DMin (candidate), Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University
Michael R. Cauley has served as a Seventh-day Adventist pastor for seven years. He has been involved in planting a church for four years in Keller, Texas, a suburb of Fort Worth. The object of his planting project is to reach Millennials (those under the age of 30). Michael started Tikva (Hebrew for Hope) with a small group of Christians who wanted to reach other people by living with them the way Jesus did. They have determined that creating gathering places for making disciples requires a commitment to journey into communities and in turn become part of people's everyday lives. He is currently in the process of launching Sent Movement--a mission organization that will work alongside Seventh-day Adventist leaders and congregations who wish to become incarnational within their communities.
Mike defended his doctoral project in March of 2010, titled "A Movement of Authentic Christianity: An Embrace and Integration of Biblical Fundamentals in a Seventh-day Adventist Church Plant Among the Echo Boomer Culture of the 21st Century in Keller, Texas." His degree was conferred in May 2010. Soon after, Mike moved to a new ministry assignment for the Kentucky-Tennessee Conference as pastor of the GracePoint Seventh-day Adventist Church at Franklin, Tennessee. He has also recently accepted the invitation, along with his father, Michael F. Cauley, to co-coordinate the new Missional Church concentration for the Doctor of Ministry program at the Andrews Seminary, beginning in the spring semester of 2011.