“Welcome to Mission in 5 the Podcast, where I ask five simple questions to ministry practitioners to learn more about who they are and where they see God moving in their community.”
This is how each episode of MI5 begins. I am writing today to ask if you would be willing to be a guest on this podcast. I ask 5 questions and you answer them. It’s that simple.
Here are our five questions:
1. Who are you? (Tell us a little bit about yourself)
2. How did you get here? (To your ministry setting)
3. What is happening at (ministry context)?
4. What is next? (What is next for the guest personally, professionally, or next for the ministry context)
5. How can we partner in mission and ministry with you?
Special Ice Cream Served by Special People--Donna Bieks
Special ice cream served by special people. Meet Donna Bieks, owner/operator of Special Scoops and point person for Special Olympics in Hastings, NE.
Adaptive Leadership with Tod Bolsinger
Rev. Dr. Tod Bolsinger joined Fuller Seminary in 2014 as vice president for vocation and formation and assistant professor of practical theology, and he now serves as vice president and chief of leadership formation. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1993, Dr. Bolsinger served in pastoral ministry for over 25 years before transitioning to Fuller.
Tod the author of several books including three books, It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian: How the Community of God Transforms Lives (Brazos, 2004), Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory (IVP Books, 2015) and most recently Tempered Resilience: How Leaders are formed in the crucible of Change (IVP 2020).
On November 18, 2021 14 American Baptist regions will partner together to offer a free webinar titled “Adaptive Leadership” where Dr. Tod Bolsinger will share insights from his book Canoeing the Mountains and other morsels of wisdom on leadership formation and innovation to encourage and equip pastors and leaders for the ever changing missional landscape. The event is free to pastors in our regions. Be sure to contact your region office to learn more and how to receive the zoom link to log-in and learn with us live on November 18, 2021.
2021 Region Expo Guest Kelli Foreman
Meet Kelli Foreman, Missionary and Assistant Director of Kodiak Baptist Mission.
2021 Region Expo Guests J.D. and Rhonda Reed
Meet JD and Rhonda Reed, Missionaries to Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Church, Camp, and Foster Closet with Nolan and Amanda Hayes
My guests today are Nolan and Amanda Hayes of First Baptist Church, Beatrice, NE. Nolan is the senior pastor and Amanda is the director of the Foster Care Closet. While each are called individually to serve in their unique ministry roles, they are also a married couple who have found fun ways to minister together in Beatrice since 2017. Nolan and Amanda are the parents of four children. In addition to his role as pastor at FBC, Nolan serves as Camp Pastor to Junior Camp at Moses Merrill Camp and Conference Center.
FBC Beatrice https://www.facebook.com/First-Baptist-Church-Beatrice-155628924578092/
Foster Care Closet of Nebraska https://fostercarecloset.org
Camp Moses Merrill http://campmerrill.com/
The Nones, the Church, and Baseball with Ryan Burge
Rev. Dr. Ryan Burge is the Assistant Professor of Political Science as well as the Graduate Coordinator at Eastern Illinois University. He is author of The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going. In the book he details a comprehensive picture of Americans who say they have no religious affiliation. I give readers a nuanced, accurate, and meaningful picture of the growing number of Americans who say that they have no religious affiliation. This book explains how this rise happened, who the nones are, and what they mean for the future of American religion.
Ryan is also the pastor of First Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, IL, and ABC Congregation.
Learn more about Ryan at http://ryanburge.net/
Follow Ryan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryanburge
Well worth listening to. The conversation is engaging and insightful for any type of leader.
I love it! After all,he’s my dad ,no kidding!!!!
I enjoy the interviews with the guests because they share their personal stories and experiences along with the ministry insights.