In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the topic of church conventions and why they are seeing less and less attendance at these events. We discuss how the pandemic has a part to play in the decline and other factors that may be the cause of it. Plus, Scott talks and shares a silly game he played with his teens, while Micah gives an update on his home renovation in our stories gone wild.
Episode 172: FundraisingStandard
In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the topic of fundraising in ministry. We look at our own experiences with fundraising, and some of the integrity when it comes to transparency and trust. In stories gone wild, Scott talks about poodle skirts in the 90s, while Micah has a friend who took a “secondary role” in ministry.
Episode 171: Who Killed the Prayer Meeting?Standard
On this podcast, Micah and Scott discuss the article “Who Killed the Prayer Meeting?” by Paul E. Miller and discuss their experiences with prayer meetings, the blessings, and disappointments in those prayer meetings, and discuss weather, flubs, and playing drums in the “Stories Gone Wild” segment.
To access the article, click the link below.
Episode 170: Saddleback Church, The SBC, and Women being OrdainedStandard
A few weeks back, the SBC disfellowship Saddleback Church, one of the SBC’s largest churches, due to Rick Warren ordaining three women in the church. Scott and Micah discuss this topic and look at some of the hypocrisy in the SBC, in regards to who can be pastors, and get theological about women in ministry.
Episode 169: Asbury Revival ReflectionsStandard
In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the Asbury revival. We talk about the definition of the word, “revival,” the good that is coming out of it, the criticism, and looking at what is ahead once it shuts down.
Episode 168: Trey Oldham InterviewStandard
On this episode of the Scott Stedman Podcast. Scott and Micah interview Trey Oldham. We talk with Trey about his calling, ministry, and his involvement with the Church of God Leadership Focus.
Episode 167: Stop Reading Jesus into the Old TestamentStandard
On this episode of the Scott Stedman podcast, Scott shares his frustration with Micah Current on Christians inserting Jesus into the Old Testament. This began a deep dive into faithful biblical interpretation; do we need always to view the Old Testament through a Jesus lens, or can we let the Old Testament speak for itself and see how Jesus fulfills it?
Episode 166: RetirementStandard
In this episode, Scott & Micah discuss retirement in the ministry context. We cover everything from some of the challenges ministers face with retirement, to the blessings and benefits of retirement.
Episode 165: Church FriendshipsStandard
In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the Carey Nieuwhof article, “Why they’re not actually your friends (a hard truth for pastors and leaders), and if this is a common issue in ministry or a reflection of a small church community. We talk at length about the article and reflect on other leaders’ stories(as well as our own)as to the sticky dynamics of church friendships. Plus driving tanks and food poisoning in our “Stories Gone Wild” segment
The link to the Carey Nieuwhof article is listed below: https://careynieuwhof.com/why-theyre-not-actually-your-friends-a-hard-truth-for-pastors-and-leaders/?el=linkedin&fbclid=IwAR29bC4SKTJp6vukPqKRIbE2u-Hi3J28ID5oUXs067D2wmiobWFp6fyND7k
Episode 164: Live Streaming in 2023Standard
In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the topic of live streaming in 2023. Since the 2020 pandemic, most churches have had to adapt to a digital way of streaming their services while people were in their homes. Three years later, are churches being practical with their streams? Is it something with a vision or another thing to do on a Sunday? Plus Stories Gone Wild!