17 episodes

Join Canon Mark Eldredge, Director of the American Anglican Council's Anglican Revitalization Ministries (ARM), as he walks alongside you on your journey to church health, revitalization, and Holy Spirit renewal, with topics affecting the local church and her mission today and interviews with leaders on the frontlines. For more information on ARM visit www.churchrevive.org.

The Vital Podcast Mark Eldredge

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Join Canon Mark Eldredge, Director of the American Anglican Council's Anglican Revitalization Ministries (ARM), as he walks alongside you on your journey to church health, revitalization, and Holy Spirit renewal, with topics affecting the local church and her mission today and interviews with leaders on the frontlines. For more information on ARM visit www.churchrevive.org.

    Partnering for Anglican Renewal

    Partnering for Anglican Renewal

    In this episode, Canon Mark talks with the Rev. Greg Miller and Andreena Williams, with the Church Army, about renewing local churches across the ACNA and the need to partner to meet the needs in our movement. They also discuss Canon Mark's upcoming teaching at Trinity School for Ministry on January 19-20, 2023.

    • 22 min
    How Beautiful are the Feet of Those Who Bring Good News

    How Beautiful are the Feet of Those Who Bring Good News

    On this episode of the Vital Podcast Canon Mark and his repeat guest, The Rev. Pete Matthews, explore the importance and practical application of proclaiming the Good News in church and giving invitations for people to respond in faith. Christmas services often see unchurched visitors attend and are a great opportunity to bring them the Good News as is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Rom. 10:15b)

    • 28 min
    Planning with Prayer

    Planning with Prayer

    In this episode, Canon Mark addresses the need for church leaders to prayerfully plan now for the upcoming year. Time to plan won't just drop in your lap this busy season, but making the time will bear much fruit in 2023.

    • 16 min
    Developing Church Health in Lexington, KY

    Developing Church Health in Lexington, KY

    Canon Mark interviews Fr. Pete Matthews, rector of St. Patrick’s Anglican Church in Lexington KY. St. Patrick’s is a church that is strong and balanced in the ITALs of church health. Fr. Pete shares some great ideas that will be encouraging to your and your church to. Through the Revive Process with Anglican Revitalization Ministries, they have developed strategies to get healthy in the “V” too!

    • 23 min
    From Maintenance to Mission

    From Maintenance to Mission

    In this episode Canon Mark welcomes back his friend Sean Jecko to continue the conversation about doing evangelism through the local church. They emphasize the need to focus the congregation on identifying a specific people group in the community and then developing unique strategies to reach them with the Gospel. This also serves as a short preview of a workshop they will be giving as a pre conference at the upcoming New Wineskins Missions Conference.

    • 21 min
    A Vital Witness

    A Vital Witness

    In this episode Cn. Mark interviews The Rev. Joe Porfidio, who is in the middle of leading a church through the revitalization process. Fr. Joe became rector of a congregation that  declined from an ASA of over 80 down to 19.  By applying the principles and strategies taught in Anglican Revitalization Ministries, with much prayer, the church is now averaging over 50 and growing. With God all things are possible! Enjoy hearing Fr. Joe give a witness of what God is doing.

    • 25 min

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