In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss how churches prepare for the Advent season. They discuss various ways churches celebrate advent, why some churches opt out, and the importance of having a clear plan for leading people through the advent season.
In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss mental health in ministry. They cover why pastors do not seek mental health, why it is essential, and whether pastors should see Christian counselors. Plus Scott talks about the crazy situation he was in to see a movie in the theaters.
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.
Last week, Preachers and Sneakers showed a screenshot of an Elevation Worship ticket in LA for over $1000. Scott and Micah look at the pricing of these tickets and discuss should worship teams and their pastor charge this amount of money. We look at other prices at different venues and discuss the financial ethics of worship leaders who are on staff full-time and touring.
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.
Scott and Micah begin discussing Christian Education and debate if it is important or not to be effective in ministry. We also discuss the topic of ordination in relation to higher education and ministry. Plus weird stories, and Micah’s wife, Alicia, crashes the podcast.
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.
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.
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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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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