As All Saints Day approaches, what’s the most important thing to consider as you plan your services?
One of the gifts of the last few months is a virtual “happy hour” with clergy friends who live a couple of states away. Normally I see them once a year. Now, thanks to Zoom, we spend time with each other every Monday afternoon. I treasure this every single week.
Today I’m sharing a few tips for looking good on camera. These come from Julie Hagen who has done amazing work at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in Washington, DC. Julie has a background in broadcasting and is now a seminarian. These tips are for free; you’re welcome.
Dr. Melissa Hofstetter of Shepherd Heart joins me today for a fascinating discussion of neuroscience, trauma, and pastoral self-care. As too many pastors live on the verge of burnout (or worse), this is an important discussion that begs close attention. I hope you’ll join us and find it helpful.
Valerie Ohle is in an interesting situation, to say the least! She is the part-time pastor of a rural church that was closed right after she arrived. It’s now been designated as a “new church start” and it’s all online. You won’t want to miss this chat with a remarkable leader and passionate pastor in…
While U.S. churches expend tremendous energy in today’s culture wars—the role of women, rights of LGBTQ persons, the place of immigrants, the primacy of health care—the churches’ own real estate may be eating them alive. My guest today is Rick Reinhard, whose career has included roles in city planning, government, and national church work. Rick…
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.