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Four young United Methodist Pastors, One Podcast; follow our exploration of ministry in a rapidly changing world.

April 17, 2018

26 The Easter Letdown

This week we talk about the post-Easter slump and the almost inevitable letdown we all face when we go from a full church to maybe even a quarter of the regular attendance in the week after. We include a bit about evangelism in here as well. 

April 11, 2018

25 Extension Ministry

Well we have to be honest, we had a rough Holy Week, so forgive us as this episode comes out a little late. This week we talk extension ministries and what they look like for us and for churches we've encountered. 

March 27, 2018

24 Easter

This week we hone in on Holy Week and Easter, talking about our plans, hopes, and expectations, we also lay out in explicit detail our plans for April Fools being as Easter conveniently falls on it this year.

March 21, 2018

23 Commissioning

This week AhnnaLise, Corey, and Danny have a followup conversation on Corey's commissioning interview, we talk what it looks like in the various conferences and the nervousness that goes into it and follows it. A good place if you're nervous about what's coming. 

March 14, 2018

2.22 Youth Ministry II

This week we're joined once more by Patrick Landau, youth leader and pastor at National UMC in Washington DC. Our conversation continues into just what youth ministry means, what it looks like, and why it's important. One not to be missed.

March 7, 2018

2.21 Youth Ministry

AhnnaLise, Corey, and Danny are joined by Patrick Landau to talk youth ministry in a two-week youth-focused special. We're uploading this a little late because Corey was too busy going for commissioning interviews and forgot to upload it. 

February 27, 2018

2.20 Black History Month

This week we finally get around to talking about Black History Month, something we should have done a month ago but here we are. AhnnaLise, Corey, and Danny talk Black History, black culture, and the ways in which the church has been complacent (if not outright complicit and active) in race relations in the United States. 

This conversation serves as an intro-piece for our conversation on Black Panther, which you can find over at The Mission Podcast

February 20, 2018

2.19 Get Those Ordination Papers Done

This week we heckle each other as we delve further into ordination, what it is, what you have to answer to get through and why so many of us struggle with doing it at all. If you're looking for some cheats for getting your papers done, well you may have to look elsewhere, but if you're looking for some things to think about if you're in the process and trying to figure out what to say, we have a couple things to think about here.

Check out the new Mission Podcast site

Contact us if you're interested in stickers, you can either drop us a message on the facebooks or send an email to Corey at simoncor215@gmail.com

February 13, 2018

2.18 This Ordination Thing

This week we break down the process of becoming ordained in the Methodist Church, talking paperwork, commissioning, and provisional membership. Sometimes we reveal how smart we are and how much we know, sometimes we reveal how little we know, either way, the conversation continues to be exciting. 

The MLK Advertising Video

February 6, 2018

2.17 DC Live Show

This week we follow Corey as he travels to Washington DC to attend the Young Clergy Forum at the Methodist Building on Capitol Hill. The conversation involves a few brief interviews, one with Shane Claiborne (very brief) and one with Teer Hardy from Crackers & Grapejuice. In addition, there is an extended live conversation (which is really just a dinner conversation) talking about everything from church camp to masculinity and how the Church can think about it differently. This was a fun conversation to put together and though the audio may not always be the best the conversation never really gets dull, but despite that we'll be back next week with a regular episode.