In this episode, Scott & Micah discuss retirement in the ministry context. We cover everything from some of the challenges ministers face with retirement, to the blessings and benefits of retirement.
In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the Carey Nieuwhof article, “Why they’re not actually your friends (a hard truth for pastors and leaders), and if this is a common issue in ministry or a reflection of a small church community. We talk at length about the article and reflect on other leaders’ stories(as well as our own)as to the sticky dynamics of church friendships. Plus driving tanks and food poisoning in our “Stories Gone Wild” segment
The link to the Carey Nieuwhof article is listed below: https://careynieuwhof.com/why-theyre-not-actually-your-friends-a-hard-truth-for-pastors-and-leaders/?el=linkedin&fbclid=IwAR29bC4SKTJp6vukPqKRIbE2u-Hi3J28ID5oUXs067D2wmiobWFp6fyND7k
In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the topic of live streaming in 2023. Since the 2020 pandemic, most churches have had to adapt to a digital way of streaming their services while people were in their homes. Three years later, are churches being practical with their streams? Is it something with a vision or another thing to do on a Sunday? Plus Stories Gone Wild!
In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the different ways Churches kick off the year to prepare people for ministry, church life, and their devotion to God. We look at churches’ use of Covenants during this time and question if a church and/or church leader are using covenants correctly.
In episode 145, Micah and Scott discussed the Matt Chandler Scandal and thought that a number of things seemed odd from the reason for the “leave of Absence” to the Elders’ decisions.
On December 4th, Matt Chandler was reinstated at Villiage Church. Micah and Scott discuss the reinstatement and why it still seems odd three months later.
Plus, we discuss the church’s obsession with acronyms and Gary Busey in our “Stories Gone Wild” segment.
In this episode, Scott and Micah take a look back at all the episodes in 2022 and discuss their favorite episodes and what they hope to record next in 2023.
On this special episode, Scott speaks at Embrace Ministries at Trinity Lutheran Seminary and speaks on their they Cultivate by talking about Cultivating Life. Scott uses the parable of the Good Samaritan as a guide on how we can cultivate life in everything we do.
In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the decisions church leaders make when Christmas eve/day falls on a Sunday and how to navigate those conversations on either one should continue to have services per usual, cancel services, or do something different. Plus a Christmas edition of stories gone wild!
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On this episode, Scott and Micah interview Jeannette Flynn about her call to ministry, and the challenges she faced, and she shares wisdom for those who are struggling in ministry. Plus, Falling off mountains, poor communication, and having staff at a non-existent church in our “Stories gone Wild” segment.
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.