As the park is to the city, so the word is to life.
We are a growing community of around 4,000 readers who seek to cultivate vibrant faith and sharpen cultural insight through curated devotionals and scripture readings. We invite you to start you day off with a short reflection and time in the Scriptures.
Each weekday we provide devotional reflection on daily Bible readings in 400 words or less. Readings are taken from the M’Cheyne Reading Plan which we modified to cover around two chapters of scripture per day. This allows our community to read through the entire Bible every two years.
Steven Dilla :: Author and Executive Director
Steven and his wife Emily lead the founding team for The Metropolitan Faith Church of New York Following Superstorm Sandy their community helped plan and coordinate a collaborative response effort that served over 20,000 people. This collaboration of churches hosts the annual Refresh block party, at which 1,000 copies of Scripture were distributed on the Lower East Side in partnership with the American Bible Society.
Steven also writes for OnFaith and wrote on ministry burnout in Collaborate: Family + Church (Minister’s Label Press, 2010). He launched, produced, and directed Elevate Jr., an interactive video-based curriculum for children (Creative Pastors, 2007-2009). Steven attended the Redeemer Church Planting Center Incubator Program in 2013, Dallas Theological Seminary, Oklahoma Baptist University, and was a Fellow at the New York City Leadership Center. He and his wife live with their two children in the East Village of Manhattan.
Bethany Jenkins :: Founder and Author
As a member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, Bethany has served as a leader of small groups and a leader-coach of other leaders for the past eight years and is mentored by Kathy Keller. Currently, she serves as Chair of the Board for The Park Forum.
Prior to its founding, Bethany worked at the New York Stock Exchange, at the U.S. Department of State, and on Capitol Hill for Jennifer Dunn and Joe Scarborough. Bethany received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Stone Scholar and served as the Executive Writing and Research Editor on The Journal of Law and Social Problems. She received her M.A. from George Washington University and her B.A. from Baylor University. Bethany makes her home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.