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Small Churches Big Impact Podcast

Somehow, regardless of what the church says otherwise it seems like the message we keep getting as congregational leaders is size matters, so we've come together to seek a different message and to identify and amplify the beauty and grace of small. Small churches. No matter the impact you think you're making, join us to hear more about small churches making big impacts with God walking right alongside. You're with the Small Churches Big Impact Collective.

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Transitioning From Small Church To Big Church & Diocesan Staff
Trinity Church, Boston - https://www.trinitychurchboston.org/Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, OR - https://www.trinity-episcopal.org/Episcopal Diocese of Michigan - https://www.edomi.orgDr. Paul Farmer’s funeral at Trinity ChurchCatechesis is Trinity Cathedral’s ​​”five-month immersion in scripture, history, worship, and Christian practices is also a chance to learn more about this community of faith.”Music: I Love to Tell the Story, Benjamin Grove, keyboardPodcast produced by Polymnia
50:01 1/11/24
"Traditional" Small Church Clergy
Grace Episcopal Church, Hartford, CT (on the web)https://gracehartford.org/Reference this earlier episode of our podcast to understand more about the “Baby Big Church” ideahttps://smallchurchesbigimpact.buzzsprout.com/1806781/9656901-baby-big-churchGrace Episcopal Church, Hartford, CT (on Facebook)https://www.facebook.com/GECHartford“What is Anglo-Catholicism?”http://www.stmarymagdalenoxford.org.uk/what-is-anglo-catholicism/“Anglo-Catholicism: What It Is Not and What It Is’ by Walter Herbert Stowe (1932)http://anglicanhistory.org/usa/whstowe/what1932.htmlMusic: I Love to Tell the Story, Benjamin Grove, keyboardPodcast produced by Polymnia
39:09 1/4/24
Dual Career Clergy
Skip EllerSt. Aidan’s, Tulsa, Oklahoma: www.facebook.com/saintaidantulsa Manhattan Construction: https://manhattanconstructiongroup.com/manhattan-construction-company/ Elizabeth FelicettiSt. David’s, Richmond, Virginia: www.stdavidsrva.org/ Author’s website: https://elizabethfelicetti.com Book: https://www.eerdmans.com/9780802882349/ Mike KuglerChurch of the Savior, Orange City, Iowa: www.facebook.com/groups/307503601622Northwestern College: https://nwciowa.edu Book: https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/I/Into-the-Jungle Rick SwansonSt. John’s in the Mountains, Stowe, Vermont: https://stjohnsinthemountains.org Leyla KingBlog: www.thankfulpriest.com Diocese of West Texas: www.dwtx.org Stacy Williams-DuncanLittle Fork Episcopal Church, Rixeyville, Virginia: www.littleforkchurch.org Learning Forte: www.learningforte.com Music: I Love to Tell the Story, Benjamin Grove, keyboardPodcast produced by Polymnia
47:41 12/28/23
Bishops Who Support Small Churches
Show Notes: Bishops Who Support Small Church MinistrySeasons 1 & 2 of the Small Churches Big Impact Collective podcastPart-Time is Plenty by Jeffrey MacDonald: https://www.wjkbooks.com/Products/0664265995/parttime-is-plenty.aspxEpiscopal Parish Network webinar: What is Making Small Churches Thrive? https://youtu.be/jSCNMyTW44gCollege for Congregational Development: https://www.cdcollege.orgSmall Church Network gatherings in EDOT: https://www.epicenter.org/resources/small-church-network1 Corinthians 12:12-27: https://bible.oremus.org/?ql=567607660Pizza Church at Christ Church Bethlehem, CT: https://www.christepiscopalchurchbethlehem.com/Episode 6 in season 1 of SCBI: Unpacking the Bivocational Knapsack Music: I Love to Tell the Story, Benjamin Grove, keyboardPodcast produced by Polymnia
41:54 12/21/23
Lay People In Small Church Leadership
