16 episodes

The purpose of this podcast is to equip church leaders who are out there every day doing the hard work of bringing change and renewal to churches. Each season we tackle an important topic, and in each episode, we talk to real-world church leaders about their best practices. It's our hope and prayer that these Conversations for Transformation will help you as you do the work of Changing Churches.

Changing Churches: Wisdom for Transformational Leaders Rob Couch

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

The purpose of this podcast is to equip church leaders who are out there every day doing the hard work of bringing change and renewal to churches. Each season we tackle an important topic, and in each episode, we talk to real-world church leaders about their best practices. It's our hope and prayer that these Conversations for Transformation will help you as you do the work of Changing Churches.

    Navigating the Waves of Disaffiliations with Dr. Chris Ritter

    Navigating the Waves of Disaffiliations with Dr. Chris Ritter

    Dr. Chris Ritter, publisher, writer, and editor of www.peopleneedjesus.net, shares his thoughts about the wave of disaffiliating churches happening in the United Methodist Church in America. Chris, who is also the Directing Pastor of Geneseo First United Methodist Church in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference, helps explain what is happening in this season of disaffiliation and what it means to the future of Methodism. Chris' Bloghttp://www.peopleneedjesus.net First United Methodist Ch...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    How to reach "Brand New Adults!" The future of the church from the perspective of a college Freshman with David Couch

    How to reach "Brand New Adults!" The future of the church from the perspective of a college Freshman with David Couch

    Auburn University Freshman, David Couch, shares his insights on the future of the church, and the best ways pastors and churches can reach his generation. How can churches reach out to college students?The role of social media: Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.What about traditional v.s. contemporary worship styles.Learn about the ministry of the Auburn Wesley FoundationWays to make disciples among young adults.David Couch YouTube Page:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgAK9Pr5685C4ZsmQYKb...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    A New Network for Former UMC Churches and One Church's Story of Leaving the UMC with Dr. Bryan Collier

    A New Network for Former UMC Churches and One Church's Story of Leaving the UMC with Dr. Bryan Collier

    Bryan Collier, Founding and Lead Pastor of The Orchard Church, a multi-site church in Northern Mississippi centered in Tupelo, shares his story of leaving the United Methodist Church (UMC) about five years ago. He and his church, along with a handful of other large-church pastors are forming a new network of former (or soon to be former) UMC churches. This network of independent Wesleyan/Methodist churches from around the county will provide connections and facilitate partnerships.The O...

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Future of the United Methodist Church - Rev. Tom Berlin

    The Future of the United Methodist Church - Rev. Tom Berlin

    Rev. Tom Berlin, of Floris United Methodist Church, shares his viewpoints about the challenges facing the UMC today. Tom has been outspoken in encouraging United Methodist churches to remain within the denomination and advocates for a more inclusive vision for the church. Additionally, Tom shares his insights about how churches can best operate as we emerge from the pandemic in a different ministry landscape.Tom Berlin's Website/Bloghttps://revtomberlin.com/Floris United Methodist Churchhttps...

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Love God Love Others - Dr. Derrick Lemons

    Love God Love Others - Dr. Derrick Lemons

    Pastor, Professor, and Anthropologist Dr. Derrick Lemons has a simple message for those leading churches into the future. It's not about the latest and the greatest or trying to always find the next best thing. Leading churches into the future will mean understanding and adapting to our contexts and following the timeless message of Jesus.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Creativity, Innovation, and Ideation are Keys to Your Church's Future- Dr. Len Wilson

    Creativity, Innovation, and Ideation are Keys to Your Church's Future- Dr. Len Wilson

    Dr. Len Wilson of Invite Resources and Saint Andrews UMC in Plano Texas discusses the role of creativity and innovation in leading our churches toward the future. Len is the author of over 11 books about creativity, innovation, and technology and has been helping churches around the country for decades.

    • 50 min

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