Rev. Rock Fremont is the pastor of Shepherd of the Hills UCC Church near Phoenix, Arizona. His church is full of “snowbirds,” residents who spend winters in Phoenix and summers elsewhere. Not surprisingly, online worship has allowed his members to stay connected throughout the year, and has had some added benefits as well.
In this inaugural episode, I’ll interview Tom Cox, interim pastor of Hot Metal Bridge, a faith community in downtown Pittsburgh. Tom describes this amazing ministry and its move toward holding worship services via Zoom. Creativity and flexibility are the keys. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/rw2qnn/Mastermind_1_-_Stereo_Mix9znct.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Adam Mosley is a long-time friend who has been winning at the podcasting game! He is the host of “The Ocean” podcast, and he’s going to talk to us about how he uses his podcast as a way to utilize a voice that he did not necessarily have when standing in a pulpit. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/p5hxdg/Adam_Mosley_2_1bnrv8.mp3Podcast: Play…
Rev. Kate Dalton is the lead pastor of First Parish in Yarmouth, Maine, where she leads a team that has worked overtime to ensure members of the congregation remained connected. I joked with her about the number of great ideas she was sharing, but seriously, this one is full of good information. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/kummn7/Kate_Dalton7eytr.mp3Podcast: Play in…
This week is a treat: three gentlemen who work together to get the services of Kern United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, online, where things have moved past survival mode. Now the church is ready to consider the larger implications of online ministry. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/nakv99/Kern_Guys6t1uy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Word spread quickly that Facebook is blocking churches or removing videos of music that was pre-recorded. I called CCLI, the music licensing company, and my belief that Facebook is inherently unreliable was reinforced by what I heard. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/prenyj/Tuesday_10-68rzqh.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Gregg Brekke is one of today’s leading religion reporters and photojournalists. Today we get a bird’s eye view of what’s going on in the church, given all the change that’s taken place this year. You’ll also want to hear where Gregg was last week. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/3mz37v/Gregg_Brekke_mixdown9ruky.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download