United Methodist People Podcast

Sinopsis

The United Methodist People Podcast is all about the pastors, people, ministries and work of the United Methodist Church. The focus is telling good news stories which strengthen the connection in the United Methodist Church and support the mission of Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of The World. The United Methodist People Podcast also will address issues and matters which challenge the church and provide a forum for constructive discourse to take place over matters regarding the polity and practice of the United Methodist Church. The United Methodist Podcast is a place for opinion and conversation among the people who care about the health and vitality of the United Methodist Church and is not in any way officially sanctioned by any part of the United Methodist Church.

Episodios

  • UMPP.031: A Conversation about Church Finances with Ian Hall - Indiana Conference Director of Administration and Financial Services.

    UMPP.031: A Conversation about Church Finances with Ian Hall - Indiana Conference Director of Administration and Financial Services.

    28/05/2020 Duración: 52min

    On Episode 031 of The United Methodist People Podcast Rev. Dr Brad Miller and Indiana Area Bishop Julius Trimble welcome Ian Hall the indiana Conference Director of Administration and Finances.   Ian shared with Brad and the Bishop his faith journey including the important role of church camp in is faith development and call into service in administrative roles in the church.   In his role as director of finances Ian spoke about  the challenges facing local churches and and the annual conference ministries in the wake of the extraordinary circumstances of the corona virus pandemic.  Ian shared the resources and leadership that his office can offer to local churches in particular assisting them in making connection to such tools as online giving and government assistance.   The conversation included an assessment the fiscal health of the UMC including health insurance and pension matters.   A highlight of the conversation with Ian was his hopeful assessment that many local churches are not only maintaining but

  • UMPP.030. Being Encouraged by Young Clergy in a Time of Pandemic

    UMPP.030. Being Encouraged by Young Clergy in a Time of Pandemic

    19/05/2020 Duración: 45min

    In Episode 030 of the United Methodist People Podcast Rev. Dr. Brad Miller continue to partner with Indiana Bishop Julius Trimble to encourage United Methodist People in the age of a pandemic.   In this episode Bishop Trimble welcomes two younger clergy to the podcast to respond to how younger clergy are responding to the distinctive circumstances of doing ministry during a quarantine and navigating the present presses and crisis caused by the dissection i the United Methodist Church. Rev. Ross Stackhouse is the pastor of a new church plant Heaven Earth Church located in Whiteland, Indiana and Rev. Julia Gonzales is the Associate Pastor at St. Mark’s UMC in Carmel, Indiana. The two pastors speak to Bishop and Dr. Brad about the unique challenges that they face in their family life, marriage and ministry especially in light of the quarantine. In particular Bishop Trimble posed to both young clergy the Wesleyan question: “How Is It With Your Soul?”   The reply of both the pastors is something that the listener

  • BE.08:  “A Heart Strangely Warmed in a Pandemic”-Being Encouraged with Bishop Julius Trimble

    BE.08:  “A Heart Strangely Warmed in a Pandemic”-Being Encouraged with Bishop Julius Trimble

    11/05/2020 Duración: 22min

    Bishop Julius Trimble brings an encouraging word to the United Methodist People Podcast as he speaks to Rev. Dr. Brad Miller about living an Aldersgate experience of a “heart strangely warmed” in an age of a pandemic.   Bishop Trimble speaks of his own spiritual conversion at church camp as a youth and the to challenges of the church providing the environment of spiritual experience in church camps and on our college campuses in the era of a pandemic.   Bishop also outlines some of the processes involved in getting churches prepared to come back together in personal worship through a plan of logistics, learnings and leadership.   Bishop Trimble closed his conversation with Dr. Brad with a devotional message about developing a prayer movement in the church and there is no greater time to develop a choral movement of people committed to consistent prayer at all times and always. He encouraged all to respond in prayer to the question “What does it mean for us to be perfected in Christs Love?”   The United Method

  • UMPP.028: Creating Space for Fear, Making a Path for Faith. Being Encouraged with Bishop Julius Trimble.

    UMPP.028: Creating Space for Fear, Making a Path for Faith. Being Encouraged with Bishop Julius Trimble.

