Veteran of 34 years of ministry with Cru, founder of the Apologetics Leadership Group (a regular gathering of top leaders in Christian apologetics), writer/editor with The Stream, and leader of the Thinking Christian Connection, Tom Gilson is ready to help your church, your ministry, your organization step up to meet the new and rapidly growing challenges faced by Christians in North America and the Western world.
His background is varied: first a musician; then a major mission agency Human Resource director (with an M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology); then a ministry strategist with Campus Crusade for Christ (now Cru) and with BreakPoint/The Colson Center for Christian worldview; serving later as Vice President for Strategic Services with Ratio Christi.
What ties it all together is his lifelong desire to help Christians understand deeply so as to be able to trust God more fully and minister more wisely.
He’s the author of more than 200 published articles in addition to his writings on the highly respected Thinking Christian blog. Now he’s serving as senior editor and ministry coordinator for the Christian news and commentary website The Stream. On his blog and in his books he’s well-known for taking on the most urgent, crucial, and challenging issues. He knows God stands by His own truth, and God will stand by those who speak it in love.
Tom is a regular plenary speaker and teacher (often teaming up with Dr. Timothy McGrew) at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s annual Defend conference, and he has spoken frequently at the National Conference on Christian Apologetics, in addition to churches across the United States, as well as internationally via Skype.
Also (on limited availability) Tom offers his experience in ministry strategic planning and organizational problem solving at the highest levels. His problem-solving experience ranges from ministries and personnel working at the U.S. Capitol to serious (felonious) moral problems in a local church — as well as everyday issues affecting ministry team and leadership effectiveness.