Real Conversations about Ministry and Life.
Hosted by pastor and author Dr. Thien Doan.
Rethinking the Church (after COVID)
Episode 11 - Rethinking the Church (After COVID)
In this episode, Thien has a conversation with Pastor Samuel Kim about "rethinking the Church after COVID."
Thien and Sam discuss the following topics:
the latest Barna statistics on church attendance among practicing Christians
the need to "rethink" how we do church
what to hold onto in the church
and the areas we need to rethink
Things we need to "rethink":
Physical Space: How we use our church buildings
Church Community: Who and how we connect with in relationship
Technology: How do we use tools like Zoom and streaming
Social Justice & Community Engagement: How do we love our neighbors
The Worship Service: What is worship? In-person, online, hybrid?
The Role of the Pastor: Who and how to lead and pastor
The Role of the Senior Pastor is Broken
Episode 10 - The Role of the Senior Pastor is Broken.
This podcast is a little bit of a rant. I love pastors and my heart breaks for my fellow pastors who are struggling.
If you're a pastor who is struggling and discouraged, maybe it's not your fault.
Maybe the whole model of the modern-day Senior Pastor is unhealthy and broken. In this podcast, I give my thoughts on why the Senior Pastor model is unbiblical, unhealthy, and ineffective.
The Power of Responsibility
The Power of Responsibility
The Church is very messy right now. How are we going to make things better?
It’s not enough to be dissatisfied with the current state of the Church. Someone has to take personal responsibility or nothing is going to change.
In this solo episode, Thien shares four vital areas where we have to take personal responsibility for.
I will take personal responsibility for…
1) Training myself in godliness.
2) Caring for my brothers and sisters.
3) Finding my unique assignment from God.
4) Learning how to make disciples.
Are you DISSATISFIED with the Church?
In this podcast episode I answer the question: “Should a faithful Christian be dissatisfied with the Church?”
Here’s a few things that I cover in this episode:
why the real problem is that we are not dissatisfied enough
the difference between “productive dissatisfaction” and “destructive dissatisfaction”
the three ways to ensure that your dissatisfaction is productive
This may be a controversial topic for some. I would love to hear your thoughts. Reach out to me if you have any questions.
Dr. Chuck DeGroat on Narcissism in the Church
This is an interview with Dr. Chuck DeGroat about his newest book, "When Narcissism Comes to Church."
We talk about the signs of narcissism, how it hurts the church, and the process of healing.
Dr. Buddy Mendez on Ministry Burnout & Managing Stress
Podcast Episode 06