27 episodes

God is at work throughout our communities and in the lives of all people. In my work as a pastor and pioneer of new things, I get to work with, coach, and learn from others, tilling soil, planting seeds and praying for rain as we dig in and engage our communities for the mission of God. Finding Common Ground moves us to be present in the places where space might be cultivated for connection and relationship that becomes rooted in the Christian community.

The Common Ground mpumccommonground

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

God is at work throughout our communities and in the lives of all people. In my work as a pastor and pioneer of new things, I get to work with, coach, and learn from others, tilling soil, planting seeds and praying for rain as we dig in and engage our communities for the mission of God. Finding Common Ground moves us to be present in the places where space might be cultivated for connection and relationship that becomes rooted in the Christian community.

    Episode 26 - Season 1 Recap

    Episode 26 - Season 1 Recap

    Heather Jallad gives a recap of season 1 of the Common Ground Podcast. She also shares with us an encouragement to continue on in our endeavors of finding common ground in our community.

    • 10 min
    Episode 25 - Chris and Kelly Henderson

    Episode 25 - Chris and Kelly Henderson

    Chris and Kelly are transplants to Georgia by way of Texas. Having been exposed to 3DM disciple-making before learning of Fresh Expression at Mount Pisgah, the two worlds converged in a Fresh Expression called Wind Down Wednesdays at the peak of the pandemic. Bringing more questions than answers and a genuine desire to build relationships with and love their neighbors, Chris and Kelly are leaning into where the Holy Spirit is leading and finding new trust and patience in the journey.


    Contact-chrisphenderson@me.com 

    Reading; Finding Common Ground by Tim Downs; Jesus and John Wayne by Kristin Kobes Du Mez 

    • 45 min
    Episode 24 - Tyler Jackson

    Episode 24 - Tyler Jackson

    Rev. Tyler Jackson serves as an associate pastor at Mountain Park UMC in Stone Mountain, GA where they are experimenting with new forms of church and what might be possible in the near future. Tyler and I discuss the importance of patience in the fresh expressions journey, bringing people on the journey with you, and the messiness of it all.


    Contact-tyler.jackson@ngumc.net 

    Reading; Contextual Intelligence by Michael beck and Leonard Sweet, Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times by Soong-Chan Rah, Building a Healthy Multiethnic Church by Mark DeMayz, Everybody Has a Podcast Except for You by The McElroy brothers, We are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer

    Listening to: Anything funny! 

    • 35 min
    Episode 23 - Cheryl McCarthy Part 2

    Episode 23 - Cheryl McCarthy Part 2

    This week we continue our conversation with Cheryl McCarthy. She is the Director of the Ananias Project and prayer intercessor for Fresh Expressions US. In this week's episode, Cheryl and I discuss the importance of prayer support for the pioneer apostles on the front lines of forming new faith communities in an ever-changing world. We also discuss the call to intimacy, vulnerability, and transparency necessary for pioneers to embrace.


    Contact; Cheryl.mccarthy@freshexpressionsus.org, Facebook-Ananias Project 

    Reading; The Bible; 1 John 2:27 


     

    • 27 min
    Episode 22 - Cheryl McCarthy Part 1

    Episode 22 - Cheryl McCarthy Part 1

    Cheryl McCarthy is the Director of the Ananias Project and prayer intercessor for Fresh Expressions US. In this week's episode, Cheryl and I discuss the importance of prayer support for the pioneer apostles on the front lines of forming new faith communities in an ever-changing world. We also discuss the call to intimacy, vulnerability, and transparency necessary for pioneers to embrace.


    Contact; Cheryl.mccarthy@freshexpressionsus.org, Facebook-Ananias Project 

    Reading; The Bible; 1 John 2:27 


     

    • 27 min
    Episode 21 - Luke Edwards Part 2

    Episode 21 - Luke Edwards Part 2

    Luke Edwards is the Associate Director of Congregational Development in the Western North Carolina Conference of the UMC and a Trainer and Mission Strategist for Fresh Expressions (FX) US. This week Luke and I discuss the beginnings of the FX movement in the US and how he became a part of it, what is happening with the movement in North Carolina, and the new book he has written on the Fresh Expressions journey, “Becoming Church.” 


    Contact; ledwards@wnccumc.net, Instagram @lukesedwards, new website/podcast/blog- faithfulcommunity.com  

    Reading; Get Together: How to Build a Community with Your People by Bailey Richardson, Kai Elmer Sotto, and Kevin Huynh and listening to the podcast by the same name, https://gettogether.fm/ 


     


     

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

BlessRev ,

Real-world examples

A great resource for those looking to collaborate with God for Kingdom advancement. You will learn the unique ways that Practitioners are making it happen. Inspiring and practical help.

Maxxxxxxzxx ,

Pioneer in the field

Heather’s vision for bringing diverse groups of people together in order to share the love of Christ is refreshing. Her innovative spirit coupled with her keen perception of how to meet people where they are in the journey of life sparks the imagination. Thankful she is sharing her passion and making space for people to learn and be inspired.

WNC Methodist ,

An Important Voice for the Church

I’m excited that Heather has started this podcast. Her voice is an important one for our time of rapid changes in society and the Church!

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