6 episodes

Created for the Trinity Lutheran and First Presbyterian Church communities in Crookston Mn. Join Pastors Greg Isaacson (ELCA), Michael Ozaki (PCUSA) and special guests as we sharing the real life process, problems and pipe dreams that come as we discern how God is leading our churches to evolve for a "Post Covid" world. Why Are We Doing This? We want you to gain a deeper sense of where we are headed and the deep changes we are feeling called to face as a church in the "post covid age". All so that you might re-connect, re-engage and help us re-set the table for the new thing God is doing with us . All of this will culminate on Shrove Tuesday (March 1st) with a celebration and pancake breakfast that will unveil plans for the future and ask you to join in with new ideas, hopes and visions on your heart.

Resetting The Table: A Podcast About Deep Change @ Trinity Lutheran & First Presbyterian Church Michael Ozaki & Gregory Isaacson

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Created for the Trinity Lutheran and First Presbyterian Church communities in Crookston Mn. Join Pastors Greg Isaacson (ELCA), Michael Ozaki (PCUSA) and special guests as we sharing the real life process, problems and pipe dreams that come as we discern how God is leading our churches to evolve for a "Post Covid" world. Why Are We Doing This? We want you to gain a deeper sense of where we are headed and the deep changes we are feeling called to face as a church in the "post covid age". All so that you might re-connect, re-engage and help us re-set the table for the new thing God is doing with us . All of this will culminate on Shrove Tuesday (March 1st) with a celebration and pancake breakfast that will unveil plans for the future and ask you to join in with new ideas, hopes and visions on your heart.

    #7 Center For Adaptive & Innovative Ministry Interview (2-28-22)

    #7 Center For Adaptive & Innovative Ministry Interview (2-28-22)

    This is our FINAL episode in the "(RE) Setting The Table" Series. While it won't be the last podcast we do it marks an end to our focus on deep change in the church. 

    And this week we have a real treat with Rev. Karen Rohrer as our Guest. She is the director of the Center For Adaptive And Innovative Ministry at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. A brilliant scholar and minister with a ton to share with us. It's such a great conversation that we decided to post the whole long form conversation. It is definitely worth the listen. 

    https://www.pts.edu/Center_for_Adaptive_Innovative_Ministry

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #6 Questions (2-21-22)

    #6 Questions (2-21-22)

    In this episode we answer listener questions along with the one and only Isaac Thomforde. A 16 year old Crookston teen with wisdom beyond his years. 

    • 35 min
    #4 Making Space At The Table (2-7-2021)

    #4 Making Space At The Table (2-7-2021)

    This week we talk about what it means to "Make Space At The Table".  
    In this conversation we talk about:
          How can we avoid getting to set in our identities. 
         The trap of thinking that perfection will "bring more people in".
         How "Hybrid Church" can help us avoid ableism and other discriminations. 
         Why assimilation is the opposite of authentic outreach.
         Mission is an invitation to be changed as much as a call to bring change to others. 

    • 39 min
    #3 What Are We Actually Called To Be? 1-31-2022

    #3 What Are We Actually Called To Be? 1-31-2022

    In this episode Pastor Mike & Greg talk about the big picture of what we are called to be. The north star that guides us through change and lets us know if we're headed off course. 
    Also, we explore what it means to love as a community, how Hybrid church might help or hurt and some crazy ideas for ministry in the future. 

    Join us as we explore together. New Episodes every Monday.   

    • 32 min
    #2 The Tensions (1-24-2022)

    #2 The Tensions (1-24-2022)

    In this episode Brother (Rev.) Jeff Brown (Order of Lutheran Franciscans and pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Crookston)  joins us with his unique views as a member of the .

    Together we discuss the "tensions" that exist as we look towards  big change in the church. 
           - What specific tensions are our communities need to deal with?
           - What do we do with the inevitable grief?
          - How does vulnerability play into the process?
          - What are "Shadow Values" and how do they threaten to pull us off course.
    And most of all
          - What are "Core Values" and why they are key to navigating these questions?

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    We LOVE Questions and Comments! Send them to pastorozaki@gmail.com

    • 39 min
    #1 The Situation

    #1 The Situation

    In our first episode we introduce ourselves, why we're doing this and all that is going through our heads as we think about the great changes that are coming for our communities post covid. 
       - Collaboration 
       - Ways to think about the changes in church life we've seen over the last decade. 
       - Hybrid Church Questions
       - How Pentecost, prophets and old problems we are encountering now. 
       - Crazy ideas for the future of ministry. 

    Send your questions to: pastorozaki@gmail.com

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Jill Ozaki ,

Love the topics

I have been telling our church , Calvary Lutheran in GF about this podcast. So many of their sermons touch these same questions, ideas and needs It’s so good to hear how we need to reach out to not only our own congregation but also other churches. Thank you for bringing this topic and all the branches to light

Bri Hall ,

Insightful and thought provoking

Really enjoy hearing the inner workings of churches and pastors during this season of life.

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