Rural churches are vital centers of Methodist ministry around the world and they have some unique challenges and opportunities before them as they navigate a changing world and discern their place in the coming denominational separation. Rev. Meghan Riegerix, who pastors two churches in Missouri and consults with pastors and communities on rural ministry, offers some words of encouragement and hope for small membership churches and invites all of us to move from a mindset of "no" to "grow." Check out Meghan's website and her article on developing community partnerships in rural areas. Send us your questions and comments via email: firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on Twitter @WCAPod. To learn more about the Wesleyan Covenant Association and to join us, go to our website at welseyancovennt.org
Growing Rural Ministries with Meghan Riegerix
October 22, 2020 • Hosts: Bob Kaylor and Stephanie Greenwald
Church Revitalization with Rev. Dr. Leah Hidde-Gregory
November 19, 2020 • Hosts: Bob Kaylor and Stephanie Greenwald
Leah Hidde-Gregory is a District Superintendent in the Central Texas Conference and chaired the WCA Task Force on Church Revitalization. In this episode, Leah talks with Bob and Stephanie about the work of the task force, their identification of 11 key marks of revitalization, some best practices for churches in the ramp-up to starting the new denomination, and information about a pilot project that churches can sign up for right now. Read more about the Church Revitalization Task Force's work. Learn how you can apply for your church to part of the WCA Church Revitalization pilot project by emailing your inquiry to email@example.com. Email us your questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on Twitter @WCAPod. To learn more about the Wesleyan Covenant Association and to join, visit our website.
The Absolute Basics of the Wesleyan Way with Phil Tallon and Justus Hunter
special guests: Phil Tallon and Justus Hunter • November 5, 2020 • Hosts: Bob Kaylor and Stephanie Greenwald
In this episode, Bob talks with Phil Tallon and Justus Hunter about their new book and video resource The Absolute Basics of the Wesleyan Way which is designed for confirmation, new member classes, and Bible studies. Phil and Justus discuss the concepts that form the "absolute basics" of Wesleyan theology and practice, the state of catechesis in the Church today, and how we can have a more robust means of teaching and embedding Christian faith and practice in the new Methodism. The Absolute Basics of the Wesleyan Way is available from Seedbed. To leave us a comment or question, email us at email@example.com. Follow us on Twitter @WCA Pod. Leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform and subscribe!
A Theology for the Body with Dr. Timothy Tennent
October 7, 2020
Dr. Timothy Tennent, President of Asbury Theological Seminary, talks with Bob and Stephanie about his forthcoming book For the Body. How do Christians articulate what we're for when it comes to the body and sexuality rather than what we're against? In his book, Dr. Tennent offers seven key building blocks for a comprehensive theology of the body and gives us a vision for promoting a biblically-grounded sexual ethic for the Church. This is an important discussion for helping us speak truth to the culture and to navigate the way forward in a new traditional Methodist denomination. Dr. Tennent writes regularly on issues facing the church in his blog. https://timothytennent.com His upcoming book For the Body will be published by Seedbed/Zondervan in October 2020. To leave us a comment or question, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on Twitter @WCAPod To learn more about the WCA or to join, go to our website.