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Episode 22: How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You Are Going with Susan Beaumont

Register now through April 3, 2021 for the April 10 Susan Beaumont online laity event, learn more and register here: How do you lead when you are stuck between an ending and a new beginning-when the old way of doing things no longer works but a way forward is not yet clear? Beaumont calls such in-between times liminal seasons-threshold times when the continuity of tradition disintegrates and uncertainty about the future fuels doubt and chaos. In a liminal season it...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

Pastoring in Partisan Times Podcast: Insights From Missouri Pastors with Revs. Fred Leist and Dale Stone

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.

NextGen Conversations: Meet the Staff with Maggie Lohmeyer

In our final episode of Season 1, we’re in conversation with Maggie Lohmeyer, NextGen youth specialist at the Missouri Conference. Maggie shares a little about her background in ministry and how through her work with NextGen she aims to connect youth leaders and youth. This episode highlights some of the networking events, youth group programs and resources NextGen makes available to local churches in Missouri.

Pastoring in Partisan Times Podcast: Sacred Resistance with Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli

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.

Episode 17: Racial Reconciliation, Justice and the Gospel with Susie Gamez

Susie has a unique perspective when it comes to reconciliation and justice issues. Canadian by birth, Korean by heritage, Mexican by marriage, American by immigration and a woman serving in ministry where the pulpit is predominately all male. She is a Kingdom worker with a heart for desegregating the local church and empowering women to know that they have a vital voice. About Susie: Susie is Canadian by birth, Korean by heritage, Mexican by marriage and American by immigration. She is ...

NextGen Conversations: Discipling Children with Rev. Tadd Kruithoff

This week we’re in conversation with Rev. Tadd Kruithoff to discuss how Trinity UMC in Piedmont, Missouri, does discipleship. Instead of focusing on facts alone, Kruithoff and his team lean into the relational aspect of discipleship through Holy Listening. This method allows kids to lead the conversation and share about their own lives in their own words while volunteers simply guide the conversation, teaching children to see God in everyday life.

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