Shellie Riggs Jordan


Shellie Riggs Jordan is the director of the southeast office in Seymour. She is an American Baptist pastor who served 14 years at First Baptist Church in Seymour as the minister of youth. Prior to her time at FBC, Shellie was the director of youth and children’s ministries at First Presbyterian Church in Seymour. To her work with the Center, Shellie brings more than 24 years of experience working with youth and young adults, as well as a strong background in ecumenical ministry.  

Shellie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University and a Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. She loves to travel and explore new cultures. She also loves spending time with her husband, Brent, and their kids, Gabe and Casey. Shellie lives in Seymour.

Contributions From Shellie Riggs Jordan

S2 E2 Waving the Banner for Youth Ministry
In this episode Ben and Matt are joined by Center for Congregations director Shellie Riggs Jordan as they interview Mark Oestreicher (a.k.a. Marko) of The Youth Cartel. Marko...
S3 E2: Never-ending worship: Where preparation and inspiration meet
Shellie and Ben speak with John Ray from Light of the World Christian Church about all that it takes to plan a successful worship service. They discuss music as a specific...
S4 E4: Pandemic and Purpose
Matt and Shellie explore the changing nature of congregational life with Pastor Rob Dyer of Ministry Architects. Rob encourages congregations to explore the question behind the...
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InterGenerate: Transforming Churches through Intergenerational Ministry
Written by scholars and ministers in the trenches, this book addresses why churches should...
GenOn Ministries
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Appreciative Inquiry Commons
This online hub for all things AI explains the positive change framework, offers a wide range...
Center for Appreciative Inquiry
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Empower Consulting
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Let's Kill Sunday School – Volumes 1, 2, and 3
This book series shares stories of congregations that practice intergenerational worship and...
Cross+Gen Life
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How to Livestream for Free: A Quick Solution for Churches
This short article outlines how to stream with Free Online Church and links to other important...
5 of the Best Church Online Giving Platforms
This article compares online giving platforms in a format that’ s easy to read and...
The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices
This book explores how we can nourish our souls by transforming common, everyday...
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African American Infertility and the Church's Response
This article looks at how to address child loss in Black families through healing conversation...
Hold Onto Hope: Stories of Black Women's Fertility, Faith, and Fight to Become Mothers
This book is full of stories of women dealing with infertility, especially women of color. The...
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Youth Theology Network
This national network helps young people explore questions about their faith, purpose in the...
4 Low-Cost Summer Program Ideas for Families
This article details creative activity ideas for children, teens, young adults, families, and...
48 Older Adult Ministry Ideas
This article gives an extensive list of ideas for activities and projects for an older adult...
10 Back-to-School Outreach Ideas for Your Church
This article lists several back-to-school activities that engage both the congregation and...
A Life Well-Measured TEDTalk
In this 20-minute video, a rabbi and entrepreneur shares ideas around family, what is...
Amplify Social Media
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