Hoosier United Methodist Podcast

Sinopsis

The mission of The Hoosier United Methodist Podcast is to tell the story of innovative churches, pastors and leaders in the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church. The show features interviews, discussion and commentary designed to help local churches achieve the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Episodios

  • HUMP#023:Rev.Tom Heaton-Mission Guatemala

    HUMP#023:Rev.Tom Heaton-Mission Guatemala

    29/07/2016 Duración: 23min

     In Episode 23 of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast Dr Brad Miller has a conversation with Rev. Tom Heaton the founder and director of Mission Guatemala. Tom tells the story of the founding and the focus of Mission Guatemala. Tom shares with Brad how adopting son’s from Guatemala led to trips to the country, (the poorest in the western hemisphere), where Tom personally witnessed the devastating poverty. Tom felt the call l to do do something about the poverty he saw which led to his decision to leave the local church in Indiana, pack up his car and his son’s and drive to Guatemala to start the mission project from scratch. Now six years old Mission Guatemala has a four-fold focus of health, eduction, nutrition programs and community development. The mission is quite successful serving 19 villages in the rural mountainous region. In addition over 600 persons from over 45 work teams have visited Mission Guatemala to serve in ways ranging from providing medical care to building sinks in school buildings to im

  • HUMP#022: Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble-Incoming Bishop to the Indiana Area United Methodist Church

    HUMP#022: Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble-Incoming Bishop to the Indiana Area United Methodist Church

    18/07/2016 Duración: 33min

    On July 16, 2016 the North Central Jurisdiction of United Methodist Church announced that Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble presently serving the Iowa Annual Conference UMC was assigned to become the resident Bishop of the Indiana Area of the UMC as of September 1, 2016. A few months prior Dr. Brad Miller had an opportunity to interview Bishop Trimble about his call to ministry, his views on the state of the church and about his book on issues of the church in global health.   The conversation that Dr. Brad had with Bishop Trimble is shared here in Episode #022 the Hoosier United Methodist podcast and provides great insight into the the spiritual depth and passions which drive the man whom will become the new Episcopal leader for the United Methodist Church in Indiana. You will learn: The influence on his life of a strong local United Methodist Church in Chicago which was active in the civil rights movement and the impact of United Methodist church camp experiences on his call to ministry. The importance and guid

  • HUMP#021: Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Gibbs-“Becoming United Methodist From Another Denomination

    HUMP#021: Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Gibbs-“Becoming United Methodist From Another Denomination"

    13/07/2016 Duración: 52min

    The mission of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast is strengthening the connection in United Methodist Church in Indiana for the purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ the transformation of the world.  In episode 21 of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcasts Dr. Brad Miller has a in-depth conversation with Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Gibbs, chaplain at the University of Indianapolis. Dr. Gibbs directs the campus ministry at the University of Indianapolis and is on the faculty teaching Christian formation. Dr. Gibbs also recently transferred his denominational affiliation from the Assemblies of God denomination to the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church where he is on track to become an Elder. Gibbs shares with Dr. Miller the complex nature of campus ministry at a university with a complex student body which embraces many diverse religious groups.  At UIndy Gibbs deals with people from many different Christian denominations and religious backgrounds and styles of worship.  He talks about how he can oft

  • HUMP#020: Rev. David V. W. Owen- “The Perpetual Mission Impact of Africa University

    HUMP#020: Rev. David V. W. Owen- “The Perpetual Mission Impact of Africa University"

    06/07/2016 Duración: 27min

    The mission of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast is strengthening the connection in the United Methodist Church in the state of Indiana for the purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ the transformation of the world. In Episode 20 of the Hoosier United Methodist podcast Dr. Brad Miller speaks with Rev. David V. W. Owen chairperson of the Africa University campaign. David had the difficult task of taking on the chairperson ship of the African University campaign upon the untimely death of his good friend Rev. Bill Keith, the previous chair of the campaign. In this conversation David tells Brad about the purpose of Africa University and the impact of Africa University upon the entire continent of Africa which ranges far beyond religious training and agricultural teaching to make a perpetual impact on the political and economic fortunes of the entire continent of Africa and beyond.   The monetary goal of the Africa University campaign is $1.6 million by the end of 2016 and David shares how the great parti

  • HUMP #019: Rev. Matt Lipan-?The Hybrid Approach to Launching Indianas Newest United Methodist Church

    HUMP #019: Rev. Matt Lipan-?The Hybrid Approach to Launching Indiana's Newest United Methodist Church"

