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How to Do Church Mobile Apps Really Well ft. Rev. Michael Smith & Corbin Payne

Church mobile apps are popping up here and there, but many fail to do it really well. Senior Pastor Michael Smith and Director of Digital Ministry Corbin Payne of Clinton United Methodist Church share about the successful launch of their Clinton Church Mobile App, which is very functional and has become a regular part of church life at Clinton. Since the app's launch, worship and small participation increased, giving has quadrupled, and the church experienced revitalization. Pastor Michael...

Duration: 00:41:57

Political Divide and Church Unity ft. Rev. Chuck Mitchell and Rev. Lyssette Perez

Conservative Pastor Chuck Mitchell and Liberal Pastor Lyssette Perez sit down at a table to talk about how faithful Christ-followers are found in both liberal and conservative communities, how a pastor might lead a church when members of the congregation are comprised of both liberals and conservatives, and how all United Methodists across the political spectrum might move together and move forward in 2017. Dobbins UMC in Delanco: http://www.dobbinschurch.org UMC of the Rockaways:...

Duration: 00:37:49

Do This One Thing and Millennials Will Flock to Your Church ft. Rev. Mike Baughman

Register TODAY for OUTBOUND, March 25: http://bit.ly/2ma3Bia BUY HIS BOOK "FLIPPING CHURCH": http://amzn.to/2maeCjv We talk with Rev. Mike Baughman, the founding pastor and Community Curator for Union Coffee, an innovative new church start in Dallas, TX where his congregation is primarily made up of millennials and church refugees in their twenties. There are no magic secrets, he argues, but we explore ways to develop the cultural competencies that are necessary to being in ministry with...

Duration: 00:35:50

Living With Graceful Controversies ft. Mark Miller

Mark Miller, renowned church musician and Professor of Church Music of Drew Theological School, joins the Uncovered Dish to talk about living with graceful controversies in the church. We talk about faith and life, and explore whether the United Methodist Church in particular can find a way towards unity amidst diversity regarding the questions of homosexuality and leadership in the church. You can find more information about Mark Miller here: http://markamillermusic.com "Let Justice Roll"...

Duration: 00:30:19

One Church's Response to the Executive Order on Refugees ft. Rev. Joel Hubbard

Since the executive order that indefinitely barred Syrian refugees from entering the United States and blocked citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, more than 800 places of worship nationwide - including more than 60 United Methodist Congregations - vowed to shelter and protect immigrants and refugees. One of these churches is Park United Methodist Church in Bloomfield, NJ. The senior pastor of Park UMC Rev. Joel Hubbard, along with leaders of other worshipping bodies in his...

Duration: 00:34:17

Every Church Should Have Youth Ministry ft. Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean

Every church should have youth ministry - even if youth are not sitting in your pews, argues Rev. Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean; professor of youth, church, and culture at Princeton Theological Seminary. How has youth ministry changed in the 21st century? Are youth leaders or parents more influential in the faith formation of young people? Should youth leaders and pastors friend their students on Facebook? Found out all this and more on this Uncovered Dish. Find out more about Dr. Kenda Dean here:...

Duration: 00:29:15

Narrative Budgeting and Online Giving ft. Rev. Rich Hendrickson

Rev. Rich Hendrickson talks about his 10 years resourcing 560 churches in Greater New Jersey on stewardship, and how the culture of giving in the church has changed in those years. Hear about visioning, narrative budgeting, and methods of giving beyond the offering plate such as electronically and online. All of this and more on this Uncovered Dish. Not Your Parent’s Offering Plate: http://amzn.to/2hQEsD5 Narrative Budgeting: https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/narrative-budget/ GCFA...

Duration: 00:36:16

Missions In Your Backyard ft. Nicole Caldwell-Gross

According to Alan Hirsch's "The Forgotten Ways," the mission field of choice for today is North America. We talk with Director of Missions of the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey Nicole Caldwell-Gross about what "missions" look like in the 21st century. Turns out it's less safari-gear into the wilderness and more building relationships with your neighbor and developing your local community. ind out more on this Uncovered Dish.

Duration: 00:37:26

Why Pastors Shouldn't Be Small Group Leaders ft. Rev. Beth Caulfield

Should Pastors also be small group leaders? Preferably not, according to Rev. Beth Caulfield, Director of Small Group Ministry of the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey. Find out more on this Uncovered Dish.

Duration: 00:25:08

Church Planters' Stories From the Trenches ft. Rev. Mike Bill and Yoon Kim

Today's episode explores the stories of two actual church planters: Rev. Mike Bill of Sharptown Church in Pilesgrove, NJ, a large-sized church that planted a now-thriving satellite campus five years ago; and Yoon Kim, worship pastor of Greenhouse Church in Fort Lee, NJ, a new church plant this summer in Fort Lee, NJ striving to reach unchurched millennials in the Bergen County and Manhattan areas. If you're looking to plant churches, there are many gems in this episode you don't want to...

Duration: 00:34:01

Making New Disciples and Church Planting ft. Trey Wince

What does it mean to make new disciples, and why is it so important? On today's podcast we talk with Trey Wince, the Director of New Disciples of the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey, and we ask him about evangelism in the 21st century and what the United Methodist Church if Greater New Jersey is doing to create 90 new faith communities by 2018. If you're interested in church planting or evangelism, you do not want to miss this podcast.

Duration: 00:32:42

Multicultural Worship, Musicianship v.s. Worship Leadership, and Songwriting ft. Eric Drew

What is worship, and what makes worship great? We have two guests on this podcast: 1. Rev. Catherine Jordan-Latham talks about her lived-experience in the multicultural church and how churches can implement quality multicultural worship services. 2. Eric Drew, Director of Worship for the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey, talks about the difference between musicianship and worship leadership, and the creative process of songwriting.

Duration: 00:38:24