If I were to guess, I’d say that Rev. Elle Dowd is an expression of the spiritual gift of apostleship. She was doing online ministry (before it was cool) years ago as a way of reaching out to the disaffected and traumatized. Her experience makes her the perfect guest for this podcast; I only hope I’m a good interviewer!
If you’re thinking about buying a new camera for making social media clips at your desk, think about this instead. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/jn57ue/Thursday_light7yb0a.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
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
I interviewed Valerie Ohle a few months ago. She had been given an impossible assignment: start a new church during a pandemic. An online church, based in a rural community. Oh, and did I mention that she’s bivocational? She’s a full-time paralegal as she’s working tirelessly to do, what many people would consider, the impossible….
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. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/jqdnv5/Thursday_9-17851cc.mp3Podcast: Play in new window…
When you set out to create an online course that deals with one of today’s most difficult topics, it’s good to have experts on your side. Soon, the Lakelands Institute will be launching a course that will help churches learn how to be antiracist, and it begins with understanding the words we use to do…
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