    04/05/2020 Duración: 25min

    UMPP.028: Creating Space for Fear, Making a Path for Faith.  Being Encouraged with Bishop Julius Trimble.   Indiana Area Bishop Julius Trimble talks to Rev. Dr. Brad Miller on matters of fear and faith on Episode 028 of the United Methodist People Podcast.  Their conversation updated plans in the church related to dealing with the quarantine caused by the cover-19 pandemic.   A decision has been made to ask churches to continue to not meet in person into June.      Bishop and Brad then had a lengthy conversation about how the stress caused by the pandemic has lead to a culture of fear among some that the church needs to speak to.   Bishop believes that respect and room needs to be made for people to experience the reality of the fear prevalent in the pandemic.   He goes on to talk about the need to ask God to strengthen our faith as a repose to facing our fears.   Bishop talks about now is the time to lean into our United Methodist connections and use this opportunity to be the family of God and to be strong

  • UMPP.027: Making Room for a New Normal in the United Methodist Church on Being Encouraged with Bishop Julius Trimble.

    UMPP.027: Making Room for a New Normal in the United Methodist Church on Being Encouraged with Bishop Julius Trimble.

    27/04/2020 Duración: 28min

    Rev. Dr. Brad Miller is joined by Indiana Area Bishop Julius Trimble on Being Encouraged by the Bishop on Episode 27 of the United Methodist People Podcast. Bishop Trimble brings a word of scripture from Psalm 33:20 about trust that God is our help and shield in every time of trouble.  Bishop confirmed that due to the quarantine and pandemic that the earliest churches would be back into public worship would be May 17. 2020. Brad and Bishop go on to have a conversation about what a new normal might look like for the UMC moving forward beyond the pandemic.  In particular there was deep conversation about the impact and role younger clergy and younger people feeling the call to ministry are shaping the nature of the ministry of the church moving forward.  There was an emphasis on adaptive leadership among our young clergy highlighted by the need to not wast time on internal conflict and seek impactful ways to make a difference for the Kingdom of God in the new normal world. Bishop Trimble concluded his conversat

  • UMPP.026: “How Is It With Your Soul?” Be Encouraged by Bishop Julius Trimble

    UMPP.026: “How Is It With Your Soul?” Be Encouraged by Bishop Julius Trimble

    20/04/2020 Duración: 30min

    In Episode 026 of The United Methodist People Podcast Rev. Dr. Brad Miller continues his conversation with Indiana Area Bishop Julius Trimble on Be Encouraged by Bishop Trimble.   In the conversation Bishop Trimble brings updates on plans to reopen churches, annual conference and General Conference.    Moreover, Bishop Trimble goes into matters of how how clergy and churches can best use their time during a time of quarantine.   In particular he speaks to Dr. Brad about his personal spiritual disciplines and the impact of considering the Wesleyan question: “How is it with your soul?”   Bishop Trimble concludes his conversation with a devotional thought from James 3:7 regarding wisdom, peace and mercy in a time of pandemic closing with a prayer of blessing for the listener.   Be blessed by Bishop Julius Trimble on Episode 26 of the United Methodist People Podcast.   The United Methodist People Podcast is a production of Rev. Dr. Brad Miller with the mission of strengthening the connection in the United Methodi

  • UMPP.025: A Very Unusual Easter. Be Encouraged by Bishop Julius Trimble

    UMPP.025: A Very Unusual Easter. Be Encouraged by Bishop Julius Trimble

    13/04/2020 Duración: 28min

    Easter 2020 was very unusual to say the least according to Indiana Area Bishop Julius Trimble. Bishop Trimble was Rev. Dr. Brad Miller’s guest on Be Encouraged by the Bishop on the United Methodist People Podcast. Bishop Trimble shared how he spent his Easter attending four online worship experiences and recording an Easter sermon which was aired on television and online on Easter Sunday. Of course the coronavirus pandemic caused the closure of almost all United Methodist Church buildings for Easter leaving most churches to worship in some sort of lifestream form. Bishop Trimble shared some of the key points from his Easter message: -To not be afraid. -To come and see. -To go and tell. Bishop Trimble then pointed to the ways that the church need to respond to impact of the pandemic on the future of worship, missions and ministry in the UMC. He said in order to sustain ministry moving forward it will take strategic prayer and planning that will mean the church will need to be more effective and efficient in a

  • UMPP.024: Be Encouraged by Bishop Julius Trimble (Holy Week Encouragement)

    UMPP.024: Be Encouraged by Bishop Julius Trimble (Holy Week Encouragement)

    06/04/2020 Duración: 22min

    UMPP.024: Be Encouraged by Bishop Julius Trimble (Holy Week Encouragement) Bishop Julius Trimble brings a message of encouragement for Holy Week on the United Methodist People Podcast Episode 024. Bishop Trimble encourages us to slow down this Holy Week and trust God. He speaks to Brad about creative ways that congregations are connecting to community thought digital worship and parking lot giveaways of palm branches. He talks about lessons learned in how to deal with corona virus quarantine through connections with the medical and pastoral staff at Indiana University Health System. Bishop Trimble offered a message to clergy and people for Easter to be compassionate with yourselves. Be generous with your grace, and be faithful in your calling. Future more he emphasized that many will feel like we're living in a Good Friday world but Easter is coming. And when Easter comes, we all will be able to say Jesus Christ is risen; Jesus Christ is risen indeed. The mission of the United Methodist People Podcast is to s

