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The Inaugural Edition of The Hoosier United Methodist Podcast: Episode #000.
Welcome to the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast.
I’m so glad we found each other, so let’s unpack what you have found here?
The purpose of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast is to strengthen connection in the United Methodist Church in Indiana as a means to carry out the mission to “make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” We do this through audio conversations with thought leaders and difference makers from the laity, clergy and churches of the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.
As host I will bring my 30 years of pastoral experience and my background in radio to your ears as we learn together from innovative leaders in Indiana United Methodism. Indeed, guests on the HUMP include Rev. Bob Farr, the keynote speaker from the 2014 annual conference and catalyst for the “100 Points of Light” campaign, Dr. Phil Amerson, recently retired president of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Rev. Todd Outcalt, pastor of Calvary UMC-Brownsburg and author of 30 books. In addition to conversations with our guests, the HUMP will include helpful resources and tools to that can be applied to local church ministry.
The goal of each edition of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast will be to provide two to three transferable, actionable tools and strategies to strengthen the connection of Indiana United Methodist Churches within the church and to their communities.
The HUMP will be published weekly (usually Wednesdays) on this blog (www.hoosierunitedmethodist.com) and on iTunes and Stitcher. In addition, you can connect with the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast at www.facebook.com/hoosierunitedmethodist or at twitter.com/HoosierUMC.
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As we embark on this podcast adventure together, I just have a strong leading that others are passionate about strengthening connection in the United Methodist Church in Indiana.
Perhaps you resonate as I do with the wisdom writer:
” Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” (Ecclesiastes 4:12 NIV)
Please consider this podcast as one “strand” working with you to become a strong church “not quickly broken.”
Now… Go Make Disciples and Transform the World.
Dr. Brad Miller, Greenwood, IN (August 2014)
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