We get that you’re busy and sometimes can’t commit to sitting down for an hour-long webinar, but still want to learn how to improve your leadership skills or plant an emerging place of worship. So why not check out some of our podcasts? We’ve got original content plus episodes of other podcasts that we’re featured on. They’re perfect for your commute to work or while doing chores.

Hopeful Economics podcast

Hopeful Economics is a way of looking at the world’s assets and abundance and making that work for everyone. With an incredible lineup of speakers, you’ll dive deep into the relationship between social enterprise and faith. You’ll learn about the economic impact of churches and how to pitch your community of faith to form new partnerships. This is a joint project between New Church Ministry and EDGE: A Network for Ministry Development.

Episode 1 – Why the Hopeful Economics Podcast

What is Hopeful Economics? And why should you listen? Our first episode features a welcome from Ryan Turnbull and a land acknowledgment from Michael Blair, General Secretary of the United Church of Canada. Listen

Episode 2 – What are we centering?

Adriana Beemans is the Inclusive Local Economies Program Director at The Metcalf Foundation. She is going to share how The Metcalf Foundation approaches its inclusive local economies work, what they’ve learned, and offer a short reflection for our moment in time. Listen

Episode 3 – Pitching for Partnerships

The Presbyterian Church USA’s 1001 New Worshiping Communities help ministries develop their story and pitch to find partners in social enterprise. You’ll hear from: Jon Moore, Mission Engagement Advisor and Alia Abaya – Director, Community Impact and Member Experience, Alterna Credit Union. As you will learn – it isn’t just about asking for money! It’s about building relationship. Listen

Episode 4 – Social Justice

Learn about some of the history of social justice around the world and how the last decade has leapt us forward in our thinking from the Rev. Dr. Japhet Ndhlovu, the United Church of Canada’s Executive Minister, Church in Mission responsible for the Philippines, India, Angola, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. Now is the time for hopeful economics! Listen

Episode 5 – Understanding God’s Economy: Part 1

Money is one of the most common topics in the Bible. In this introductory session, you will hear about the important linkages and the theological underpinnings of money. The economy and existing systems aren’t perfect, yet there are some important tools that can be considered differently to support social justice and equity in the world. Our guest, the Reverend Doctor Patrick Garnet Duggan, is an ordained clergyperson in the United Church of Christ (UCC) – Senior Pastor of the Congregational Church of South Hempstead UCC, where he has led sustained membership growth and missional vitality for over 25 years. Since 2012, Dr. Duggan has also served as Executive Director of the UCC Church Building and Loan Fund (CB&LF). Listen

Episode 6 – Understanding God’s Economy – Part 2

Money is one of the most common topics in the Bible. In this introductory session, you will hear about the important linkages and the theological underpinnings of money. The economy and existing systems aren’t perfect, yet there are some important tools that can be considered differently to support social justice and equity in the world. Guests include the Reverend Doctor Patrick Garnet Duggan, an ordained clergyperson in the United Church of Christ (UCC) and Senior Pastor of the Congregational Church of South Hempstead UCC, where he has led sustained membership growth and missional vitality for over 25 years. Since 2012, Dr. Duggan has also served as Executive Director of the UCC Church Building and Loan Fund (CB&LF). Listen

Guest episodes

In Disciples Men‘s second series, Building Connections, hosts Greg and Alex have conversations with various leaders within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada about how ministry to and with men connects with their ministry and mission. Pastor Terrell L McTyer, Minister of New Church Strategies, is featured in an episode where he speaks about building the new church and how ministry to/with men fits into our current context.

At the Future Christian Podcast, host Loren Richmond Jr. asks pastors, authors, and other faith leaders for helpful advice and practical wisdom to help communities of faith walk boldly into the future. Pastor Terrell was featured in an episode where he discussed how to overcome gaps in funding and imagination to be innovative and creative in new church and church re-vitalization ministry contexts.

The Cyclical Podcast brings together voices of faithful innovators to gain wisdom, best practices, and post-colonial frameworks to guide listeners on their journey of leading transformation through the Church. In episode #2, Pastor Terrell takes hosts Brendan McClenahan and Nick Warnes back to his first new church. He shares stories about why it started, the obstacles and resistance they hit along the way, and why he and his team resisted growing big.