  • UMPP.023: Be Encouraged by Bishop Julius Trimble -Pastoral Care, General Conference, Revival

    UMPP.023: Be Encouraged by Bishop Julius Trimble -Pastoral Care, General Conference, Revival

    31/03/2020 Duración: 28min

    In Episode 23 of the United Methodist People Podcast Rev Dr Brad Miller has a second special episode of Be Encouraged by Bishop Julius Trimble. Bishop Julius Trimble is the resident bishop of the Indiana Area of the United Methodist Church. In this conversation Bishop Trimble talks to Brad about pastoral care of people in our churches and assisted living facilities who are impacted and infected by the coronavirus pandemic. He also discussed the impact of the recently announced postponement of General Conference and its implications on annual conference. Another topic of conversation was the financial health of local churches and the General Church. In spite of the challenges of the pandemic Bishop Trimble shared that he is encouraged by signs of mission and kindness in the local churches and believes that post pandemic there will be a revival in the church. Bishop Trimble plans to share an encouraging word through this podcast to be published each Tuesday. Bishop Trimble will take questions via email to Commu

  • UMPP:022. Be Encouraged by Bishop Julius Trimble-Indiana Area United Methodist Church

    UMPP:022. Be Encouraged by Bishop Julius Trimble-Indiana Area United Methodist Church

    24/03/2020 Duración: 31min

    Be Encouraged by Bishop Julius Trimble is a special edition episode (022) of The United Methodist People Podcast w/ Rev. Dr. Brad Miller. In the light of the dramatic impact of the coronavirus pandemic upon all aspects of life and its particular impact upon the United Methodist Church in Indiana Bishop Julius Trimble is Dr. Brad’s guest on Episode 022 of the United Methodist People Podcast. In their conversation Bishop Trimble encourages you to remember your baptismal covenant that “The Church is of God and will be preserved to the end of time” as a reminder that this great ordeal will someday pass and that the church will remain. Indeed, Bishop Trimble believe that this crisis may lead to a revival in the church. He emphasizes that we need to support one another and bear one another burdens during this crisis. This includes self-care for clergy and their families. The conversation included various innovative ways to do church while respecting the social distancing required by health officials. He said social

  • UMPP.021: Faithful and Inclusive: The Bible, Sexuality and the United Methodist Church with Rev. Rob Fuquay, Susan Wilke Fuquay and Rev. Dan Gangler.

    UMPP.021: Faithful and Inclusive: The Bible, Sexuality and the United Methodist Church with Rev. Rob Fuquay, Susan Wilke Fuquay and Rev. Dan Gangler.

    25/02/2020 Duración: 01h08min

    In Episode 21 of the United Methodist People Podcast Rev. Dr. Brad Miller leads a round table conversation about the video resource “Faith and Inclusive-The Bible, Sexuality and The United Methodist Church” with author, presenter Rev. Rob Fuquay, producer Susan Wilke Fuquay and hall of fame UMC communicator Rev. Dr. Dan Gangler. Rev. Rob Fuquay is the Senior Pastor of St Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, one of the UMC’s largest churches, and is the author of a number of books and small group resources including “The God We Can Know,” and “Which Way, Lord.” Susan Wilke Fuquay is a United Methodist Christian Educator. For more than 25 years, Susan has been directly involved with Disciple Bible Study. She co-edited the youth version of Disciple. She was a Disciple trainer at National Training Events for many years and has personally facilitated more than 30 Disciple groups. Rev. Dr. Dan Gangler is a member of the The United Methodist Association of Communicators  Hall of Fame. He is now r

  • UMPP:020. Jan Lawrence, Executive Director, “Reconciling Ministry Network”

    UMPP:020. Jan Lawrence, Executive Director, “Reconciling Ministry Network”

    22/06/2019 Duración: 31min

    In Episode 020 of the United Methodist People Podcast Rev. Dr. Brad Miller has a conversation with Jan Lawrence the Executive Director of the Reconciling Ministry Network.   The Reconciling Ministry Network is comprised of over 40,000 Reconciling United Methodists and over 1,000 Reconciling Churches and Communities. Dozens of statements, open letters, and bold refutations of GC2019’s shameful decisions have emerged from the people, communities, and churches of the Reconciling movement across the connection. Since GC2019, these people who call themselves Reconciling have borne witness for justice in media outlets, performed same-gender weddings, organized gatherings, and continued in faithful ministry as called by their Creator. We are not only working on what is to come, but we are already living it. Justice movements within our Church can no longer seek justice by compromise. To do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God require us to rise and resist.    The United Methodist People Podcast with Rev.

