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 146: Contracts, NDAs, & Cease and Desist Documents

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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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Episode 145: The Matt Chandler “Scandal”

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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.

You can read the article at the link below.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/state/texas/article265051084.html?fbclid=IwAR37ap0Z956Jg9mtpnrh2f_KXpmKRhWUtO4nLiNu1rljMr0dy6ykdrgRC7w

Episode 144: Kutless’ Musical Journey

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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

You can check out the article below.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/kutless-on-overcoming-church-hurt-deconstruction-and-new-music.html?fbclid=IwAR2-aPhH3fk3E5bm14s18Y8SGNSHyRolQpnAW6fQddoST4_9eMrzXxJ-6bo

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 142: Toxic Worship Theology

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With more information coming out about the toxic church culture at Hillsong, some people have proclaimed that churches that use songs from bigger church organizations (Hillsong, Bethel, Elevation, etc.) in their worship are promoting a toxic theology.  Scott and Micah discuss this topic and answer the question “is it right or wrong to use these church’s songs in worship?”

Episode 141: Should Churches stop live streaming?

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In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the digital side of church service with live streaming.  We discuss churches abandoning digital services, the elements of having excellent online service, and how to have quality without breaking your budget.

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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?”