Today, prices from food to housing have continued to rise. The same can be said about ministry with program and operational costs continuing to climb and yet, what most people do not realize is that ministers and the churches they minister to have annual costs to support the national organizations they are a part of. In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the rising cost of ministerial license as well as church affiliation with the Church of God with will increase three times in the next few years. We discuss these climbing costs from the lack of communication on the reason for these costs, the suspected reason for the price hike, and how this will greatly affect ministers and churches that are medium-sized to small.
Month: May 2023
Episode 181: Film for Thought – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3Standard
In our first ever Film for Thought this year, and our newest one since episode 80. Micah and Scott discuss the film “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. We begin to unlock the cinematic themes in the movie and discuss how they connect to spiritual and psychological themes from abuse of power to transforming identity.
Episode 180: Jim Lyons Retirement and the Future of the Church of GodStandard
In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the retirement of the General Director of the Church of God, Jim Lyons, and what that means for the future of the Church of God Movement. We discuss all the great things Jim has done, and some of the hopes and concerns for the next director to tackle.
Episode 179: The Art of Sermon CraftingStandard
In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss long-term storytelling and how it captures the audience and takes them on a journey. When it comes to sermons, can the same methodology be applied to help lead people to have a fuller engagement with the sermon and the scriptures? We tackle this topic as well as following up on the Worship Leader Trademark and Stories gone wild.