  • UMPP:019. The Methodist Reclamation Project w/ Rev. Chris Tiedeman

    UMPP:019. The Methodist Reclamation Project w/ Rev. Chris Tiedeman

    20/06/2019 Duración: 47min

    The founder of The Methodist Reclamation Project Rev. Chris Tiedeman is Rev. Dr. Brad Miller’s guest on Episode 019 of the United Methodist People Podcast.   The Methodist Reclamation Project is a facebook group presence founded to respond to the decision of the 2019 General Conference to advocate a progressive/centrist viewpoint on the matters facing the UMC.   Chris is the pastor or Christ UMC-Wabash, Indiana.    In this in-depth interview, Chris tells Brad about coming to the church when he was dating the daughter of a UMC pastor while they both were in a high school drama production of “The Beverly Hillbillies.”  He described how the openness of the UMC spoke to him and nurtured his faith eventually leading him into pastoral ministry.  He is known among other things as the “Ukulele Pastor” for playing and singing with his “Uke” in the community.   He and some colleagues created the Methodist Reclamation Project to speak to effect change to save what can be of the United Methodist Movement.  He looks to af

  • UMPP:018. Shannon Priddy-National President United Methodist Women

    UMPP:018. Shannon Priddy-National President United Methodist Women

    07/06/2019 Duración: 44min

    Shannon Priddy is the national president of the United Methodist Women and candidate for election to become a delegate to the 2020 General Conference from the Indiana Conference. In Episode 018 of the United Methodist People Podcast, she is interviewed in depth by Rev. Dr. Brad Miller. Shannon shares with Brad her faith in Jesus Christ in growing up and her local church involvement with United Methodist Women inspired by UMW’s emphasis on missions, social justice, and inclusion.  She got involved with leadership in UMW in her local church (North UMC-Indianapolis) and her leadership ability was affirmed by her rise to become the president of the national UMW.   Shannon’s skills are arising furthermore as she has got involved with the UMCNext movement in response to the 2019 General Conference.  She talked with Brad about her experience at the May 2019 UMCNext conference in Kansas City, KS which called together progressive and centrist groups in the church to pray and process a strategy and response to the harm

  • UMPP:017. Room for All Coalition-Rev. Duane Carlisle and Rev. Jill Howard

    UMPP:017. Room for All Coalition-Rev. Duane Carlisle and Rev. Jill Howard

    06/06/2019 Duración: 36min

    In Episode 017 of The United Methodist People Podcast Rev. Dr. Brad Miller has a conversation with Rev. Duane Carlise from Indianapolis Broadway UMC and Rev. Jill Howard from Indianapolis-Rosedale Hills UMC who are instrumental creating the Room for All Coalition.    The Room for All Coalition brings together several like-minded progressive advocacy groups in the UMC in Indiana to plan and strategize about next steps for the UMC. They speak with Brad about their experience at the UMC Next Conference recently held at UMC Church of the Resurrection in Kansas City KS. Both Duane and Jill are offering themselves as candidates for election to 2020 General Conference from Indiana and speak to Brad about their willingness and calling to serve the church in this manner. The is an important conversation that addresses difficult matters facing the UMC in a defining moment in church history. Rev. Dr. Brad Miller June 2019    

  • UMPP.016: Indiana Area Bishop Julius Trimble - “Stay Astonished and Be Encouraged”

    UMPP.016: Indiana Area Bishop Julius Trimble - “Stay Astonished and Be Encouraged”

    12/12/2018 Duración: 56min

    Bishop Julius Trimble returns to the United Methodist People Podcast in an in-depth interview with Rev. Dr. Brad Miller.    Bishop Trimble shares with Brad his spiritual disciplines including his devotional practices and working out regularly as well as his practice of praying with his wife in the care before any trip.   The Way Forward was the focus of much of the conversation with Bishop Trimble emphasizing a few points: His belief that differing views on human sexuality should not be a church-dividing issue. Concern that focusing so much on matters of humans sexuality in the church distracts from the primary purpose of the United Methodist Church to “Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.” Hope that the UMC will handle our disagreements in such a way that love Jesus is not obscured and be a model to a world in disarray.   Brad concluded the interview by asking Bishop Trimble about his future hopes for the UMC which included admiring the vitality and ingenuity of younger clerg

