Rev. Rachel Cornwell is the pastor at Dumbarton United Methodist Church in the Georgetown community of Washington, DC. She took this new appointment in July of this year after serving as a fundraising consultant for churches and non-profits. She quickly adapted to a new set of preaching skills in this time of social distancing, and she has much to say about it.
If online worship represents something revolutionary in the life of the Church, it will have to include music. Amanda Udis-Kessler talks with Steve about how her church in Colorado Springs, CO, promotes congregational singing while online. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/w7m7ih/Udis-Kessler.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Welcome to “Two Minute Tuesday,” which ended up being three minutes. Oh well. Here’s a quick hit of audio magic about why you should not put all your eggs in the social media basket. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/gcigd4/Email.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
I’m not a big fan of doing difficult things. If I have to, I usually can, but I like to know how long I’ll have to do them. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/dki424/Tuesday_9-159boat.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Burnout is the other pandemic that’s taking over the lives of pastors we know. Are you taking care of yourself? Barb Klein of Inspired Possibility joins Rev. Annette Flynn and me to discuss the simple ways of taking care of oneself. Far from being selfish: in this time, it’s essential! https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/vmjtu9/Barb_Kleinblzeq.mp3Podcast: Play in new window…
Rev. Dr. Laurence Hesser is the pastor of a mid-sized United Methodist church in rural Tennessee. His own quest to understand his congregation’s needs led him to quickly learn how to make quality video, and has seen his online numbers surpass his in-person worship numbers as a result. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/wfitiu/Hesser_-_Stereo_Mix_019libk.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
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…