    28/06/2016 Duración: 45min

    HUMP #019: Rev. Matt Lipan-“The Hybrid Approach to Launching Indiana's Newest United Methodist Church" The purpose of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast is strengthening the connection in the United Methodist Church in the state of Indiana to achieve the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ of the transformation of the world. In Episode#019, Dr. Brad Miller has an enlightening conversation with Rev. Matt Lipan, Lead Pastor of "Gateway Community Church" in Indianapolis. Gateway is Indiana's newest congregation launching on July 1, 2015 and chartering on June 10, 2016. Matt shares with Brad the story of Gateway and how he and the leaders of the church strategically took a hybrid approach to launch strong and grow rapidly to the point where the church now has two worship experiences with over 200 adults and children in attendance. Matt tells about how Gateway emerged out of the mission and ministry of the larger Castleton United Methodist Church; and how working through the "Fruitful Congregations Journ

  • HUMP#018: Josie Clark - Indiana Conference Youth Ministry President

    HUMP#018: Josie Clark - Indiana Conference Youth Ministry President

    22/06/2016 Duración: 23min

    HUMP#018: Josie Clark - Indiana Conference Youth Ministry President The mission of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller is strengthening the connection in the United Methodist Church to achieve the goal of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. In episode 018 of the Hoosier United Methodist podcast the focus is youth ministry as Brad talks with Indiana youth ministry president Josie Clark. Josie graduated from Dyer (Indiana) High School in 2016 and is a member of the Dyer United Methodist Church she got active in Indiana conference youth and rose to become president. In episode 018 of the United Methodist podcasts Josie shares about the importance of youth ministry to faith formation among young people and the sharing of faith to others. She is a great example of this herself as she shares, in the interview with Brad, about her call to go to Honduras and study to become a missionary nurse. Josie shares about some of the programs that Indiana conference youth

  • HUMP#017: Bishop Michael Coyner - ?Imagine Indiana and More?

    HUMP#017: Bishop Michael Coyner - ?Imagine Indiana and More?

    25/04/2016 Duración: 52min

    HUMP#017: Bishop Michael Coyner - ?Imagine Indiana and More? / / The purpose of the Hoosier United Methodist podcast is to strengthen the connection in the United Methodist Church in Indiana through conversation and commentary to achieve the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ of the transformation of the world / In episode 017 of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast Dr. Brad Miller has an in depth conversation with Bishop Michael Coyner. Bishop Coyner has served in the episcopacy for 20 years and is retiring in 2016. In his time as Bishop he has served the United Methodist Church in just about every capacity and oversaw all the challenge of bringing two distinct annual conferences together to form one new annual conference. Bishop Mike and Brad had a great conversation about the joys and challenges in serving as a bishop and what he sees as signs of hope in the United Methodist Church. Bishop Mike is a genuine and authentic leader of the church who has been able to navigate some very sensitive issues

  • HUMP#016: Allison Curts-Mission  Social Advocacy

    HUMP#016: Allison Curts-"Mission & Social Advocacy"

    29/03/2016 Duración: 17min

    HUMP#016: Allison Curts-"Mission & Social Advocacy" / In Episode #016 of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast Dr. Brad Miller has a conversation with Allison Curts, Associate Director for Mission and Advocacy for the Indiana Conference. Allison is a layperson and a member of the Yorktown United Methodist Church. She serves on the Annual Conference staff in relating to and advocating for mission opportunities in Indiana and beyond. Allison was elected as a lay delegate to the 2016 General Conference in Portland Oregon. She will be among the younger members of the delegation and talks to Brad about bringing the perspective of a younger person to General Conference. She speaks of some of the issues facing the United Methodist Church at General Conference as well as how she plans to contribute to General Conference as well as what she hopes to bring back from General Conference to support the church in Indiana. Brad and Allison also talk about her role in selecting a new Bishop for the Indiana Conference and

  • HUMP#015:Darren Cushman Wood-The Secret Transcript of the Council of Bishopsb

    HUMP#015:Darren Cushman Wood-"The Secret Transcript of the Council of Bishops"b

    09/03/2016 Duración: 33min

    In Episode #015 of the Hoosier United Methodist podcast Dr. Brad Miller has an in depth conversation with Rev. Darren Cushman Wood, Senior Pastor of the North United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. Darren is the author of a new book “The Secret Transcript of the Council of Bishops: A Dialogue on Homosexuality and Church Unity.” Brad and Darren go deep on the topic of unity and division in the church and Darren’s study of a Wesleyan approach to understanding and dealing with matters of division and unity in the church. Darren is a delegate to jurisdictional conference and a past delegate to general conference and has strong views in regards to a dialogue on homosexuality in church unity even as it relates to the mission of the church. Darren and Brad talk about these matters which face the church at General Conference 2016 his unique approach to addressing the matters of the church through his fictional account in his book of the Council of Bishops debating matters of church unity. Darren also speaks about t

