The Millennial Pastors Podcast
Ep 11 Transitions in and out of Pandemic

Ep 11 Transitions in and out of Pandemic

May 10, 2021

With vaccines rolling out, summer on the way, and the hope and dreams of pandemic measures finally no longer being needed, the church and all of society is entering into a period of Transition. As quickly as this pandemic started, transitioning out might not so be easy. 

Join Pastor Courtenay and Pastor Erik for a conversation about pandemic transitions.

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This podcast is sponsored by the Manitoba Northwestern Ontario Synodof 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 10 - A Pandemic Ministry Year

Ep 10 - A Pandemic Ministry Year

March 8, 2021

We are now 1 year into this pandemic. Lent has started again, and Ash Wednesday - for many folks - was the last major church festival to last happen pre-pandemic. What have we learned in the past year, and how will we do things differently in year two. 

Join Pastor Courtenay and Pastor Erik for a conversation about this anniversary of this on going pandemic.

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This podcast is sponsored by the Manitoba Northwestern Ontario Synodof 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. 9 It is all interim ministry

Ep. 9 It is all interim ministry

January 27, 2021

It is all interim ministry. As we have explored ministry trends during the 20th and 21st century and lived out the reality of being working pastors for the past 10 years, we have come to a conclusion - it is all interim ministry. A changing church and a changing world mean that we are always in between things and moving from one chapter to the next. 

Join Pastor Courtenay and Pastor Erik for a conversation about interim ministry and how all ministry is interim in the 21st century.

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This podcast is sponsored by the Manitoba Northwestern Ontario Synodof 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.8 Ministry in 2021 - Ughhh

Ep.8 Ministry in 2021 - Ughhh

January 12, 2021

Er... Happy New year?

So, 2021 hasn't started out exactly as we all dreamed it would heading into Christmas. The pandemic is still raging, churches are still mostly virtual and democracy is only in a free falling crisis.

What does that mean for people of faith in 2021? What will ministry look like for the next 3 months, 6 months or 12 months?

Join Pastor Courtenay and Pastor Erik for a conversation about ministry in 2021 and what this new year might bring.  

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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 7 The Pandemic Reformation and the Post-Pandemic Church Part II

Ep 7 The Pandemic Reformation and the Post-Pandemic Church Part II

December 16, 2020

So, it has been a while. Just after recording our last episode, Pastor Erik developed a case of Bell's palsy. It took a few extra weeks to heal and be able to talk properly again, but it is good to be back. Pastor Courtenay and Pastor Erik continue their conversation about the Pandemic Reformation and the Post-Pandemic Church. We continue to talk about way the church can look to a future that has been forever changed by this pandemic, but also by the other crises facing our world. 

In Episode 7, we map out 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 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/

 

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 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)

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