Executive director of the Thrive Center, Pamela Ebstyne King reflects on the “state of perpetual preparation” in American culture, and suggests that formative mission experiences in the context of community can be an opportunity to simultaneously help others and receive formation.
This interview was originally published on FULLER Studio.
About the Author
Pamela Ebstyne King
Pamela Ebstyne King is the executive director of the Thrive Center and serves as the Peter L. Benson Professor of Applied Developmental Science at Fuller Theological Seminary. Her primary academic interests are applied research at the intersection of human thriving and spiritual development. Dr. King’s work combines theology, empirical research, and community engagement to further understand what contexts and settings enable all people to thrive.