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The WellSprings Journal podcast series is an expression of United Methodist clergywomen that offers leadership experience and emerging stories as women in Christian ministry. Find inspiration, joy, and motivation for the day!

The WellSprings Journal podcast series is an expression of United Methodist clergywomen that offers leadership experience and emerging stories as women in Christian ministry. Find inspiration, joy, and motivation for the day!

Location:

United States

Description:

The WellSprings Journal podcast series is an expression of United Methodist clergywomen that offers leadership experience and emerging stories as women in Christian ministry. Find inspiration, joy, and motivation for the day!

Language:

English

Contact:

6152606945


Episodes

Breaking Ranks: Women Elders and Women Deacons in Ministry Partnership -- Victoria A. Rebeck

4/1/2019
Victoria A. Rebeck, of the Minnesota Area of the United Methodist Church, describes how clergywomen can revitalize the church while serving as elders and deacons. (VOICED BY PROFESSIONAL TALENT) FULL TRANSCRIPT 0:01 When women come together there's nothing we cannot do. Welcome to the WellSprings Journal Podcast, where you will hear from women who have been called by God into lives to speak grace and compassion, that share pain and anger, and that dance life's joys and laughter....

Duration:00:16:32

And They Saw, and They Went -- Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey

3/18/2019
Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, of the Louisiana Area of the United Methodist Church, shares how an encounter with Jesus can change one’s perspective for the rest their life. (VOICED BY PROFESSIONAL TALENT) FULL TRANSCRIPT 0:01 When women come together there's nothing we cannot do. Welcome to the WellSprings Journal Podcast, where you will hear from women who have been called by God into lives to speak grace and compassion, that share pain and anger, and that dance life's joys and...

Duration:00:11:09

Sharing Thoughts on a Worldwide Church -- Rev. Tracy Smith Malone and Rev. Barbara Dick

3/4/2019
Tracy Smith Malone, of the Northern Illinois Area of the United Methodist Church, and Barbara Dick, of the Wisconsin area, draw parallels between the development of a worldwide church and the birthing process. “We are going to be in the womb together for a long time. Are we going to be Jacob and Esau, fighting in the womb all the time?” (VOICED BY PROFESSIONAL TALENT) FULL TRANSCRIPT 0:01 When women come together there's nothing we cannot do. Welcome to the WellSprings Journal Podcast,...

Duration:00:23:37

Imagine Strong and Prophetic Leadership -- Rev. Dr. HiRho Y. Park

2/18/2019
In April of 2016, United Methodist clergywomen gathered to explore the theme, “Birthing the Worldwide Church.” In this episode, Rev. Dr. HiRho Y. Park reviews the progress that’s been made and looks at the challenges that remain. (VOICED BY PROFESSIONAL TALENT) FULL TRANSCRIPT 0:01 When women come together there's nothing we cannot do. Welcome to the WellSprings Journal Podcast, where you will hear from women who have been called by God into lives to speak grace and compassion, that...

Duration:00:21:54

A Liberating Incarnation: Bodies, Suffering, and the Church - Dr. Hwa-Young Chong

2/4/2019
Dr. Hwa-Young Chong, of the Northern Illinois Area of the United Methodist Church, shares how the incarnation of God in human flesh liberates us from all dehumanizing systems and structures of the world, so that we may freely and joyfully participate in creating our world as a more loving, compassionate, and peaceful place to be. (VOICED BY PROFESSIONAL TALENT) FULL TRANSCRIPT 0:01 When women come together there's nothing we cannot do. Welcome to the WellSprings Journal Podcast, where...

Duration:00:17:19

The Body Re-Members - Rev. Stephanie Anna Hixon

1/28/2019
In this episode, Stephanie Anna Hixon, of the Susquehanna Area of the United Methodist Church, focuses on reconciliation and restoration. She says how the body knows and remembers reminds us that responses to traumatic events, violence, harm, or oppression are matters not experienced solely in cognitive ways. (VOICED BY PROFESSIONAL TALENT) FULL TRANSCRIPT 0:01 When women come together there's nothing we cannot do. Welcome to the WellSprings Journal Podcast, where you will hear from...