  • HUMP #015: Darren Cushman Wood-“The Secret Transcript of the Council of Bishops

    HUMP #015: Darren Cushman Wood-“The Secret Transcript of the Council of Bishops"

    09/03/2016 Duración: 33min

    In Episode #015 of the Hoosier United Methodist podcast Dr. Brad Miller has an in depth conversation with Rev. Darren Cushman Wood, Senior Pastor of the North United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. Darren is the author of a new book “The Secret Transcript of the Council of Bishops: A Dialogue on Homosexuality and Church Unity.” Brad and Darren go deep on the topic of unity and division in the church and Darren’s study of a Wesleyan approach to understanding and dealing with matters of division and unity in the church. Darren is a delegate to jurisdictional conference and a past delegate to general conference and has strong views in regards to a dialogue on homosexuality in church unity even as it relates to the mission of the church. Darren and Brad talk about these matters which face the church at General Conference 2016 his unique approach to addressing the matters of the church through his fictional account in his book of the Council of Bishops debating matters of church unity. Darren also speaks about t

  • HUMP#014: Lisa Morris (Executive Director Metro Ministries One Good Deed

    HUMP#014: Lisa Morris (Executive Director Metro Ministries "One Good Deed"

    03/03/2016 Duración: 14min

    In Episode #014 of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast Dr. Brad Miller has a conversation with Lisa Morris who serves the church as the Executive Director of Metro Ministries - the missional arm of the Central District serving agencies and projects in metropolitan Indianapolis.  Lisa speak about her journey to becoming the Executive Director of Metro ministries and describes the mission and the opportunities before Metro Ministries.  She tells us about the various community service centers that Metro resources and shares about lives transformed in the pre-schools, meal ministries and summer youth projects. She talks about a special project to “do one good thing” to serve the greater good of the community.  Lisa empahsizes a process of  “taking the next steps” in mission in your church and community.  Lisa has a passion for mission and she shares it all in this interview with Dr. Brad Miller on the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast.

  • HUMP#013: Glenn Howell - Leadership, Mentoring and Management in the Local Church

    HUMP#013: Glenn Howell - "Leadership, Mentoring and Management in the Local Church"

    25/02/2016 Duración: 44min

    In episode 013 of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast Dr. Brad Miller has a conversation with Rev. Glenn Howell the Senior Pastor at Zionsville United Methodist Church on all things leadership.  Glenn has served the Indiana Conference as a church planter and district superintendent and currently serves one of the larger congregations in the annual conference.  Glenn and Brad discuss leadership in the local church in terms of recruitment, training, and mentoring of leaders as well as developing workable succession plans to keep forward movement in the local church.  Glenn speaks about the importance of the “nuts and bolts” of management in the local church is the implementation piece which must follow great vision in order for the local church to be effective in achieving its mission.  Glenn also offers his views on the state of the church in Indiana and tells a great golf story about “stealing sand” from the Augusta National Golf course. 

  • HUMP#012: Charlie Rownd-Protecting Your Church

    HUMP#012: Charlie Rownd-"Protecting Your Church"

    19/02/2016 Duración: 39min

    HUMP#012: Charlie Rownd-"Protecting Your Church"  In this episode of the Hoosier United Methodist podcast Dr. Brad Miller has a fascinating conversation with Charlie Rownd Associate Superintendent of the Central District. In a former life Charlie was an FBI agent and now works as part of the security team for the National Football League Indianapolis Colts. In addition Charlie works diligently for the Central District and the Indiana conference in matters of church security both legally and financially. He has traveled throughout the state consulting with churches who have found themselves challenged by legal and financial matters which at times have been quite complex and daunting issues for local churches to deal with. Charlie has been a great resource to sort out the complexities that churches face as they seek to be protect themselves as they seek to do ministry in their communities. Charlie gives a lot of practical tips and strategies, in this conversation with Pastor Brad, that are extremely helpful to

  • HUMP#011: Rev. Brent Wright Ministry to People in the Margin

    HUMP#011: Rev. Brent Wright "Ministry to People in the Margin"