St. Jude’s Episcopal Church, Ocean View, HI: http://www.stjudeshawaii.org/St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Edinburg, TX: https://www.stmattrgv.org/Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd George West, TX: https://www.facebook.com/p/Church-of-the-Good-Shepherd-George-West-TX-100083034745597/Information about St Jude’s shower ministry, food, and wifi ministries: http://www.stjudeshawaii.org/outreach.htmlTo inquire about being a Visiting Priest at St. Jude’s: www.stjudeshawaii.org/about-us.html Divine Aloha: Stories from St. Jude’s: www.amazon.com/Divine-Aloha-Stories-Episcopal-Church/dp/B08NVXHG5L/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=divine+aloha+cutts&qid=1606375331&s=books&sr=1-1 https://sermons4kids.com/Diocese of West Texas online resources: https://www.dwtx.org/resourcesMusic: I Love to Tell the Story, Benjamin Grove, keyboardPodcast produced by Polymnia
43:29 12/14/23
Relational, Resourceful, and Resilient
Iona Collaborate: https://iona.ssw.edu/Iona Collaborate Thriving in Bi-Vocational Ministry: https://iona.ssw.edu/thriving-in-bi-vocational-ministry/Learning Forte! https://www.learningforte.com/Gathering of Leaders: https://www.thegatheringofleaders.org/Canon 9 Ordinations with Local Formation: In 1988 the 69th General Convention of the Episcopal Church established Title III, Canon 9 that allowed bishops to ordain lay folk to serve in part-time capacities in "small, isolated, remote, or distinct in respect of ethnic composition, language or culture." Priests ordained under Canon 9 were only allowed to serve congregations in their ordaining diocese. To join a Small Church Chat, please email smallchurchesbigimpact@gmail.com  We currently offer Small Church Chats at the following times each month1st Tuesday at 2:00 PM EDT2nd Monday at 11:30 AM EDT4th Tuesday at 1:30 PM EDTSmall Churches Big Impact Facebook Page: ​​https://www.facebook.com/SmallChurchesBigImpactSmall Churches Big Impact Facebook Group for small church leaders: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1269657063520084Philadelphia 11 documentary: https://www.philadelphiaelevenfilm.com/Music: I Love to Tell the Story, Benjamin Grove, keyboardPodcast produced by Polymnia
44:15 12/7/23
The Call to Lead in Navajoland
Host: the Rev. Stacy-Williams DuncanGuests: the Revs. Leon Sampson and Joe HubbardThe Episcopal Church in Navajoland Good Shepherd Mission, Fort Defiance, AZSt. Christopher’s Mission, Bluff, UTEpiscopal News Service (ENS) article about Navajoland deputation at General ConventionLeon Sampson is a 2019 graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary and currently serves as the curate priest at Good Shepherd Mission in Fort Defiance, AZ.   Good Shepherd is located on the Colorado Plateau, in the Four Corners Region of the Navajo Nation.Joe Hubbard serves as Vicar of St. Christopher’s Mission in Bluff, UT and Ministry Developer for the Utah Region of the Episcopal Church in Navajoland. Before attending Virginia Theological Seminary, Joe worked as an attorney in Montgomery, AL and served in the Alabama House of Representatives. In the summer of 2020, Joe and his wife Ashley, their three children Hill, Hattie, and Hannah, and dog Bubba joined Episcopal Church on Navajoland in assisting with their COVID relief efforts. Music: I Love to Tell the Story, Benjamin Grove, keyboardPodcast produced by Polymnia
56:13 12/27/22
The Joys & Sacrifices of Rural Church Ministry
Host: The Rev. Leyla Kinghttps://smallchurchesbigimpact.org/https://thankfulmemorial.org/https://thankfulpriest.home.blog/Guests: The Rev. Mark Nabors is the Vicar of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Stuttgart, Arkansas, and also serves St. Peter's on the Prairie Episcopal Church in Tollville, Arkansas. A graduate of the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville (BA and MPA) and Sewanee (MDiv), he is passionate about liturgy, hymnody, and church administration. Mark and his wife Molly were married in 2017. Together they have two dogs, Pete and Fancy, and a cat, Gunther. https://stalbansstuttgart.weebly.com/The Rev. Anne West has been blessed with a rich and rewarding ministry.  She is West Virginia born and raised. Ordained in 1989, she has served churches in West Virginia, Virginia and New Jersey.  Eighteen of her 33 years in ministry were spent serving as School Chaplain in 3 different Episcopal boarding schools. She is passionate about small community ministry and thrives in small church settings. She loves the Episcopal Church and feels honored and humbled to serve God in this part of the vineyard.https://www.gracechurchstanardsville.org/Music: I Love to Tell the Story, Benjamin Grove, keyboardPodcast produced by Polymnia
