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Ministry Lab

Religion & Spirituality Podcasts

Ministry Lab is a series of conversations that cultivate church leadership and community, sponsored by the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church (arumc.org). This podcast is all about diving deeper into the ministries, people, and congregations that make our Conference special! Join us as we discover new ways to be in ministry together.

Ministry Lab is a series of conversations that cultivate church leadership and community, sponsored by the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church (arumc.org). This podcast is all about diving deeper into the ministries, people, and congregations that make our Conference special! Join us as we discover new ways to be in ministry together.

Location:

United States

Description:

Ministry Lab is a series of conversations that cultivate church leadership and community, sponsored by the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church (arumc.org). This podcast is all about diving deeper into the ministries, people, and congregations that make our Conference special! Join us as we discover new ways to be in ministry together.

Twitter:

@arkansasumc

Language:

English

Contact:

(501) 324-8000


Episodes

Clergy Mental Health and the EAP with Methodist Le Bohneur

1/27/2022
Join us as we speak with members of the Methodist Le Bonheur health system and discuss clergy mental health and how they can take advantage of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Learn more about the EAP Visit our website

Duration:00:31:30

The Holidays and Mental Health with Rev. Sam Meadors and guests

11/30/2021
Join us for a conversation with Rev. Sam Meadors, Rev. Haley Jones, Southeast District Superintendent Rev. Edna Morgan and Rev. Dawn Spragg about resourcing church leaders for helping others during the holidays. List of resources referenced in the episode Visit our website

Duration:00:41:27

Having the Conversation with Bishop Mueller and Rev. Rashim Merriwether

11/2/2021
Do you have a Lenten study yet? Do you need curriculum for a small group? Are you looking for a series to offer both youth and adults alike? Join Bishop Mueller on the podcast as he discusses the importance of introducing “Having the Conversation” to your church. Learn more about the initiative Visit our website

Duration:00:35:07

What Every Church Should Know About Poverty, Mary Lewis Dassinger and Rev. Sam Meadors

10/4/2021
On today's episode of Ministry Lab, we're delighted to be joined by Mary Lewis Dassinger and Rev. Samantha Meadors of our Conference's 200,000 More Reasons initiative! Mary Lewis and Rev. Meadors are beginning a book talk for our Conference on What Every Church Should Know About Poverty by Bill Ehlig and Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. They share why this book is important for all of our churches to read, as well as share some excerpts of the book with us some excerpts from the book. Sign up for the...

Duration:00:29:15

Talking Children's Ministry, Quest and Beyond, with Melinda Shunk

9/10/2021
On today's episode of Ministry Lab, Caleb and Jacob are joined by Melinda Shunk, Children's Ministry Coordinator for the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Melinda shares how children's ministers from churches all over the Conference are creating fun, new ways to be in ministry with our youngest disciples. We also talk about Quest, the annual event for 4th-6th graders that will be all virtual this year, and the plans for next year's Beyond Conference for children's...

Duration:00:33:29

Creating Fresh Expressions In Your Local Community, Rev. Dr. Michael Beck

7/26/2021
Today on the podcast we're joined by the Rev. Dr. Michael Beck, Director of Remissioning for Fresh Expressions US. If you attended Annual Conference in 2021, you'll recognize Michael as one of our featured speakers at this year's event, where he went through the history of Fresh Expressions, and what it means to do church and do community in this unique way. Fresh Expressions are all about doing church in a new environment, typically outside of the traditional church setting. Whether it's a...

Duration:00:47:06

Camping and Retreat Ministries, Kayla Hardage and Katelyn Hiatt

6/22/2021
In this episode, we talk with Kayla Hardage, Executive Director at Camp Tanako, and Katelyn Hiatt, Executive Director at Mount Eagle Retreat Center, about leading a camp during a global pandemic, what they have planned for their busy summer camp season, and the future of camp ministries in the Arkansas Conference! Both directors are new to their positions, and they have some wonderful perspectives on what camp ministries mean to them, and how you survive a global pandemic when you can't have...

Duration:00:30:04

Both/And Hybrid Worship Experiences, Jason Moore

5/19/2021
Looking to maximize your in-person and online worship services? Do you feel like there's not enough time to focus on the people sitting in the pews AND the people watching online in the comfort of their homes? Feeling burnt out from the daily stress of preaching during a pandemic? Jason Moore of Midnight Oil Productions is our guest today, and he has some great tips that will help you make sure that both the people in your church building and the people watching virtually feel equally a...

Duration:00:49:25

Giving Books for Love

4/15/2021
In our very first Ministry Lab episode, Caleb Hennington hosts a panel of guests to discuss a new campaign from 200,000 More Reasons that deals with getting more books into the hands of children in Arkansas. Project co-coordinators Mary Lewis Dassinger and the Rev. Samantha Meadors discuss the Giving Books for Love campaign, along with a panel of people in the Arkansas Conference who have been working to get the Giving Books campaign going in their own communities. Panelists include Mary...

Duration:00:39:05