The Vital Connection
By Dakotas Conference UMC
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A podcast for church leaders to remind us that we are in this together—the great mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ. Directors of the Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist Church, interview leaders in the church and community about their ministry experiences and share what they have learned from those experiences.
||CleanEpisode seven: Mentoring the next generation of leaders||In this episode, Jeff Pospisil, Dakotas Conference executive director of finance and administration and Tom Freier, member of Bismarck Legacy UMC, discuss mentoring in the local church. Freier and Pospisil were both part of First United Methodist...||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode six: Creating a culture of call||In this episode of the Vital Connection, Taylor Johnson and Curtis Mittendorf, Sioux Falls First United Methodist discuss how they are discerning their call to ministry with Sheri Meister, executive director of the Dakotas United Methodist Foundation...||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode five: Challenges of church transformation and change||In this episode of The Vital Connection, Rev.Kermit Culver, Northwest District Superintendent talks about the processes of church change and transformation. Culver was appointed Bismarck First United Methodist Church, the church had once been a very...||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode four: Social media with Jason Smith||Churches across the Dakotas and beyond are always asking the questions, “How can we reach people for Christ? And, “how can we connect with people who haven’t decided to walk through our doors yet?” In this 4th episode of the Vital Connection, J||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode three: Rev. Kent Millard shares attitude of gratitude and giving||In episode three of The Vital Connection, The Reverend Dr. Kent Millard, president United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio and South Dakota native joins Sheri Meister, Executive Director of the Dakotas United Methodist Foundation to discuss his...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode two: Creating a culture of call insights from Pastor Charlie Moore||"Our job as a pastor is to build relationships and give people a chance to try things out. Empower them, create a space for God to work on their passions," Pastor Charlie Moore, Sioux Falls Sunnycrest UMC. In this episode Jeff Pospisil, Executive...||9/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode one: Bishop Bruce R. Ough Talks About Prayer||More than a century ago, E.M. Bounds, author and Methodist clergy, wrote in the Power through Prayer, "Every mighty move of the Spirit of God has had its source in the prayer chamber." Are you ready to prayer for the mighty move of the Spirit in...||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|