7 episodes

Season One of the Missing Voices Podcast Interviews Flagler Alumni who are making a difference today by reaching out to voices that are sometimes missing from the larger narrative of church life.

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    • Religion & Spirituality

Season One of the Missing Voices Podcast Interviews Flagler Alumni who are making a difference today by reaching out to voices that are sometimes missing from the larger narrative of church life.

    Episode 06: Luke Langston … “From Behind Bars”

    Episode 06: Luke Langston … “From Behind Bars”

    A prison chaplain, father, minister, and previous youth minister - Luke shares stories from behind bars and invites us to consider ways in which the Church might begin imagining nearby prisons or jails as the very locations where church should be happening!

    • 51 min
    Episode 05: Hayne Steen …. “Community, Mental Health, and Youth Ministry”

    Episode 05: Hayne Steen …. “Community, Mental Health, and Youth Ministry”

    Hayne, a Flagler graduate and mental health counselor, speaks from years of experience in both youth ministry and mental health. Inviting us to consider the realities of trauma, Hayne exposes our need for counseling and mental health therapist in the youth ministry world. Hayne makes an open invitation to join him for tacos… so give him a call.

    • 49 min
    Episode 04: Katy Schafer …. "Transgender and Raised in the Church”

    Episode 04: Katy Schafer …. "Transgender and Raised in the Church”

    Katy is a lot of things, but in this episode she speaks with a mothers heart. She shares her story from that perspective and invites us all to listen a little closer to the stories of those who don’t fit classically embraced gender roles. This is a story of life and death, don’t skip this episode… our baptismal promises won’t allow for it!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 03: Tyler Fuller … “Foster Care, Poverty, and other really easy issues to resolve…”

    Episode 03: Tyler Fuller … “Foster Care, Poverty, and other really easy issues to resolve…”

    Tyler Fuller is a foster parent and Missions Pastor at Crosspoint Church in Niceville, Florida. Through personal stories from his family Tyler invites us into the world of foster care and how family can be re-imagined. He also speaks about his work in and around poverty, and how working across socio-economic boundaries has shaped the community he helps lead. Tyler is hilarious and witty and was in a heavy metal rock band. If we had been able to, we would have opened the episode with some of his scream-o music from long ago.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 02: Zach Grant …. "Abilities, Disabilities, and Friendship”

    Episode 02: Zach Grant …. "Abilities, Disabilities, and Friendship”

    Flagler graduate Zach Grant is interviewed about his ministry with and alongside folks with varying abilities. Zach shares personal stories and challenges the church to listen to his friends. He is the Director of Special Connections at St. James United Methodist Church in Tampa, Florida. You will fall in love with Zach just like we all have.

    • 42 min
    Episode 01: Martha Shinn … "Martha, the Matriarch”

    Episode 01: Martha Shinn … "Martha, the Matriarch”

    In this episode Justin Forbes interviews Martha Shinn, the long time professor of Youth Ministry from Flagler College. Together they discuss her roots and how she shaped a program that would year after year send people into ministry at the margins. Martha has come out of retirement to serve on The Missing Voices staff as the Congregational Liaison- or as Justin likes to call her- The Chief Listening Officer. Martha is amazing!

    • 41 min

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