Tag Archives: church

025 What is the council of the diocese and why does it matter?



Time for some insider baseball on this episode of JesusHacked. Guest Al Ludwig from Emmanuel Church and host  Barbi Click both serve on Diocesan Council. They talk about what council does, who would be well suited to this work, and how being a member has influenced their day to day life.

Al is also on the nominations committee and sheds some light on this year’s quest for nominees for elections to be held at diocesan convention in November.

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023 How does a downtown church find God’s work beyond their red doors?



An intentional self-study as a beloved pastor of thirty plus years was retiring, a congregational development course challenged a downtown congregation to discern they wanted to be not only more visible in their community, but more active and engaged. It led them out the front doors, to look up and around at the connections to be made.  “We didn’t set out to start whole new social service agency. We were just trying to figure out, how can we as a faith community bring our resources, energy, talents and skills to the table to meet some of the needs we have in this community?”

With Robyn Burnett and Ken Luebbering from Grace Episcopal Church in Jefferson City and host Deacon Harry Leip.

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021 Listening to God, listening to people: the Community of Hope



The Community of Hope is a ministry of presence, a lay chaplaincy, and we’re talking about it today with Mary Ann Cook.
The community is steeped in the Rule of St. Benedict and their training, then their practice, focuses on listening to God and listening to people. COH works in hospitals, prisons, retirement homes, and keeping ill or dying parishioners connected to their church family. Our host is the Rev. Dan Handschy.
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001 Rebuilding Trust



This episode’s guest is the Rev. Dan Handschy and our host is the Rev. Harry Leip.

When I arrived at Church of the Advent, I came into a situation in which the previous rector had been dismissed for sexual misconduct, and so I found a congregation in disarray and kind of hurting. We had to reconsider what it meant to be church, which gave us a real opportunity to do things in new ways.

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