Duration:00:07:38

God in Flesh Is Just Like Me – Rev. Courtney McHill

1/21/2019
Courtney McHill, of the Oregon-Idaho Area of the United Methodist Church, shares how many of her male clergy contemporaries were surprised to hear about some of the challenges that clergywomen still face today, and how she deals with them by remembering that God created her in God’s image, as good and whole, in female flesh. (VOICED BY PROFESSIONAL TALENT) FULL TRANSCRIPT 0:01 When women come together there's nothing we cannot do. Welcome to the WellSprings Journal Podcast, where you...

Duration:00:11:46

Come and See Harare -- Rev. Beauty Rosebery Maenzanise

1/14/2019
In 1984, there were only two ordained clergywomen in the Zimbabwe Annual Conference. Today, Africa has more than 300 clergywomen. Beauty Rosebery Maenzanise, of the East Zimbabwe Area of the United Methodist Church, shares the struggles of the Rev. Anne-Grace Chingonzo, one of the first Zimbabwe clergywomen, and her struggle to gain acceptance, and how the words in a dream provided the inspiration to persevere. (VOICED BY PROFESSIONAL TALENT) FULL TRANSCRIPT 0:01 When women come...

Duration:00:13:03

The Call of the Wheel and the Loom -- Dr. Safiyah Fosua

1/7/2019
Dr. Safiyah Fosua, of the Greater New Jersey Area of the United Methodist Church, shares how a loom and a spinning wheel became God’s instruments to awaken her soul and release her creative spirit. (VOICED BY PROFESSIONAL TALENT) FULL TRANSCRIPT 0:01 When women come together there's nothing we cannot do. Welcome to the WellSprings Journal Podcast, where you will hear from women who have been called by God into lives to speak grace and compassion, that share pain and anger, and that...

Duration:00:06:23

Oppression and Empowerment of Native Americans -- Robin Starr Minthorn

12/31/2018
Robin Starr Minthorn, of the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference, recounts the oppression Indigenous peoples have faced and explains why it is important to understand the past that lives within the generations of today. (VOICED BY PROFESSIONAL TALENT) FULL TRANSCRIPT 0:01 When women come together there's nothing we cannot do. Welcome to the WellSprings Journal Podcast, where you will hear from women who have been called by God into lives to speak grace and compassion, that share pain...

Duration:00:08:19

Release to the Captives -- Rev. Anita Phillips

12/24/2018
The Rev. Anita Phillips executive director of the Native American Comprehensive Plan of the United Methodist Church, shares her perspective as a Native American clergywoman on the matter of bodies, oppression, and the Gospel. She responds to the oppression visited upon indigenous people, and particularly Native American women, by proclaiming release to the captives. (VOICED BY PROFESSIONAL TALENT) FULL TRANSCRIPT 0:01 When women come together there's nothing we cannot do. Welcome to the...

Duration:00:14:07

Lament, Gospel, Response -- Nannette Banks, Isabel Docampo, Allison St. Louis, Trudy Hawkins Stringer, Laura Tuach

12/17/2018
In this special collaborative episode, five ordained women come together to lament, confess, celebrate, and ultimately reclaim an embodied and faithful way to move in their professional, spiritual, and personal lives. (VOICED BY PROFESSIONAL TALENT) FULL TRANSCRIPT When women come together there's nothing we cannot do. Welcome to the WellSprings Journal Podcast, where you will hear from women who have been called by God into lives to speak grace and compassion, that share pain and anger,...

Duration:00:21:08

Mujer: A Body of Dangerous Memories -- Rev. Cristian de la Rosa

12/10/2018
The theme of Season 2 is “Bodies, Oppression, and Gospel,” and in Episode 1, the Rev. Cristian de la Rosa, of the Baltimore-Washington area of the United Methodist Church, takes a critical look at how many of the violent practices and processes that have led to the marginalization of women of color are intrinsically related to the introduction (as Catholicism) and re-introduction (as Protestantism) of Christianity in the Americas. (VOICED BY PROFESSIONAL TALENT) FULL TRANSCRIPT When...

