Danny Bryant

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User Profile
Name
Danny Bryant
Church Info
Home Church Address
St. Mary of Bethany Parish
P.O. Box 2031
Brentwood, TN 37204
United States
Church Website URL
Organization
Organization Name
St. Mary of Bethany Parish
Type of Organization
Church Ministry
Your Position/Title within your Organization
Rector
Organization Address
P.O. Box 2031
Brentwood, TN 37204
United States
Organization Phone Number
Organization URL
Work of Ministry
Creation Care
Hunger/Food Justice
Immigration
Medical
Racial Reconciliation
Refugees within North America
Organization Email
office@stmarysnashville.com
Description of Organization
St. Mary's is an 18-month-old church plant in South Nashville. Our mission is to be a place for the displaced at the feet and table of Christ.
Organization Years In Operation
2
Does your ministry offer internships?
No.
Strengths of Organization
We hope to be a restful, thoughtful, hopeful, and beautiful community where members are invited to participate in seeing the kingdom of God flourish in our neighborhoods. We also hope community will flourish out of people spending time together in service and eating.
Background
Would you consider your role part time or full time within justice and mercy ministry?
Full Time
How many years have you been in ministry among the vulnurable, marginalized, and under-resourced?
2.00
What training did you receive that equipped you for justice and mercy ministries?
I haven't received much training.
What are your primary concerns for the ministry?
Sustainability, dignity, and integrity. I've found the work in the refugee and international community to be frustrating because of what gets lost in translation. I hope we're doing work that offers dignity to the individuals and is moving forward in helping steer people to sustainable paths of justice.
What feels like the most difficult aspect of your life in ministry?
The tension of going deeper into the brokenness of the world and keeping the hope of restoration is difficult.
What gives you the greatest joy?
Seeing people worship and be moved to being part of a kingdom bigger than themselves.
What spiritual disciplines help sustain you in your rhythms of life among the vulnerable, marginalized, and under-resourced?
Being together and eating.
What would you like fellow Anglicans (bishops, churches, the average parishioner) to know about your ministry?
It's worth it. It can be incredibly awkward and slow, but it is worth it to get involved. It also requires in-the-moment imagination and a willingness to adjust on the fly.
How would you like fellow Anglicans (bishops, churches, the average parishioner) to grow in regards to justice and mercy issues?
Less fear. More awareness of the lessons those in poverty have to teach those of us who are so well off.
What are your favorite books related to justice and mercy issues?
Hearing the Call - Wolterstorff Prophetic Imagination - Brueggemann Just Mercy - Stevenson
What are your favorite movies related to justice and mercy issues?
I can't think of any.
What are your favorite websites/organizations related to justice and mercy issues?
International Justice Mission Equal Justice Initiative
Anything else you would wish us to know?
I can't think of anything else.
What do you wish people knew about justice ministry in general or specific arenas of justice work?
I'm not sure I'm informed enough to answer this yet.
What would you like to see happen in ACNA in regards to work of justice and mercy?
Continue what is currently taking place and be open to whatever else God brings.
Tell us a bit about your story and your heart for justice and mercy.
Nicholas Wolterstorff says biblical justice is the shepherd leaving the ninety-nine in the corral and throwing a party when the one is found. I have always been drawn to find those on the outside and work toward bringing them to the party.