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TVC 12: Katie Ricke shares her journey through ministry

10/15/2018
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In this episode of The Vital Connection, we are joined by Pastor Katie Ricke, who serves at Zion UMC in Beresford, SD. She shares with us her journey through ministry – from her calling to becoming a church leader and the things she has learned along the way.

Duration:00:41:09

TVC 11: Sheri Meister and seeing behind the curtain

6/25/2018
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In this episode, Sheri Meister, executive director of the Dakotas United Methodist Foundation, discusses ideas about centering on stewardship and generosity. One of the things she noticed, after taking the position with the foundation, is how fearful many pastors are about talking with donors about money. Part of her ministry has been helping people see how relationships, money, and faith all compliment each other.

Duration:00:51:17

TVC 10: Doug Diehl and Sharla McCaskell share thoughts about nurturing a call to ministry

5/14/2018
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In this episode of The Vital Connection, Pastors Doug Diehl, retired clergy, and Sharla McCaskell, Rapid City Knollwood Heights UMC, discuss their roles in building each other's' callings across their lives and ministry together at Rapid City First United Methodist Church. They discuss the power of discovering the callings and spiritual gifts of others in your congregation, and how pastors and laity are called to work side by side in ministry.

Duration:00:43:58

TVC 9: Andy Bartel on making a good transition to a new appointment

4/17/2018
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In this episode, Rev. Andy Bartel, lead pastor at St. John UMC, Anchorage, Alaska, visits with Jeff Pospisil, executive director of Finance and Administration for the Dakotas Conference about pastoral transitions. Bartel, an ordained elder of the Dakotas Conference, experienced four different appointments in six years. He shares a wealth of wisdom for pastors and churches as they experience transitions.

Duration:01:10:06

TVC 8: Cory Thrall discusses creating balance when serving five churches

3/12/2018
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Pastor Cory Thrall joins us on this episode of The Vital Connection to discuss the ministry he is doing in the Bismarck area. With five churches under his leadership, Cory had to find a way to balance each individual church to meet their needs. He shares some of his insights with us today.

Duration:00:33:59

TVC 7: Tom Freier shares thoughts about mentoring the next generation of leaders

2/12/2018
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In this episode, Jeff Pospisil, Dakotas Conference executive director of finance and administration and Tom Freier, member of Bismarck Legacy UMC, discuss mentoring in the local church. Freier and Pospisil were both part of First United Methodist Church of Bismarck which would later become Bismarck Legacy United Methodist Church. Freier invested his time in the lives of several young men of the church who have played important roles in Bismarck Legacy UMC becoming the church it is today....

Duration:00:33:23

TVC 6: Taylor Johnson and Curtis Mittendorf talk about how they were called to ministry

1/8/2018
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In this episode of the Vital Connection, Taylor Johnson and Curtis Mittendorf, Sioux Falls First United Methodist discuss how they are discerning their call to ministry with Sheri Meister, executive director of the Dakotas United Methodist Foundation. The two candidates for ministry, share their called stories and discuss several different processes they went through while discerning their call to ministry.

Duration:00:41:53

Episode six: Creating a culture of call

1/8/2018
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In this episode of the Vital Connection, Taylor Johnson and Curtis Mittendorf, Sioux Falls First United Methodist discuss how they are discerning their call to ministry with Sheri Meister, executive director of the Dakotas United Methodist Foundation. The two candidates for ministry, share their called stories and discuss several different processes they went through while discerning their call to ministry.

Duration:00:33:43

TVC 5: Kermit Culver teaches us the challenges of leading church transformation

12/11/2017
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In this episode of The Vital Connection, Rev.Kermit Culver, Northwest District Superintendent talks about the processes of church change and transformation. Culver was appointed Bismarck First United Methodist Church, the church had once been a very strong church. The membership dwindled by about 40 young families and struggled. Congregants told Culver they wanted to grow, but, he learned, “There is no growth without change, and there is no change without pain.” How do you go about the...

Duration:01:06:25

TVC 4: Jason Smith on using social media

11/13/2017
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Churches across the Dakotas and beyond are always asking the questions, "How can we reach people for Christ? And, "how can we connect with people who haven't decided to walk through our doors yet?" In this 4th episode of the Vital Connection, Jason Smith, Creative Director for Embrace Church in Sioux Falls, SD, provides some insights. Smith sat down with Rebecca Trefz, Executive Director of Ministries for the Dakotas Conference, to talk about how social media can be a powerful tool in...

Duration:00:45:35

TVC 3: Kent Millard shares attitude of gratitude and giving

10/11/2017
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NOTE: We have recently changed podcast hosts. We are working to redirect subscribers, but, to avoid missing an episode, you may need to unsubscribe and re-subscribe. Sorry for the inconvenience. In episode three of The Vital Connection, the Reverend Dr. Kent Millard, president United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio and South Dakota native joins Sheri Meister, Executive Director of the Dakotas United Methodist Foundation to discuss his knowledge and the importance of generosity. He...

Duration:00:18:14

TVC 2: Charlie Moore on raising up new leaders

9/9/2017
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"Our job as a pastor is to build relationships and give people a chance to try things out. Empower them, create a space for God to work on their passions," Pastor Charlie Moore, Sioux Falls Sunnycrest UMC. In this episode Jeff Pospisil, Executive Director of Finance and Administration interviews Moore on the keys to raising up leaders within the church.

Duration:00:47:08

TVC 1: Bruce Ough Talks About Prayer

8/14/2017
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More than a century ago, E.M. Bounds, author and Methodist clergy, wrote in the Power through Prayer, "Every mighty move of the Spirit of God has had its source in the prayer chamber." Are you ready to prayer for the mighty move of the Spirit in your life, in your church and for The United Methodist Church? In this podcast, Rev. Rebecca Trefz, Dakotas Conference Executive Director of Ministries, talks with Bishop Bruce R. Ough, resident bishop, Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist...

Duration:00:19:45