Episode 147: Can Pastors have friends in the churches they serve?

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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 143: Transitions – Part 2

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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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Episode 140 – Church Communications

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In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss church communication and the effective ways it needs to be implemented.  We discuss strategy and even digital communication in a way to effectively get the church’s vision and events communicated clearly for impactful ministry.

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Episode 139: Transitions

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In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the ministry transitions they are making.  We discuss what elements make for a smooth transition and what other elements make for a rough transition.  Plus, a new segment called, “What is the weirdest thing you experienced this week?”

Episode 135: 11 Ways Churches Abuse their Pastors

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In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss an article that details the 11 ways churches to abuse their pastoral staff.  Scott and Micah share their wisdom and experiences regarding the items on this list.

You can find the article here: 11 ways pastors are abused

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Episode 124: Women in Ministry

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In this episode, Scott interviews Shannon New Spangler and Mary Stephens about their calling to ministry, some of the challenges they face, and advice for other women who feel the call to ministry. If you love the podcast, become a supporter at https://ko-fi.com/thescottstedmanpodcast

Episode 123: Dealing and Processing Church Hurt

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In this episode, Scott, Micah, and Jordan discuss the woundedness they received from serving in the ministry.  We discuss the pain, the hope, and the lessons learned from those difficult moments.

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Episode 117: Does Calling Matter?

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In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the concept of calling and does it matter in our modern church culture.  We share our experiences and even discuss the trend of “pastor poaching” in this episode.

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