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.
Relying on a Facebook-only strategy for streaming your worship services is risky. With all social media, you are not in control; a better way to go is outlined in my latest webinar. You can find it at https://lakelandsinstitute.com/social-webinar. I hope to see you there!
Rev. Doug Silvers is the pastor of two churches in Wytheville, Virginia, a town of about 20,000 residents. Doug’s experience is unique because he started at this church just two months ago. Not only has he had to implement many new methods of doing ministry, he’s had to do them in a setting where he…
Today’s election day, and no matter how it turns out, we know that one thing will persist: uncertainty. What role does faith have in this time of uncertainty?
You might have missed our inaugural episode, so I’m reposting today. I 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.
Seth O’Kegley is a minister of music in a church whose lead pastor I’ve already interviewed. Seth is a member of the Order of Saint Luke, and therefore someone who values the high traditions of the church. He brings this love to view, from the 30,000 foot level, how churches might engage people in participatory…
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.