I hope you’re encouraging your church to get out and vote! Elections matter, and this one matters a lot. No matter which way the election goes, it’s nearly certain that the days following the election will be difficult. Join me for an important webinar on Wednesday, October 14, at 7:30pm ET in which I’ll speak with Rev. Rob Schenck of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute. We’ll discuss lessons from history that might prepare us to be stronger pastoral leaders during a treacherous time.
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.
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…
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. Mark Flynn is the Lead Pastor of a “high steeple” church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Mark describes the “stressful” first live worship service and his move to a pre-recorded service.
REPLAY: 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. …
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.