Office Space

Charles Kiser —  February 11, 2008 — 5 Comments

After three weeks of non-stop transition, things are starting to settle a little bit. The pad will for sure be hospitality-ready by tomorrow, when Julie will host a jewelry party for friends and hopefully neighbors.

Soon after that, you’ll have pictures of the place (but no sooner, as I operate under the directives of a higher authority, if you know what I mean).

The other big news in getting settled in: we have office space! Ryan and I started searching about a month ago and found a great office building right off McKinney Avenue, a major thoroughfare in Uptown. God certainly opened the doors for us to walk through—the price we’re paying for the space is nearly half what we were originally quoted.

CK Office

The main rationale behind securing office space stemmed from a value for our families, believe it or not. I officed out of my home for most of the 18-month apprenticeship period. Hands down, the biggest conflict in my marriage in that time was family boundaries: When does work time start and family time end? When does work time end and family time start? It sure gets fuzzy when both take place under the same roof. It works for some, but not for me.

RP Office

That said, I think office space will allow us to be more productive in our ministry and healthier in our family lives than we would otherwise be. It’s already been such a good thing.

Please pray for us as we begin our first full-fledged week on the job. Pray that God will give us clarity to see the vision and dreams he has for Uptown; pray that God will open doors to relationships with lost people; pray that God will raise up committed followers of Jesus to join us.

Charles Kiser


I’m a pastor, missionary, and contextual theologian in Dallas, Texas. I’m committed to equipping and coaching Christians to start fresh expressions of Christian community in Dallas County — communities of hospitality, inclusion, justice, and healing.

5 responses to Office Space


    Looking just a little too “Phat and Sassy” in that new office space. You’ll have to pencil me in for an appointment the next time I’m over that way.

    Way cool! Hoping and praying all is well. Keep on keeping on.


    Very nice spot for y’all and yes, we very much agree that you do need a ‘space’ away from the house. Ron found that out in the Philippines and it definitely does make for a happier family!! Can’t wait to come and see y’all!!


    Marilyn and Ron


    WOW! Very awesome office! Prayers answered for y’all, all around! Couldn’t be more proud of you guys!

    BTW…Do you see why I love Rob so much! He’s always making me laugh!

    Blessings & Love


    Congratulations!! I’m excited for you guys and praying for you all. I’m glad to see everything start to take shape. The pictures look great!


    Hey Ryan! Glad to see things are coming along with the church plant. We’ve been praying for you guys, and hope you and Claudia are well.

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