47:29 12/20/22
Collaboration & Competition in Suburban Small Church Ministry
Host: the Rev. Allison Sandlin LilesGuests: the Revs. Leigh Ellen Hall and Robert HartmansSt. Nicholas Episcopal Church, New Hamburg, NYSt. Thaddaeus’ Episcopal Church, Chattanooga, TNSt. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Hixon, TNChattEY - Chattanooga Episcopal YouthThe Agile Church by Dwight J. ZscheileThe Rev. Robert Hartmans serves as the Priest-in-Charge of two small churches in the Diocese of East Tennessee— St Thaddaeus Episcopal Church in Hixon and St Albans Episcopal Church in Chattanooga. Robert grew up in Knoxville TN and was raised in both the Pentecostal and Episcopal traditions which he feels brings a richness to his faith journey.  In seminary, Robert served a small parish in Georgetown D.C. where he developed a passion for smaller congregations.In 2020 he married the love of his life, Casey Miller, and in 2021 they welcomed a son ‘Lannie,’ Robert’s three legged pitbull goes everywhere with him. The Rev. Leigh Hall has served as the rector of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in New Hamburg, New York since 2017.  Prior to that, she lived and worked in the Diocese of Georgia for eight years, both in diocesan and parish ministry. At St. Nick’s,  Leigh found a home in small church ministry and began to grow and cultivate the deep relationships that have become the hallmark of her vocation. She especially enjoys working with children; teaching others about the faith and The Episcopal Church; the liturgy, including singing the service from time to time; and hearing people's stories as she walks alongside them in pastoral ministry. Leigh is married to Edmund Roberts, and together they are raising a newborn son named Solomon, their Boston Terrier, Boo Radley; a Boxer rescue called Scout; and the eldest of the menagerie, a black and white shorthair named Bianca.Music: I Love to Tell the Story, Benjamin Grove, keyboardPodcast produced by Polymnia
42:24 12/13/22
Celebrating Collaboration
The Rev. Stewart Lucas, currently vicar at Holy Innocents’ in Sandy Springs, GA; former pastor of The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, Baltimore, MD.https://nativitycomforter.org/https://nativitycomforter.org/becoming-lutherpalians/https://marylandepiscopalian.org/2018/11/28/lutheran-and-episcopal-congregations-form-federation-as-lutherpalians/https://www.holyinnocents.org/The Rev. Anthony Estes, Rector, All Saints, Detroit, MI; Rectory, St. Matthew’s and St. Joseph’s (“Matty Jo’s”), Detroit, MI; and Associate and Partnership Missioner at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit, MI.https://detroitcathedral.org/https://www.facebook.com/SMSJDetroit/https://www.allsaintsdetroit.org/https://detroitcathedral.org/detroit-church-partnership/Music: I Love to Tell the Story, Benjamin Grove, keyboardPodcast produced by Polymnia
43:45 12/6/22
Welcome Back to the Collective
Host: the Rev. Leyla KingGuests: the Revs. Rebekah Hatch, Allison Sandlin Liles, Stacy Williams-DuncanIn this introduction to Season Two, the four core members of the Collective reflect on the learnings of the past year in small churches and lay out some themes to expect in the rest of the episodes of the season - from the ecclesiastical church ladder to the joys of serving in nimble congregations.https://smallchurchesbigimpact.org/https://thankfulmemorial.org/https://stalbanssimsbury.org/https://www.ssechurst.org/https://www.littleforkchurch.org/Music: I Love to Tell the Story, Benjamin Grove, keyboardPodcast produced by Polymnia
47:31 11/29/22
Not Fancy, but Faithful
HOST: Leyla KingGUEST: Kit Lonerganhttp://saintjamesgroveland.org/wp/Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress: https://mdsc.org/ Mark 4:26-28 -26 Jesus also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27 and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28 The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. 29 But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.”Music: I Love to Tell the Story, Benjamin Grove, keyboardPodcast produced by Polymnia
