The SMC Podcast
By The Southern Michigan Conference of the Free Methodist Church
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We are a network of Free Methodist Churches across Southern Michigan that are looking to multiply.
||CleanCornerstone's Apartment Dinner Church||Interview with Paul Parker||3/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJiran Collective||Dearborn Free Methodist recently hosted a soccer event that united their kids with many Syrian refugees. Today we talk with Megan about this event and learn more about Jiran Collective—a new ministry she's a part of that reaches Muslims and refugees.||2/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe SMC's New Microchurches||As mentioned in a recent Conference Chronicles, Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church commissioned Dwight and Julie Weber to launch a network of Microchurches in the Michiana area. This endeavor is a joint venture between the Wabash and Southern Michigan Conferences with the goal of establishing a network of churches. Today on The SMC Podcast, we talk with Dwight to hear the story of how this came to be and get more details on what it will look like.||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Journey of Hope||When we left the Pardee Rd. property and moved into West Middle School in Taylor, we decided to treat ourselves like a church plant and launch ourselves back into the community. Over the past thirteen weeks, we have been getting used to our new space and our new portable system. We felt like this was vital before we began inviting others to our gatherings. February 10th is the day in which we chose to launch our first gathering for the public. Over these past thirteen weeks amazing things have taken place: Our volunteer engagement has increased 45% We've served the Taylor School District and built a relationship with them We held a teacher and staff appreciation luncheon at the school We continue to write encouraging notes to the students We are collecting supplies that the teachers need for their classrooms We bought the school over 300 new chairs they needed for events We have planned out some upcoming strategic community events We ask that you join us in prayer for Feb 10th that Jesus would continue to move on the hearts of our friends that we are inviting to that day, that people would accept the salvation of Jesus, that we would continue to build in-roads into our community, and the missional culture will continue to develop. Learn more about Journey of Hope on this week's podcast episode!||1/31/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRunning on Empty||Assistant Superintendent Michael Forney brings us a word of encouragement and some advice to keep moving forward in ministry and stay encouraged.||1/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDetroit Dinner Church||Today we talk with Mark Cryderman who brought the dinner church model to our conference alone with his wife Mary. Their family is working hard at trying to bring a dinner church into every neighborhood in Detroit.||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Look Inside Journey of Faith Community||In today's episode we take a look at what's going on in Journey of Hope, one of our SMC churches. Pastor Sheryl Colter gives us a closer look at their group model and also shares with us what it's like to be a woman in ministry.||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFacing the Impossible||Michael Forney gives us spiritual advice for facing the impossible tasks that come up in our churches.||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReaching a Younger Generation||With Annie Bailey Roberts||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|