In Episode 7 we’re in conversation with Rev. Fred Leist, pastor of Missouri UMC in Columbia, and Presbyterian pastor Rev. Dale Stone. Together these Missouri pastors reflect on the wisdom shared in previous Partisan Times episodes and share their advice for tackling tough topics in the local church.
In Episode 6 we’re in conversation with Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli. She is the first woman to serve as senior pastor of historic Foundry United Methodist Church, which sits within blocks of The White House in Washington D.C. Foundry welcomes all, worships passionately, challenges the status quo and seeks to transform the world through God's love. Cirelli shares where Christian witness and dissent intersect during this honest and inspiring conversation.
In Episode 5 we’re in conversation with Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas, lead pastor of First United Methodist Church in Houma, Louisiana. A native of Puerto Rico and a spiritual director, Huertas loves writing about discipleship as empowerment to transform our neighborhoods, cities, and world. He is a frequent contributor to Day1.org and MinistryMatters.com and recently co-authored The Marks of Hope through Abingdon Press. Huertas brings his honesty, humor and wisdom to this rich conversation.
In Episode 4 we’re in conversation with Mike McCurry. From 1995 to 1998, McCurry was the White House Press Secretary for the Clinton administration. Today he is the Director for the Center for Public Theology at Wesley Theological Seminary. McCurry shares his five C’s for effective communication, how to leave room for disagreement and more.
In Episode 3 we’re in conversation with Rev. Dr. Tex Sample, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Kansas City. Through personal stories and extensive research, Tex shares insights and actionables related to reaching the white working class.Through personal stories and extensive research, Tex shares insights and actionables related to reaching the white working class.
Rising partisanship in our country has made finding common ground difficult. A recent study found that Methodism is one of America’s most politically divided denominations, with both congregants and their pastors roughly split between the Democratic and Republican Parties. This makes the work of a pastor – a spiritual leader to everyone in their pews – hard. Navigating those tensions and modeling new ways of remaining in relationship with those we disagree is not for the weak of heart. Pastoring...
In Episode 1 we’re in conversation with Rev. Adam Hamilton, senior pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, one of the fastest growing, most highly visible churches in the country.
This one-hour webinar answers questions about how pastors and churches can legally engage in political speech and activities. Learn more about the Johnson Amendment, legislation that regulates what tax-exempt organizations such as churches can do in the political arena. Plus, a bonus segment on how churches can help reach vulnerable populations in the 2020 Census facilitated by Sidney Owens, Community Engagement Specialist.