Pete Alwinson

Pete Alwinson is Executive Director of FORGE: City-Wide Ministry to Men with Man in the Mirror.

He is the founding pastor of Willow Creek Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Winter Springs (Orlando), Florida, where he served for 26 years as Senior Pastor. He has served churches in California, Illinois, Connecticut and Florida.

Pete is a graduate of Biola College in Communications, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div) and Reformed Theological Seminary (D. Min) in Oviedo, Florida. He was one of the first speakers to join the faculty of Man in the Mirror and is asked to fill in for Pat Morley on occasion at Man in the Mirror Bible Study in Winter Park, Florida. Currently he is on the Board of Man in the Mirror.

Pete is also an Adjunct Professor at Reformed Theological Seminary in Oviedo, Florida. He is on the Board of Key Life Network, and can be heard weekly on the Key Life Question and Answer segment with Steve each Friday.

Books by Pete Alwinson

Articles By Pete Alwinson

Forget Trying to Be Fully Understood!

Tuesday August 6, 2019

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It’s a waste of time expecting the impossible from finite people. If you’ll let the Father’s knowing you be enough, then you can be blessedly free from the pain of criticism, rejections, and misunderstandings other people have of you at times.

Digging Out of the Shame Pit

Thursday July 25, 2019

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I still have to grab the shovel sometimes and dig out even after a lot of years of following Jesus. Shame can fall in on you like when you’re burrowing a hole at the beach and the tide sneaks in and the walls collapse. All you can do is dig out if the project is to continue.

Jackhammer Daddy’s Day is Coming

Tuesday June 11, 2019

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Happy Father’s Day! Pete Alwinson loves being a dad: “Father’s Day draweth nigh. Daddy’s Day. I’m not going to lie; Daddy is one of my all-time favorite titles in one of my lifelong favorite roles.” How to prepare for Father’s Day.

Hellboy… Again?

Tuesday May 28, 2019

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Hellguilt takes the spring out of my step and the sparkle out of my eyes…it’s debilitating, demotivating, de-incentivizing, de-everything. Know what I mean?

The Gift of Identity

Thursday December 3, 2015

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Because of God’s irresistible call to become his sons our core identity is about who we are in Christ. Our core identity as sons will never change in all our transitioning roles and callings as men.

The Irreplaceable Father

Tuesday October 27, 2015

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Jesus accomplished in his death, burial, and res­urrection what we could never achieve: restoration of our relationship as sons with the Father. “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’ So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God” (Galatians 4:4-7).

Like Father, Like Son

Tuesday October 13, 2015

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“Tell me about your relationship with your father.” I’ve said this to countless men over the years because I’ve found it cuts to the heart of a man’s identity. The response usually tells me it is a tough subject. Many guys will pause, look down, and struggle to describe a subject that they probably wished I hadn’t brought up. Then I often hear some variation of, “It’s complicated. It’s a long story.”