  • UMPP.015: “Hearts at Peace” A Conversation with Rev. Lisa Schubert Nowling

    UMPP.015: “Hearts at Peace” A Conversation with Rev. Lisa Schubert Nowling

    27/10/2018 Duración: 55min

    The purpose of the United Methodist People Podcast with Rev. Dr. Brad Miller is to strengthen the connection int eh United Methodist Church through conversation and commentary to fulfill the mission of the United Methodist Church of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. In Episode 015 Brad has a deep conversation with Rev. Lisa Schubert Nowling the Senior Pastor or College Avenue United Methodist Church in Muncie Indiana and an Indiana Conference delegate to the 2019 General Conference. Lisa tells Brad about her early faith formation in being nurtured and encouraged in her local church to sept into leadership and eventually answering the call to ministry complimented by here training an skills and education in journalism and French. Lisa has special affinity for serving people in the margins of life on matter of social justice and enhancing the influence to the local church to achieve life transformation Lisa expressed to Brad her concerned about the state of the church and how

  • UMPP.014: A Roundtable Conversation on The One Church Plan

    UMPP.014: A Roundtable Conversation on The One Church Plan

    10/10/2018 Duración: 01h03min

    The purpose of the United Methodist people podcast is to strengthen the connection in the United Methodist Church through conversation and commentary as a means to achieve the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ of the transformation of the world. In Episode 014 of the United Methodist People Podcast with Rev. Dr. Brad Miller conversation and commentary were at hand as Brad hosted a lively discussion with three other elders on the topic of The Way Forward, particularly The One Church Plan which will be presented to the 2019 General Conference.   Brad was joined by Rev. Jerry Rairdon, Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church in Noblesville Indiana and founder of Uniting Methodist Indiana, Rev. Jill Moffat Howard, Pastor of Rosedale Hills United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana who is an alternate delegate to the 2019 General Conference from the Indiana Annual Conference and Rev. Dr. Mark Holland Executive Director of MainstreamUMC.com from Kansas City, Kansas. The focus of the roundtable

  • UMPP.013: Rev. Dr. Mark Holland of MainstreamUMC.com “Gut Check Time for The UMC”

    UMPP.013: Rev. Dr. Mark Holland of MainstreamUMC.com “Gut Check Time for The UMC”

    22/09/2018 Duración: 52min

    The director of MainstreamUMC.com, Rev. Dr. Mark Holland is Rev. Dr. Brad Miller’s guest on Episode 013 of the United Methodist People Podcast.   Mainstream UMC is an advocacy group which supports the adoption of The One Church Plan prepared by the Commission no the Way Forward and affirmed by the Bishops of the UMC.   Mark talks to Brad about his faith journey as a third generation United Methodist Pastor serving in Kansas City, Kansas for the majority of his pastoral ministry.  Mark also had the rather unique experience of serving as the Mayor of Kansas City, Kansas concurrent to his pastorate at Trinity UMC in Kansas City.   Mark is taking a sabbatical year to concentrate on efforts to influence on delegates to the 2019 General Conference supporting The One Church Plan.   Mark describes the difference between the One Church plan and the Traditional Plan and argues that the One Church Plan is preferable.   He speaks to Brad about the following:   Comparing the UMC to a dinner plate which can be chipped and

  • UMPP.012: Rev. Jerry Rairdon-Creating A Church His Children and Grandchildren

    UMPP.012: Rev. Jerry Rairdon-"Creating A Church His Children and Grandchildren"

    21/09/2018 Duración: 43min

    Episode 012 of The United Methodist People Podcast features Rev. Dr. Brad Miller conducting an in-depth interview with Rev. Jerry Rairdon, Lead Pastor of First United Methodist Church in Noblesville, Indiana. Jerry is an organizer of Indiana Uniting Methodist a group which advocates for the "One Church" Plan for "The Way Forward" which will be presented at the called February 2019 General Conference. Indiana Uniting Methodist is planning a special event featuring a message from Rev. Dr. Mark Holland from Kansas City KS, Director of  Mainstream UMC another group advocating the One Church Plan.  The event is Monday, October 8, 7:00 PM ET at St. Lukes UMC in Indianapolis. Jerry spoke to Brad about the following matters important to him: His call to Christ and Ministry. First UMC -Noblesville (IN) Organic Farm The generation of his children and grandchildren don’t understand closed-mindedness toward LGBTQ people. His call to create a church where his children and grandchildren would want to attend. The context t

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