Podcast: Lia McIntosh and church for 22nd Century

Lia McIntosh serves as the Associate Director of Congregational Excellence for the Missouri Annual Conference. In this role, McIntosh collaborates with and coaches pastors and laity to launch new  congregations and… Continue Reading Podcast: Lia McIntosh and church for 22nd Century

Podcast: Meeting super specific needs in your community with Paul Nixon

Rev. Paul Nixon, a New Church strategist, author, and church coach, talks about niche ministries, Readiness 360, and even alligator church (hey, that could be a thing). 

Podcast: Audrey Warren and having church in a bar, at the golf course …

Rev. Dr. Audrey B. Warren wrote the book on Fresh Expressions (literally). Our interview with the senior pastor of First United Methodist Church of Miami covers a lot about Fresh Expressions,… Continue Reading Podcast: Audrey Warren and having church in a bar, at the golf course …

Podcast: What’s the global church have to do with us?

How might congregations look for the world through their local churches? The Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai, chief connectional ministries officer for the Connectional Table of the United Methodist Church, talks adaptive… Continue Reading Podcast: What’s the global church have to do with us?

Podcast: Elaine Heath and opening doors for holy spirit

Dr. Elaine Heath’s not nervous about the changing landscape of American churches. In fact, this time of evolution might open  new doors for the Holy Spirit to move in missional… Continue Reading Podcast: Elaine Heath and opening doors for holy spirit

Podcast: Tim Otto and the importance of having dinner together

Pastor Tim Otto’s church doesn’t look like many others. At the Church of the Sojourners in San Francisco, everyone recreates on Sunday mornings. Worship happens most Sunday nights. No one… Continue Reading Podcast: Tim Otto and the importance of having dinner together

Podcast: New Life pastor talks about maintaining the vision

New Life Church is a multisite church based in Chicago — and if you’re familiar with the concept, chances are you’ve heard about its successes. Twenty-some locations; forty-some worship services.… Continue Reading Podcast: New Life pastor talks about maintaining the vision

Podcast: A ‘Fresh Expression’ of church with Kris Beckert

Church on the Run, Church in a Fishing Boat, Church at the Burrito Joint … the list goes on. Pastor Kris Beckert, trainer and missions strategist with Fresh Expressions, is… Continue Reading Podcast: A ‘Fresh Expression’ of church with Kris Beckert

Podcast: Christian Coon on failure being a good thing

Fundraising flop? Service slump? Vocational vacillation? Christian Coon knows how you feel. We talked with him about getting beyond the pit of despair that comes after a fail. Coon is… Continue Reading Podcast: Christian Coon on failure being a good thing

Podcast: Making disciples for Christ through a Vital Merger

Is your congregation known as “the church that …”  How could vital mergers position your church to better reach out to your community? Podcast guests Margie Bryce and Scott Walsh address… Continue Reading Podcast: Making disciples for Christ through a Vital Merger