    11/12/2015 Duración: 50min

    In Episode 011 of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast Dr. Brad Miller has a fascinating discussion with, an advocate for people in the margins of society, Rev. Brent Wright, pastor of the Broad Ripple United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.  Brent has made his voice known as advocate for people in the LGBT community.  This has taken the form of writing articles in blogs and publications supporting the rights of same gender couples to marry and taking a stand in opposition to the efforts of some Indiana legislators and the Governor to pass the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) which he contended would have given license for discrimination against LGBT folks.  Wright talks with Brad about modeling his actions after how Jesus related to people in the margins of society.  In particular Brent speaks to the power of developing personal relationships in relating to the local church and the community on this issue and how to approach sensitive issues in the local church.  Indeed, one of the highlights of the

  • HUMP#010:Rev. Charles Harrison Standing in the Gap

    HUMP#010:Rev. Charles Harrison "Standing in the Gap"

    02/12/2015 Duración: 50min

    In Episode 010 of the United Methodist Podcast, Dr. Brad Miller speaks with Rev. Charles Harrison, Sr. Pastor of The Barnes United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Rev. Harrison has been pastor of Barnes UMC for 22 years which is located in an urban neighborhood with one of the highest violent crime rates in the country.  Under Rev. Harrison’s leadership Barnes UMC has responded to the violence by organizing with other neighborhood churches into an organization called the “10 Point Coalition” whose primary focus is saving neighborhood young people from violence.  Rev. Harrison speaks about the faith teams sent by the 10 Point Coalition into the streets of the neighborhoods to build positive relationships with people, police and community leaders based on prayer and building trusting relationships.  Rev. Harrison tells a poignant story of the faith teams responding to a scene of a violent death where through the power of prayer and peaceful presence the church “stood in the gap” of a combustible sit

  • HUMP#009: Skyler Nimmons Indiana Conference Director of Communications

    HUMP#009: Skyler Nimmons "Indiana Conference Director of Communications"

    24/11/2015 Duración: 18min

    Episode #009 of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast features a conversation between Dr. Brad Miller and Skyler Nimmons the Director of Communications for the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Brad and Skyler discuss the role of story telling in communications as well as tools and educational opportunities available to assist local churches with communication.

  • HUMP#008: Rev. Andy Kinsey-Good Theology from Our Knees

    HUMP#008: Rev. Andy Kinsey-Good Theology from Our Knees

    10/11/2015 Duración: 28min

    In episode 008 of the Hoosier United Methodist podcast Dr. Brad Miller speaks with Rev. Andy Kinsey of the Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin Indiana. Brad and Andy discuss developing strategic partnerships between the local church and the community to achieve outreach. The specific ways that Grace Church does this through a unique Christmas dinner and regular meals served in the community. They discuss what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, matters regarding the 2016 General Conference and doing good theology from our knees. They even discuss what it means for a Christian to “smell like sheep.”   Andy is also featured in the Methodist moment segment where he speaks about personal spiritual piety.

  • HUMP#007: Aleze Fulbright-Deploying Leaders in the Church

    HUMP#007: Aleze Fulbright-Deploying Leaders in the Church

    06/11/2015 Duración: 34min

    In this edition of the United Methodist podcast Brad Miller has a conversation with Rev. Dr. Aleze Fulbright the Director of Leadership Development for the Indiana Annual Conference.  The interview ranged from Dr. Fulbright's personal call to ministry to her strategy of discerning, developing and deploying leadership in the church. She shared her passion to raise up a new generation of leaders among the laity and clergy alike. She also spoke of her thoughts in the state of leadership in the Indiana Conference as well as the influence in her life of a great figure from history. 

  • HUMP#006: Rev. Frank Beard, A Passion for The Church

    HUMP#006: Rev. Frank Beard, A Passion for The Church

    31/10/2015 Duración: 35min

    In this episode of The Hoosier United Methodist Podcast Brad Miller speaks with Rev. Frank Beard, Senior Pastor of Castleton UMC-Indianapolis about his passion for the church, his leadership as a delegate to the 2016 General Conference and fishing.

  • HUMP#005: Conner Guerzini

    HUMP#005: Conner Guerzini

    16/10/2014 Duración: 18min

    In this episode of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast Dr. Brad Miller has a conversation with a "young preacher."  Conner Guerzini is a student at the University of Evansville and an intern at Newburgh UMC.  Conner participated in the festival of young preachers at the 2014 annual conference.  In this podcast Conner talks about his personal call and his role in an intetional process of life transformation underway in his church. 

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