Duration:00:15:47

Dorothy's Inspirational Journey -- Rev. Dorothy Macaulay

12/3/2018
The Rev. Dorothy Macaulay, of the Liberia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, tells how God protected her family during the Liberian Civil War and then inspired her to overcome illness and adversity to become a leader in the Methodist Church in Africa. (VOICED BY PROFESSIONAL TALENT) FULL TRANSCRIPT When women come together there's nothing we cannot do. Welcome to the WellSprings Journal Podcast, where you will hear from women who have been called by God into lives to...

Duration:00:07:14

In Trust Center for Theological Schools -- Amy L. Kardash

11/26/2018
Amy Kardash, President of the In Trust Center for Theological Schools, explains how the center’s objective is to strengthen theological schools by connecting their leaders to essential resources for mission vitality. She introduces us to the organization’s many offerings, including Trust Magazine, a quarterly periodical for board members, administrators, faculty, and other stakeholders who care about theological education. (VOICED BY PROFESSIONAL TALENT) FULL TRANSCRIPT 00:02 When women...

Duration:00:03:16

Rebuilding God's Temple in a Changing World -- Rev. Breanna Illéné

11/19/2018
The Rev. Breanna Illéné, of the Wisconsin area of the United Methodist Church, is one of the bright young clergywomen who is shaping the Church of the future...and the present. She explains how instead of harkening back to the Church's "former glory," we need to rebuild God’s house in a way that responds to the current realities within our communities. (VOICED BY PROFESSIONAL TALENT) FULL TRANSCRIPT When women come together there's nothing we cannot do. Welcome to the WellSprings...

Duration:00:12:05

Claim Who We Are in Christ -- Rev. Patience Kisakye & Rev. J. Kabamba Kiboko

11/12/2018
The Rev. Dr. Patience Kisakye, from Uganda, serving in the Upper New York area of the United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Dr. J. Kabamba Kiboko, President of the African Clergywomen Association (from CongoDR serving in the West Ohio Conference), explain the purpose of the African United Methodist Clergywomen Association, and how it is helping build and shape African congregations and the communities while enhancing the participation of women, children, and youth who make up the majority...

Duration:00:25:44

Interfaith Spirit of Justice -- Rev. Dr. Youngsook Charlene Kang

11/5/2018
At a time when anti-immigrant stories are dominating the news, Rev. Dr. Youngsook Charlene Kang, of the Rocky Mountain area of the United Methodist Church, shares how the interfaith community is bringing comfort and hope to the marginalized. She expresses hope for good pathways for undocumented migrants, because “God is a God of hope and God's mandate for humanity is to live in peace and hope.” (VOICED BY PROFESSIONAL TALENT) FULL TRANSCRIPT 00:02 When women come together, there's nothing...

Duration:00:13:37

Journey to Standing Rock -- Carol Lakota Eastin

10/29/2018
Carol Lakota Eastin, of the Illinois Great Rivers Area of the United Methodist Church, shares memories of the 2016 Peg-Leg Flamingo youth pilgrimage to the Standing Rock Reservation, where these young Native American students joined protestors of the Dakota Access Pipeline and gained a greater understanding of their proud heritage. (VOICED BY PROFESSIONAL TALENT) FULL TRANSCRIPT 00:04 When women come together, there's nothing we cannot do. Welcome to the WellSprings Journal Podcast,...

Duration:00:06:05

Still Claiming Our Identity in Christ -- Mary Council-Austin

10/22/2018
The Rev. Mary Council-Austin, of the Wisconsin area of the United Methodist Church, is a second-generation clergywoman. Her mother turned 90 and has been an ordained minister for more than 60 years. The Rev. Council-Austin recounts the journey of women in ministry – and the triumphs and challenges over the years – while offering encouragement that God stands ready to bless us. (VOICED BY PROFESSIONAL TALENT) FULL TRANSCRIPT 00:02 When women come together, there's nothing we cannot do....

Duration:00:10:33