Greetings! I'm Bill Young, a non-stipendiary Minister of Word and Sacrament ("NSM") in the United Reformed Church, currently serving as Training Officer in our Coventry and Warwickshire District.
From the time of my ordination in 1996 until September 2001 I shared pastoral charge of Brownshill Green URC and Holyhead Road URC - the two churches that make up the North West Coventry Group.
"Non-stipendiary" means that, although I was ordained in 1996 to serve in the Church, I earn my living from a secular job - in my case as a Mechanical Engineer working mainly in the automotive industry.
The domain name "revdbill.com" was a gift from my churches in August 2000 following two years without a full-time colleague. I hope to build up this site:
as a resource for my "District Training Officer" role;
as a base for (or link to) the web sites of the two churches I have served;
as a point of contact for anyone, in the URC or elsewhere, who is looking for information about NSM, or who is perhaps exploring their own call to this sort of ministry;
as a record of some of the worship material I have written or helped to develop;
as a link to other useful church-related sites I've found on my e-travels.
The site is always likely to be "under construction", so please bear with its shortcomings and come back later to see what's going on.
If you've any other ideas, comments or want to get in touch, please
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org