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.
August 24th, 2020 | 21 mins 23 secs
badlands, christianity, leadership, ministry, multi-point parish, online ministry, online worship, pastor, rural ministry, two-point parish
A rural two-point parish and other churches joined together to collaborate and innovate in response to the pandemic. Listen in for how they managed internet challenges and more.
July 14th, 2020 | 22 mins 9 secs
Ryan Panzer, author of the upcoming "Grace and Gigabytes: Being Church in a Tech-Shaped Culture" shares how to continue online ministry.
July 9th, 2020 | 21 mins 35 secs
digital ministry, discipleship, evangelism, online church, virtual
Alicia Granholm discusses what the virtual landscape is like for ministry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 1st, 2020 | 11 mins 11 secs
Join therapist Mark Sundby (LeaderWise, Twin Cities, MN) for advice on self-care and resilience in the face of the current pandemic.
March 27th, 2020 | 15 mins 3 secs
care, spiritual connection, spiritual direction
Learn what spiritual care can look like in these challenging times.
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.
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.