The Millennial Pastors Podcast
Ep 6 The Pandemic Reformation and the Post Pandemic Church Part 1

Ep 6 The Pandemic Reformation and the Post Pandemic Church Part 1

November 5, 2020

It is a new pandemic month and, like good Lutherans, Pastor Courtenay and Pastor Erik have been thinking about reformation - Pandemic Reformation that is. We are living in a moment of accelerated social, cultural and ecclesiological change. Who we were going into this pandemic will be changed into new people coming out the other side. 

In Episode 6, we discuss our hopes, dreams and wishes for a post-pandemic church coming through this Pandemic Reformation. 

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This podcast is sponsored by the Manitoba Northwestern Ontario Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC).

Music by Audionautix.com

Theme Song - "Jesus Loves Me" by Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Alberta and the North (LOMAN)

Ep 5 The Deconstruction and Reconstruction of the Pandemic Church

Ep 5 The Deconstruction and Reconstruction of the Pandemic Church

October 16, 2020

Pastor Courtenay and Pastor Erik are back with more discussion of the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Church. In this episode, we discuss the deconstruction and reconstruction of several parts of church life: the physical space, worship, programs/governance/committees, theological deconstruction and reconstruction and of course the deconstruction of 20th century baggage. 

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This podcast is sponsored by the Manitoba Northwestern Ontario Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC).

Music by Audionautix.com

Theme Song - "Jesus Loves Me" by Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Alberta and the North (LOMAN)

Ep 4 - Managing the Congregational System During a Pandemic

Ep 4 - Managing the Congregational System During a Pandemic

October 7, 2020

So it seems that this global pandemic is still around. 6 months in and many of us are hitting a wall. Managing the stress of a congregation is daunting task for any leader. Understanding how and why a congregation or any group of people are acting the way they do is vitally important. 

Pastors Courtenay and Erik discussion family systems theory as it applies to congregations and offer some thoughts on managing the system during a pandemic.

*Book recommendation*

Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times by Peter Steinke

https://www.amazon.ca/Congregational-Leadership-Anxious-Times-Courageous/dp/1566993288

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This podcast is sponsored by the Manitoba Northwestern Ontario Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC).

Music by Audionautix.com

Theme Song - "Jesus Loves Me" by Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Alberta and the North (LOMAN)

Ep 3 - Ministry During a Pandemic Part 2

Ep 3 - Ministry During a Pandemic Part 2

September 23, 2020

In Episode 3, Pastors Erik and Courtenay AGAIN talk about doing ministry during a pandemic. Although it has only been six month since a global pandemic was declared, it feels much longer.

The conversation continues:
Act 3 - Should we or shouldn't we? A conversation about about resuming or beginning in-person ministry after lockdowns.
Act 4 - Pandemic long haul. The church is being transformed, but living in the in-between time is hard.

Act 5 - Where do you go from here? Finding a way forward for ministry and life together.

 

Articles referenced in the show:
Nothing can make up for the loss: back to worship in a pandemic https://medium.com/ministrymatters/nothing-can-make-up-for-the-loss-back-to-worship-in-a-pandemic-14edd1aa2b15 

Fasting from the body of Christ and fasting from the Eucharist

https://millennialpastor.ca/2020/04/02/fasting-from-the-body-of-christ-and-fasting-from-the-eucharist/

 

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This podcast is sponsored by the Manitoba Northwestern Ontario Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC).

Music by Audionautix.com

Theme Song - "Jesus Loves Me" by Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Alberta and the North (LOMAN)

Ep 2 - Ministry During a Pandemic Part 1

Ep 2 - Ministry During a Pandemic Part 1

September 16, 2020

In Episode 2, Pastors Erik and Courtenay talk about doing ministry during a pandemic. Although it is only been six month since a global pandemic was declared, it feels much longer. The conversation begins by going back and remembering the early days of the pandemic in Act 1 and talking about the shift to online ministry in Act 2. 

Check out The Millennial Pastor blog.

This podcast is sponsored by the Manitoba Northwestern Ontario Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC).

Music by Audionautix.com

Theme Song - "Jesus Loves Me" by Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Alberta and the North (LOMAN)

Ep 1 - Ten Years Into This Gig

Ep 1 - Ten Years Into This Gig

September 1, 2020

In Episode 1, Pastors Erik and Courtenay talk about being Millennial Pastors. Stories about Millennial Moments, the date that changed us all, the collective grief of the church that the glory days have ended and new skills changing the way we do ministry in the 21st Century. 

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This podcast is sponsored by the Manitoba Northwestern Ontario Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC).

Music by Audionautix.com

Theme Song - "Jesus Loves Me" by Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Alberta and the North (LOMAN)

Episode 0 - Teaser

Episode 0 - Teaser

August 25, 2020

Welcome to the Millennial Pastors Podcast!

In this teaser trailer, Pastors Erik and Courtenay talk about starting a new podcast, ministry in the 21st century, ministry in a pandemic and the intimacy of podcasting. 

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This podcast is sponsored by the Manitoba Northwestern Ontario Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC).

Music by Audionautix.com

Theme Song - "Jesus Loves Me" by Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Alberta and the North (LOMAN)

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