Zane Perkins has also joined Sunset’s advancement team as a church development counselor. Zane is a ‘99 graduate from Sunset who has spent the past 17 years with his wife Tae and four children in Santiago, Chile, as part of a church planting effort through Great Cities Missions. While on the mission field, Zane continued his education to earn a master’s degree in organizational leadership. Five years ago, Zane and Tae transitioned away from the church they helped establish and began ministering around Chile by helping other congregations with seminars and training. The Perkinses returned to the United States to be closer to family, including their children who have begun college.
Zane is filling a new position at Sunset: he will help Bob Turner with SALT, and he will help the advancement team represent Sunset around the brotherhood. Zane and Tae have developed a number of seminars and retreats over the years that he is available to share with congregations. Sunset will take care of travel and housing; he just needs an invitation. He has developed seminars entitled Living in Harmony (marital and/or interpersonal relationships), Rising Above Our Feelings (emotional intelligence and interpersonal relationships), The Marriage Puzzle, and Practical Principles in Parenting. Additionally, Zane has developed a three-day spiritual renewal retreat to help those in ministry and service deal with burnout. Zane is currently working up seminars for building a listening and caring community and bridging the culture gap in our congregations. Contact Zane for more information and to schedule a time when he can work alongside your congregation to help it become more effective in meeting the needs of this world.
Joining the DiscipleTrips ministry team is Darrin Bible. Darrin is originally from Pueblo, Colorado, where he served as the youth minister for the Southwest Church of Christ for ten years. He started out as an online student with SIBI then moved to Lubbock in 2017 to finish his schooling at SIBI in biblical studies. Darrin and his wife Pearl have been married for 30 years, and they have two children. Their son David is in AIM and is currently serving in Mexico City, Mexico. Their daughter Rachel is a student at South Plains College in Lubbock. In October, Darrin will begin his position with DiscipleTrips as the director of operations. This is a new position with DiscipleTrips that has come about due to the tremendous growth of this ministry. Over the summer, Darrin became more acquainted with the ministry and helped on a trip to Antigua and Belize. In his new role, Darrin will help DiscipleTrips continue to grow and become more effective in its vision of helping disciples grow in their faith by participating in a short-term mission experience.