About Erin Moniz

Erin Faith Moniz serves as the Assistant Chaplain for Berry College. She is a Berry alumna where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Anthropology in 2003. She has her Master of Divinity in Professional Ministry from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. She has been in student ministry in Georgia and Tennessee for over fifteen years. She is ordained as a Vocational Deacon in the Anglican Church of North America. Erin is a trained Christian Conciliator with Peace Maker Ministries and loves getting to serve the campus community as a minister and conflict counselor. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Doctor of Ministry program at Trinity School for Ministry researching theology of intimacy.

Not “Just” a Deacon

Handshakes and metal plates I grew up around deacons. In my Southern Baptist upbringing, deacons were most commonly observed at the doors of the church offering handshakes and smiles. Otherwise, they were found in their other natural habitat: at the end of a pew passing or taking a metal plate. Often, this was an offertory plate, but on special occasions, [...]

By |2020-01-14T09:40:00-06:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, For Pastors, Opinion, Pastoral Ministry|Tags: |8 Comments

Here’s How to Resist the Church’s “Conspiracy of Cordiality”

The following quote is from Stanley Hauerwas’ book Resident Aliens. It has hung in my office for years and I find myself reading on many occasions. As a college chaplain, I am often thinking about how to talk to my students about church; what it is, what it isn’t, why they need to be a part of it, and how [...]

By |2020-01-14T10:21:51-06:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Liturgy & Worship, Opinion|1 Comment

2 Reasons Why You Should Use Social Media if You’re in Student Ministry

I work with college students and so, like it or not, I have to deal with social media. Over the years, I have resisted being saturated in the world of the ghost, the gram, the book, and the bird, but my tech-savvy students keep dragging me back into virtual spaces I find nearly impossible to keep up with. I wish [...]

By |2020-01-14T10:21:56-06:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: For Pastors, Opinion, Pastoral Ministry|Tags: , |2 Comments