41:25 1/13/22
Unpacking the Bivocational Knapsack
HOST: Rebekah Bokros HatchGUEST: Stacy Williams-Duncanhttps://learningforte.com/learning-forte/Festival of Homiletics: https://festivalofhomiletics.com/Music: I Love to Tell the Story, Benjamin Grove, keyboardPodcast produced by Polymnia
52:26 1/6/22
Love The Ones You Have
HOST:  Kit LonerganGUEST: Susie ShaeferLearn more about the CREDO conference, and find some of their resources, at https://www.cpg.org/credo/St. John’s Church in Clinton, Michigan: www.stjohnschurchclinton.org“The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.” - Ephesians 4:11-13, New Revised Standard Version “And now the Lord says,  who formed me in the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him,   and that Israel might be gathered to him, for I am honored in the sight of the Lord, and my God has become my strength—he says, “It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the survivors of Israel; I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” - Isaiah 49:5-6, New Revised Standard Version Music: I Love to Tell the Story, Benjamin Grove, keyboardPodcast produced by Polymnia
34:40 12/30/21
A Boundaried Ministry: Part-time Work in Small Churches
HOST: Stacy Williams-DuncanGUEST: Leyla KingContent Warning: the topic of miscarriage and Leyla’s decision to disclose it to her congregation is discussed throughout the first half of the episode. Thankful Memorial Episcopal Church: https://thankfulmemorial.org/  - https://thankfulpriest.home.blog/Music: I Love to Tell the Story, Benjamin Grove, keyboardPodcast produced by Polymnia
36:39 12/23/21
Why I Chose A Small Church
HOST: Susie ShaeferGUEST: Allison Sandlin LilesSt. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Hurst, TXEpiscopal Peace FellowshipInvite,Welcome, ConnectLove is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times by the Most Rev. Michael B. CurryActs in Easter - a Bible Study created by the Rev. Becky ZartmanPFLAG Fort Worth The Woman with the Alabaster Jar from Matthew 26:6-13 Now while Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very costly ointment, and she poured it on his head as he sat at the table. But when the disciples saw it, they were angry and said, ‘Why this waste? For this ointment could have been sold for a large sum, and the money given to the poor.’ But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, ‘Why do you trouble the woman? She has performed a good service for me. For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me. By pouring this ointment on my body she has prepared me for burial. Truly I tell you, wherever this good news is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in remembrance of her.’Canon to the Ordinary: This member of the Bishop’s staff is referenced multiple times by Susie and Allison in this episode. The Canon to the Ordinary is often the person who works with clergy in transition and oversees the search or transition process with congregations. The Canon to the Ordinary works directly with the Bishop to do any additional work that needs to be done, which varies from diocese to diocese.Music: I Love to Tell the Story, Benjamin Grove, keyboardPodcast produced by Polymnia
43:55 12/16/21
Baby Big Church
HOST:  Allison Sandlin LilesGUEST: Rebekah Bokros HatchJen Fulton’s article, The Small Church as IconGil Rendle’s book Quietly Courageous: Leading the Church in Changing WorldStoryPath - connecting children’s books with lectionary readings from Union Presbyterian SeminaryLesson Plans that Work: free formation curriculum from the Episcopal ChurchMusic: I Love to Tell the Story, Benjamin Grove, keyboardPodcast produced by Polymnia
46:43 12/9/21
Welcome to Small Churches Big Impact Collective
1 Timothy 4:14: “Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you through prophecy with the laying on of hands by the council of elders.”Music: I Love to Tell the Story, Benjamin Grove, keyboardPodcast produced by Polymnia
46:45 12/2/21
The Trailer
Music: I Love to Tell the Story, Benjamin Grove, keyboard
01:01 11/30/21