Congregations for Children

Episode 7: A Conversation with Susan Pennock

This episode of Connect airs on February 18, 2015.  Susan Pennock is a layperson who lives in Hendersonville, NC.  She is a consultant for the WNCC working on the development of Congregations for Children and has been with Communities In Schools of North Carolina for the past 8 years.  Our discussion will include her work with education in the the state of North Carolina and her passion for the church being active in schools. Check Out Christianity Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio

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The ministry of United Methodist Men in WNCC & more

Episode 6: A Conversation with Neil Brown

This episode of Connect airs on February 11, 2015.  Neil Brown is a layperson at Spruce Pine UMC in Spruce Pine, NC.  He is also the president of the WNCC United Methodist Men.  Our conversation will look at his life in the church, what led him to be active in UMM, and then what the program of of UMM looks like in Western North Carolina. Check Out Christianity Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Connect Radio on BlogTalkRadio

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How an unorthodox D.S. gets the job done

Episode 5: A Conversation with John Boggs

This 5th episode of Connect airs on February 4, 2015. We spoke with Dr. John Boggs, the superintendent of the Blue Ridge District in the Western North Carolina Conference.  He has served across the Conference in a variety of local churches.  He is known for his creative and unorthodox style of being a DS.  He has a love for worship and spirituality and brings that experience to the Cabinet and to leading the pastors of the Blue Ridge District. Check Out Christianity

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A discussion about the calling and life of a District Superintendent

Episode 4: A Conversation with Amy Coles

Rev. Amy Coles is the superintendent of the Smoky Mountain District and is the secretary of the cabinet. We will talk about her call to ministry and what led her to ministry as a second career. We will also discuss what it is like to be a part of the process of assigning over 800 clergy to 1100 churches. Check Out Christianity Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Connect Radio on BlogTalkRadio

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A discussion about Christian journey in a mountain town

Episode 3: A Conversation with Steve Ellis

Steve Ellis is a layperson at First UMC in Waynesville.  He is an attorney, an active community member, and he lives his faith out as a husband, father, church volunteer and community member.  Our conversation includes discusion of his family life, his favorite moments in church, and his shaping of a number of young people for life and ministry. Check Out Christianity Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Connect Radio on BlogTalkRadio

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A discussion of call and ministry with a young clergy

Episode 2: A Conversation with Sarah Howell

The second episode of Connect airs on January 14, 2015.  Rev. Sarah Howell is an associate at Centenary UMC in Winston-Salem, NC and is responsible for the Roots Revival service that happens on Wednesday nights.  Our conversation included looking at her life as a PK, her call to ministry, her going into full time service and what it is like to lead an alternative worship community. Check Out Christianity Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Connect Radio on BlogTalkRadio

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