Means of Grace

By Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church

Means of Grace, a podcast from the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, equips church leaders through expertise and examples. Twice a month, we feature local experts on a variety of topics from leadership to innovation and share examples of churches in our conference reaching their communities in news ways through mission engagement, Fresh Expressions and much more. John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, defined Means of Grace as the outward signs, words or actions that are the ordinary channels conveying God’s grace to the souls of people. So when we’re talking about leadership or discipleship or an outreach initiative, it’s about more than doing a program well, it’s a means of God’s grace to the world. Rev. Kim Ingram, Rev. Luke Edwards, Jesse Enniss and Melissa McGill host. Our theme song was written and performed by Rev. Kyle Sigmon, an ordained deacon and a talented musician in Boone, NC.

  1. 1.
    Journey to Wholeness
    35:31
  2. 2.
    Building the Church for Generations to Come with the United Methodist Foundation of WNC
    44:44
  3. 3.
    Online Worship is Here to Stay
    33:23
  4. 4.
    Developing a Ministry of Reconciliation in Your Context
    34:06
  5. 5.
    Missional Collective
    37:23
  6. 6.
    The Church and Rural Food Systems
    27:50
  7. 7.
    Partnerships, Vitality, and Mission: The Uwharrie District
    41:34
  8. 8.
    Creating Space and Connection with Rev. Brandon Lazarus
    39:24
  1. 9.
    The Heart of Our Calling with Rev. Dr. Samuel Wells
    51:30
  2. 10.
    Year in Review
    33:24
  3. 11.
    The Methodist Home for Children’s Bruce Stanley
    36:10
  4. 12.
    Youth Perspectives on Faith, Technology and Community During a Pandemic
    21:54
  5. 13.
    Meet the Howells
    34:58
  6. 14.
    Creating Diverse, Just and Equitable Spaces of Faith
    50:31
  7. 15.
    Starting a House Church Network
    50:16
  8. 16.
    Leading the Church in Politically Divided Times
    46:20
  9. 17.
    Remembering the Saints
    39:02
  10. 18.
    Meet Our Church Planters
    46:40
  11. 19.
    Park & Praise: A Reset on Worship, Community and Church During a Pandemic
    21:53
  12. 20.
    Building Effective, Sustainable Partnerships between Schools and Churches
    56:48
  13. 21.
    Leadership, Technology, and Relationships
    1:05:04
  14. 22.
    WNCC Lay Leader John Crane
    28:07
  15. 23.
    Campus Ministry and COVID-19
    41:35
  16. 24.
    Renegade Ministry
    52:34
  17. 25.
    Moving Worship Outdoors
    34:29
  18. 26.
    Mental and Spiritual Health: Body, Mind, Soul
    35:56
  19. 27.
    Moving Stories
    32:41
  20. 28.
    Rethinking Summer Missions
    38:23
  21. 29.
    Race. Racism. The Church’s Clarion Call.
    49:55
  22. 30.
    Building Bridges with Susan Suarez Webster
    35:34
  23. 31.
    Innovation in Western North Carolina
    37:32
  24. 32.
    Being the “Rural” Church in a Pandemic: The Vital Role the Church Plays in a Rural Community
    37:45
  25. 33.
    Good Stewards of God’s Creation
    36:26
  26. 34.
    Passions of Jesus - Session 6: Embodying Jesus' Passion for Others with Rev. Ben Carson and Rev. Karen Doucette
    22:06
  27. 35.
    Welcoming Prayer Guided Meditation
    13:52
  28. 36.
    Heart Math Stress Reduction Guided Meditation
    11:46
  29. 37.
    Prayer of the Heart Guided Meditation
    12:23
  30. 38.
    Lectio Divina Guided Meditation
    17:19
  31. 39.
    Ignatian Examen Guided Meditation
    13:39
  32. 40.
    Guided Prayers for Children
    11:14
  33. 41.
    Passions of Jesus - Session 5: Jesus' Passion for Others with Rev. Susan Heafner-Heun and Rev. Joel Simpson
    21:45
  34. 42.
    Passions of Jesus - Session 4: Sharing Your Passion for Jesus with Rev. Ben Gatton, Dr. Stephanie Moore Hand and Rev. Josh Kurtz
    23:43
  35. 43.
    Dinner Church
    17:25
  36. 44.
    Passions of Jesus - Session 3: Our Passion for Jesus with Rev. Susan Heafner-Heun, Rev. Chris Hughes and Rev. Susan Suarez-Webster
    19:32
  37. 45.
    Passion of Jesus - Session 2: Receiving Jesus' Passion for Us with Rev. Michael Carr, Rev. Stacey Lundy and Rev. Sally Queen
    26:01
  38. 46.
    Q&A with Rev. Amy Coles, WNCC Episcopal Nominee
    32:00
  39. 47.
    Passions of Jesus - Session 1: Jesus' Passion for Us with Dr. Samuel Moore and Rev. Kyle Sigmon
    20:48
  40. 48.
    Growing in Racial Awareness
    45:29
  41. 49.
    Spiritual Renewal: Part II
    38:03
  42. 50.
    Spiritual Renewal: Part I
    53:37

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