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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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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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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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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