and equipping our community. I pray that this website will still benefit fellow Christ-followers across denominational (and nondenominational) lines.
My goal is to publish blog posts twice a month, usually on Wednesdays. On Sundays I also post an interactive devotion on Jesus’ life called, “Conversations about Faith & Life.” A year’s worth of devotions are compiled in a PDF document found in the Resources page. KW360 Digest, a summary of the posts from the previous two months, is published six time a year.
There is a pattern to my vocational development. God will call me to a ministry, then refine me through several roles in that location.
I’ve worked regionally for more than a decade, serving Ohio, West Virginia and northern Kentucky. Currently, I am the Ohio District President-elect. The previous five years I filled the role of Executive Director for Mission and Ministry for the District. Initially, I was a regional Mission and Ministry Facilitator.
Prior to Ohio, we served in Surprise, AZ. Initially, I was a Missionary-at-Large starting a new church and school. Once Word of Life Lutheran Church and School was off the ground, the church called me as Pastor.
My first call was to Trinity Lutheran Church in Leavenworth, KS. I served as Assistant to the Pastor, sole Pastor and Senior Pastor. During that time, the congregation grew from averaging around 300 in worship to a multisite congregation averaging 500 in worship.
My wife Dorinda and I married in 1990. We are blessed with three children. Living outside of Columbus, OH, we are members of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Marysville, OH. I enjoy exploring new out-of-the-way places and photography. To view some of my photo work check out DigitalAviary.me.
KW360 is a WordPress website built the Gateway template. WordPress has a proven track record of keeping its websites online and accessible. It also is unmatched in creating environments for online communities.
Our daughter McKenzie Wilson took the banner and “About” page photographs at St. John Lutheran Church in Dublin, OH. She used a Nikon 5300 with a Nikon 18 to 50 mm lens. Graphic artist Amber Beech designed the “KW360” logo.
I am indebted to friends and colleagues for the existence and development of this website. “Bluegrass” Mark and “Blackhawks” Mark have walked beside me throughout the blog’s history. Keith Haney was instrumental in the move to WordPress.
This is my personal blog. Blogs are housed on the Internet. It is no coincidence the letters “www” refer to both “world wide web” and “wild, wild, west.” My opinions and views are not necessarily represented by websites or organizations re-posting, or linking to, my content.
As an ordained minister and former journalist, I take writing and publishing seriously. However, this is a blog. I do not review whether all old posts are still timely or still accurate. I am not legally liable for any errors, omissions or delays in this information nor for any losses, injuries or damages from its use. At its core, KW360 is a blog. That’s what it is.