In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss small groups in churches. We discuss the good and the dangers of small groups, as well as some of the corny names churches call their sub-groups. Plus, more “stories gone wild” from fire evangelism to church leaders not going to church on Sunday.
Episode 154: Church FlowStandard
Scott and Micah discuss the topic of the flow of services from different size congregations. We look at what can disrupt the flow of service, why it is important, and what is the underlying issue when these disruptions happen. Plus, we discuss Hot youth Pastors and Jesus wearing a MAGA hat in church service in our weird experiences segment.
Episode 151: Negative Preaching – What should/Should not pastors say at the pulpit?Standard
In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss a concerning trend where Pastors will preach negativity from the pulpit by anonymously calling out people in the church, to always talk about the church’s problems.
Episode 149: Performance ReviewsStandard
Scott’s weird story about a friend’s performance review spawned a conversation about how the church practices doing a performance review with church leaders. Are they necessary? If so, what are the foundation and the purpose of doing these reviews and who should be doing them? Scott and Micah discuss these questions in hopes to help church leaders assess how these reviews may be helpful or harmful to the church staff and body at large.
Episode 148: Gimmick ChurchesStandard
In this episode, Micah and I will be discussing the topic of Gimmick Churches. We will be looking at a Heavy Metal church in its mission and presentation and discuss if there are any benefits and downfalls to these churches and if regular churches fall into the same trap of using gimmicks to get people to attend their church.
Episode 147: Can Pastors have friends in the churches they serve?Standard
In this episode, Micah and Scott discuss the topic of friendship and how it relates to ministry. Can pastors have deep, meaningful friendships with people attending the churches they serve? What are the benefits and pitfalls?
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Episode 146: Contracts, NDAs, & Cease and Desist DocumentsStandard
In this episode, Scott and Micah look at the different documentation churches use for their staff and members. We address Contracts, “covenants”, NDAs, and Cease and Desist letters and debate if these documents do anything to advance the Kingdom of God or fracture it.
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Episode 145: The Matt Chandler “Scandal”Standard
At the end of August, Matt Chandler took a disciplinary leave of absence from Villiage Church over some questionable messages with a woman that was not his wife. Scott and Micah dive into the story and discuss why this scandal seems different than the other church scandals that have come out in the last five years.
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Episode 144: Kutless’ Musical JourneyStandard
If you listen to Christian Music in the early 2000s, you would have come across Kutless’ hard rock worship style. In their 20-year span, they are coming out with new music and even discussing their hiatus from the CCM scene.
Scott and Micah look at the Christian Post interview and discuss the CCM music scene and the culture shift in the church that lead to the band’s hiatus
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Episode 143: Transitions – Part 2Standard
In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss their first day in their new ministry positions as we share our insights and feelings about our latest roles. Plus, Micah discusses the strange situations with the church he was phased out of and Scott discusses the difference in perceptions of historical events in our “Wierd Things” segment
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