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Episode 21: Tempered Resilience and How Leaders are Formed in the Crucible of Change with Tod Bolsinger

You may not question whether you can lead change, but you’ve probably asked yourself if you can survive it. With so many decisions (and criticisms) coming at our church leaders, how do they prioritize what to do first while simultaneously dealing with the soul-sucking internal resistance they often face when trying to make changes? Tod Bolsinger, author of Canoeing the Mountains and his most recent book, Tempered Resilience shares how you can move from surviving in the crucible of change to ...

Sermons for Sabbath Sundays: Amy Thompson

Missouri Conference Lay Leader Amy Thompson preaches on Luke 2:41-48 (NIV) and Philippians 4:6-9 (MSG) and God's hope for the worries and anxieties of daily life. (28:45 min. run time)

Sermons for Sabbath Sundays: Bishop Farr

Bishop Robert Farr preaches on Genesis 12:1-9 and 2 Corinthians 4:1-2 and the promise of God's mission. The scripture is read within the sermon and does not need to be read by a liturgist. (23:30 min. run time)

Sermons for Sabbath Sundays: Rev. Dr. Kate Hanch

The Rev. Dr. Kate Hanch preaches on God's kingdom coming through the apocalyptic text of Revelation 1:1-5; 22:12-13 with reference to the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord’s Prayer and the Battle of Yorktown. The kingdom coming may be good news for some of us. It may bring judgment for more of us. But in that judgement, which leads to justice, we may also experience the love and joy of following Christ wholeheartedly. (15:02 min. run time)

Sermons for Sabbath Sundays: Rev. Hank Jenkins

Rev. Hank Jenkins preaches on the hard work of love using 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 & Mark 12:28-31. (20:30 min. run time)

Sermons for Sabbath Sundays: Rev. Nate Berneking

Rev. Nate Berneking preaches on Luke 12:15-31 (NRSV) and asks questions of our place in the ordered world. Through the gift of Mary Oliver's poetry, the parable of the rich farmer, and discussion around care for the land, Rev. Berneking offers a way of experiencing generosity and living abundantly. (18:24 min. run time)

Episode 20: Up-Close and Personal with Sharon Williams

In 2020, Rev. Williams accepted the call to serve as Associate Director for Mission, Service, and Justice for the Missouri Conference. But the journey that took her from her American Baptist roots to the United Methodist tribe can be traced back to her childhood. Hear the stories that influenced her to full-time ministry, the heart God gave her for healing the wounds of racism and what she envisions for the office of Mission, Service and Justice in 2021. About Rev. Williams: A native of ...

Episode 19: How to Minister Through Your Strengths with Adam Mustoe

Adam Mustoe – a Gallup certified Strengths Coach and second-generation pastor, shares how you can unlock and leverage your unique talents and strengths to make the greatest possible contributions possible to your work and ministry. About Adam: Adam Mustoe lives in Kearney, Missouri where he serves as Senior Pastor at First United Methodist Church. As a Gallup Certified Strengths coach part of his mission is to help guide people to the place they are gifted and called. Adam loves being with his ...

Worship Counting Protocols

The Missouri Conference protocol for worship counting.

Episode 18: Multiplication and the “Art of Reproducing Yourself” with Ken Nash

Did you know that in 1776 there were only 65 Methodist congregations in the United States? At that time, only one in 50 people identified as Methodist. By 1850 that number grew exponentially to 13,305 Methodist congregations, and one in three people identified as Methodist. Today we are nowhere near that. What changed? Rev. Dr. Ken Nash is the lead pastor of Wesleyan Church of Hamburg in Hamburg, New York, and has overseen the launching of 15 new campuses or church plants around the country, all...

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