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Interview: April Yamasaki, Ministry After Pastoral Ministry

April Yamasaki headshotMennoNerd April Yamaski joins the podcast to talk with host Steve Kimes about her life in pastoral care and continuing ministry in other ways after leaving pastoral ministry. Some topics include:

  • The most satisfying part of being a pastor (1:10)
  • Any regrets about leaving pastoral ministry (4:40)
  • Recommendations on how to leave a church well (7:15): whenyouworkforthechurch.com
  • What April is focussing on now (10:50)
  • How April disciplines herself in writing (13:19)
  • April’s latest book, Four Gifts, and the importance of self-care (19:30)
  • A sacred pause and why that is important in self-care (23:25)
  • Positive and negative uses of the Internet and social media (27:30)
  • Keeping our minds healthy (31:23)

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Interview: Phileena Heuertz, Mindful Silence

Phileena Heuertz joins the podcast to discuss her book Mindful Silence with Steve Kimes. Their discussion includes:

  • Phileena’s experiences around the world (1:07)
  • How did contemplative prayer help in her life? (7:45)
  • Reconciling God’s love with the amazing amounts of suffering Phileena has seen (12:20)
  • How Gravity helps create a balance between contemplative spirituality and activism (16:02)
  • Teaching Steve some steps on doing contemplative prayer (21:00)

Check out Phileena’s resource video from Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/mindfulsilence

Watch the video embedded below from our YouTube, or download through our podcast feed in your favourite podcast directory or directly below.

Newest Episodes from Members

Be Happy #1 – Start Something with Jesus (Phil. 1.1-11)

Rejoice! Paul uses words like joy to describe the depths of happiness he has found in identifying with Jesus as Messiah. This isn’t a happiness devoid of reality, where he invites the church at Philippi to wear Christian rose colored glasses. This sort of happiness embraces struggles, pain, suffering, and broken relationships. It holds the frustrations of life, names the circumstances we can’t control, and yet chooses a joy-filled contentment that can only be explained by having encountered the God of the universe in Jesus Christ. Journey with us through Paul’s powerful letter: Philippians.

Patri•Archy and the Way of Jesus #4: The Patriarchy & the Idol of -isms

In this series, Pastor Jenn Shaffer leads us through a series of conversations about Jesus and patriarchy. Through sermons and panel discussions, we explore the ways in which patriarchy—ancient and modern—is completely at odds with the way of Jesus. At the end of the series Pastor Kurt will give a wrap up message as we anticipate there will be lots to process and integrate into our church family’s DNA. Following this series we will watch a message by Christena Cleveland on how to be an ally when we have privilege.

Unchosen Lessons (Bishop Perry Engle)

Bishop Perry takes an intimate look at the past 18 months of his family’s life. A dear family friend suddenly took his own life and they’ve had to hold all of the emotions and questions that come from such a tragic loss. Perry walks through lessons that he’d rather of not had to learn, but has learned in the midst of such tragedy. These are unchosen. Yet, in the midst of pain and loss, God does whatever God can to bring hope and healing—even if something outside of God’s desired plan has happened.

Patri•Archy and the Way of Jesus #3: Men’s Stories (Jenn Shaffer with Ben A., Ben W. and Andrew)

In this series, Pastor Jenn Shaffer leads us through a series of conversations about Jesus and patriarchy. Through sermons and panel discussions, we explore the ways in which patriarchy—ancient and modern—is completely at odds with the way of Jesus. At the end of the series Pastor Kurt will give a wrap up message as we anticipate there will be lots to process and integrate into our church family’s DNA.

Member Podcast Channels

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Shalom Sistas

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The Paulcast

Paulcast

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The Paulcast

Rapture Drill

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Pangea

Pangea Communities

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