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Ecclesiology is the study (or theology) of the church. What it is, how it operates, how it best honors God and helps His people. Practical Ecclesiology is a podcast for church leaders and laypeople alike, about how the local church can stay biblically faithful. The podcast is hosted by Michael S. Foster, currently on staff at a Presbyterian church in Spartanburg, SC. If you love the church, this is the podcast for you.
||Clean23. Pastoring in a transient community (Andy Webb and Jake Mentzel)||Michael interviews Pastors Andy Webb and Jake Mentzel on the challenges (and benefits) of pastoring in a transient community.||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22. Leading an elder board (Tim Bayly and David Abu-Sara)||Michael interviews Pastors Tim Bayly and David Abu-Sara on leading an elder board.||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21. Pastoring the Sick and Dying (Max Curell and Andrew Dionne)||Michael talks about pastoring the sick, the dying, and those left behind with Pastors Max Curell and Andrew Dionne.||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20. Social media and pastoral ministry (Jake Mentzel and Toby Sumpter)||Michael talks social media with Pastors Jake Mentzel and Toby Sumpter.||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19. Liturgical controversies (Andrew Dionne and Jody Killingsworth)||Michael talks to Pastors Andrew Dionne and Jody Killingsworth about proper liturgy.||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18. Is the church woke or sleeping? (Adam Robles and Mark Robinson)||Michael interviews Adam Robles and Mark Robinson on the subject of race.||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17. A church for the working man (Eric Conn)||Michael and Pastor Eric Conn talk church and the working man.||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16. The Educational Dilemma (Lucas Weeks and Gabriel Colangelo)||Michael interviews Lucas Weeks and Gabriel Colangelo on how to educate our children.||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15. Gospel Centrality (Stephen Baker)||Michael and Pastor Stephen Baker of Clearnote Pastor's College continue their discussion of gospel centrality, antinomianism, and the dangers thereof.||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14. The Trouble with Gospel-Centered Preaching||Michael interviews Pastors Shawn Mathis and Stephen Baker on the trouble with gospel-centered preaching.||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13. Citycentric Church Planting (Keith Miller and David Talcott)||Michael discusses the citycentric church planting movement with Keith Miller and David Talcott.||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12. Equipping the Church to Reach Muslims (Anthony Rogers)||Michael talks to Anthony Rogers about equipping the church to reach Muslims.||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11. Pastoral Care in Church Planting (Pete Williamson and Joseph Bayly)||Michael talks church planting with two church planters--not from a business perspective, as too many church planting ministries do these days, but rather from a pastoral one. Featuring Joseph Bayly and Pete Williamson.||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10. Why Does Ecclesiology Matter? (Jake Mentzel & Nate Harlan)||Why DOES ecclesiology matter? And, uh, should this maybe have been the first episode? In any case, Michael interviews Pastor Jake Mentzel of Warhorn Media and Pastor Nate Harlan of Trinity Evangelical Church (Larwell, IN).||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9. The Nashville Statement (Jake Mentzel & Peter Jones)||In this episode, I discuss The Nashville Statement with Pastors Jake Mentzel and Peter Jones. You can find the shows note on: www.practicalecclesiology.com.||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8. Bi-Vocational Ministry (Jon Speed)||In this episode, I talk the blessings & challenges of bi-vocational ministry with Pastor Jon Speed.||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7. Principles of Institutional Authority||In this solo-episode, I layout ten principles of institutional authority that help us understand the relationship between the family, the state, and the church.||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6. The Internet & Ecclesiological Idealism||This episode is a rare solo episode where I talk about how the internet can negatively effect our expectations regarding the local church. It is weird and meanders a little.||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5. Evaluating the Family Integrated Church with Shawn Mathis||In this episode, I discuss the good and bad of the family integrated church movement with Pastor Shawn Mathis (www.pastormathis.com).||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4. The Local Church vs. Abortion (Joseph Spurgeon)||This episode, I interview Pastor Joseph Spurgeon about a range issues but we zero in on the topic of abortion. We dig into why so many churches are unfaithful in this area and what we can do about it.||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3. Training Pastors in the Church, for the Church (Stephen Baker )||In this episode, I once again talk to Pastor Stephen Baker but with a focus on the work he is doing as the dean of Clearnote Pastors College (CPC) in Bloomington, IN. CPC has a model that differs from the modern seminary model in several ways. Namely, s||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2. Cultivating a Welcoming Church (Eric Tuffendsam)||In this episode. I talk with Eric Tuffendsam about some of the intentional steps you can take to make your church a more welcoming church and how to protect it from becoming ingrown.||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1. Pastor Interview (Stephen Baker)||In this episode, I interview Pastor Stephen Baker about his call to the ministry, growing as a counselor, a pastor’s responsibilities to his family, and much more.||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Profoundly biblical, honest, and thoughtful
I've highly benefited from the podcasts in this so far! I think what makes this podcast unique is its biblical and honest look at what it's like to be in the trenches of pastoring and doing vocational ministry. This kind of wisdom is definitely needed for those who believe are called into the ministry. I also appreciate the thoughts on not joking around all the time on the podcasts! Focus is key. Can't wait to hear more!
Good practical instruction and stories regarding real church life. Great info for anyone who takes involvement in the local church seriously.
In a time in which the church by and large is missing how to fellowship biblically with each other this podcast is a breath of fresh air.
Looking forward to more episodes!