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For 50 years between them, Pastor Bill Smutz and musician Sarah Bereza have survived and thrived in churches big and small, urban and rural, good and not so good. With generous hearts and healthy boundaries, they share practical advice for church staff about working smart, cutting out the bs, and embracing the good in ministry. New episodes on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays.

For 50 years between them, Pastor Bill Smutz and musician Sarah Bereza have survived and thrived in churches big and small, urban and rural, good and not so good. With generous hearts and healthy boundaries, they share practical advice for church staff about working smart, cutting out the bs, and embracing the good in ministry. New episodes on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays.
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For 50 years between them, Pastor Bill Smutz and musician Sarah Bereza have survived and thrived in churches big and small, urban and rural, good and not so good. With generous hearts and healthy boundaries, they share practical advice for church staff about working smart, cutting out the bs, and embracing the good in ministry. New episodes on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays.

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@sarahbereza

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English


Episodes

Handling Weekend Conflicts as a Church Staff Member

6/4/2019
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Weekends can be really tricky for church workers. They're busy for us, but often, that's when our families and friends have time to spend together. Bill and I share how we've navigated the challenges—and opportunities—of working on the weekends. Our Reads of the Week I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott"Desire" by Rocky Supinger About Called - At the Intersection of Life and Ministry For 50 years between them, Pastor Bill Smutz and musician Sarah Bereza have survived and thrived in...

Duration:00:37:17

Wrapping Up the Program Year

5/21/2019
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It's that time of the year! On this episode of the Called podcast, Bill and I talk all things wrapping up the program year. Celebrating the good things, learning from what didn't work so well, and thinking about where to go next. (Plus the important question, "When should the next program year begin?") Our Reads of the Week The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya ParkerLamentation by C. J. Samsom Resources We Mentioned 20 Anthems By Women Composers that My Church Choir...

Duration:00:18:45

What Does "Calling" Mean?

5/7/2019
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What does "calling" mean? In the inaugural episode of Called - At the Intersection of Life and Ministry, Pastor Bill Smutz and I talk about what calling can mean in all areas of our lives. The call to ministry is an important one, but it’s not the only one. Our Reads of the Week Is Your Wellness Practice Just a Diet in Disguise? by Melissa Fabello About Called - At the Intersection of Life and Ministry For 50 years between them, Pastor Bill Smutz and musician Sarah Bereza have survived and...

Duration:00:17:29

Announcing the Called Podcast!

4/23/2019
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Y'all, I am so excited to announce this new podcast! My colleague Bill Smutz and I have been working on a ministry related podcast since the winter and now it's ready for the world! Here's what the show is: practical advice for church workers, based on our experiences of over 50 (!) years. We're talking about wrapping up the program year, helping church members pre-plan their funeral services, taking care of old buildings, maintaining healthy boundaries.... Basically, if it relates to our...

Duration:00:02:06