Faithful Adaptation

Where is God showing up in the midst of a global pandemic?

About the show

This is an unprecedented time. Yet we hold fast to the promises of Jesus Christ to be with us always, even in times of disruption and crisis. We can get through this together. Each episode, an experienced practitioner or thought leader will open a conversation about a crucial ministry topic in the face of physical distancing, working from home, and financial uncertainty.

Episodes

  • Talking about Money in Anxious Times

    June 22nd, 2020  |  18 mins 34 secs
    christianity, church, church leader, coronavirus, finances, money management, stewardship

    Grace Duddy Pomroy (director of the Stewardship Leaders Program at Luther Seminary) provides a powerful series of images for talking about money and stewardship during a crisis.

  • Nurturing the Scattered Church

    April 30th, 2020  |  27 mins 36 secs
    christianity, community, leadership, mission, missional leadership

    Rev. Chris Steubing (pastor of Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota) discusses mission and missional communities.

  • Rethinking Death, Distance, and Resurrection

    April 23rd, 2020  |  28 mins 55 secs
    death, grief, leadership, mourning, pastoral care

    Dr. Beverly Wallace ( ordained Lutheran clergywoman and the Associate Professor of Congregation and Community Care at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota) takes a closer look at death, distance, and resurrection.

  • Leadership in Uncertain Times

    April 14th, 2020  |  18 mins 25 secs
    change, christianity, coronavirus, leadership

    Don Samuels (member of the boards of Luther Seminary, Twin Cities Rise, The Trust for Public Lands and The Center for Action and Contemplation) reflects on his leadership story, growing up in Jamaica, and immigrating to the US.

  • Digital Community and Outreach

    April 3rd, 2020  |  21 mins 52 secs
    digital ministry, digital outreach, digital pastor, online community

    Stories and insights from a seasoned digital pastor to help you adapt to moving community online.

  • Self Care

    April 1st, 2020  |  11 mins 11 secs
    resilience, self-care

    Join therapist Mark Sundby (LeaderWise, Twin Cities, MN) for advice on self-care and resilience in the face of the current pandemic.

  • Spiritual Care

    March 27th, 2020  |  15 mins 3 secs
    care, spiritual connection, spiritual direction

    Learn what spiritual care can look like in these challenging times.

  • Holy Week

    March 25th, 2020  |  13 mins 16 secs
    christian community, easter, holy week, online, proclamation

    Get insights and ideas for worship during Holy Week in these extraordinary times.

  • Connecting Your People

    March 20th, 2020  |  17 mins 22 secs

    Ben McDonald Coltvet (Luther Seminary) and Pastor Joy McDonald Coltvet (Christ on Capitol Hill Lutheran Church, St. Paul, Minnesota) shared their experience and insights gained in the last week at Christ on Capitol Hill. They discussed hosting worship online in a variety of modes (Facebook Live, Zoom, Facebook Watch Party), and also talked about the opportunities of gathering people to build community (including coffee hour and game night) in this time of physical distancing.