Meet the Couple Behind Everyday Mission
Mike has initiated and lead various ministry projects over the past 20 years. In Gainesville, Florida with the Vineyard, he formed new worship teams, started and multiplied small groups, organized servant evangelism projects, helped organize large conferences, and participated in cross-cultural mission work in Holland, Cuba, and Peru. After starting The Well with Amber and a team of four others in 2001, he has been starting simple churches that emphasize spiritual family and discipleship to Jesus in real life. Currently, Mike leads a simple church in Jupiter, Florida called Resurrection Church where he lives with his wife Amber and three children, Jackson, Chloe, and Hudson.
Mike has written extensively about leadership and the missional church on the blog and he published a book in 2009 called What is Church? A Story of Transition aimed at helping other leaders understand the challenges of transitioning from consumer-oriented church to mission and Kingdom-shaped church. Mike is a registered professional engineer in the State of Florida and has been working with RGD Consulting Engineers since 2002.
Mike is gifted in big-picture thinking, helping organize leadership teams, and teaching / coaching other leaders. His experience has been focused in contexts where nothing is established and very little support is available for new ideas. One of Mike’s primary strengths is creating an ideological framework for others to work in and exercise their gifts.
Amber has been organizing and leading various ministry and missional efforts for over 20 years. In Gainesville, she organized a new children’s ministry, created an all-female worship band, helped run large conferences and workshops, and hosted and lead various small groups. During the past 17 years in South Florida, Amber has used her entrepreneurial and organizational skills to help support The Well and the various simple churches that have been started. She has established discipleship relationships with many women and become a mentor to other women leaders. Amber has also been instrumental in launching a bi-annual week of 24-7 prayer in the area and an artist’s collective and planted and supported numerous homeschool communities through Classical Conversations all while offering support to hundreds of children and their families in Northern Palm Beach County as part of local leadership within Classical Conversations. Along with those efforts, Amber has a love of photography and has a growing clientele in Jupiter. Her website is www.amberbishop.com.
Amber is extremely gifted at getting others excited and motivated towards God’s Kingdom. She is a champion for releasing women into their gifts and calling in ministry. She is also effective at rallying others to a cause and organizing people to get a job done. Amber’s passion is contagious and she leads by example.