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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.
    Partnerships, Vitality, and Mission: The Uwharrie District01/19/2021
    41:34
  2. 2.
    Creating Space and Connection with Rev. Brandon Lazarus01/12/2021
    39:24
  3. 3.
    The Heart of Our Calling with Rev. Dr. Samuel Wells01/05/2021
    51:30
  4. 4.
    Year in Review12/15/2020
    33:24
  5. 5.
    The Methodist Home for Children’s Bruce Stanley12/08/2020
    36:10
  6. 6.
    Youth Perspectives on Faith, Technology and Community During a Pandemic12/01/2020
    21:54
  7. 7.
    Meet the Howells11/24/2020
    34:58
  8. 8.
    Creating Diverse, Just and Equitable Spaces of Faith11/17/2020
    50:31
  1. 9.
    Starting a House Church Network11/10/2020
    50:16
  2. 10.
    Leading the Church in Politically Divided Times11/03/2020
    46:20
  3. 11.
    Remembering the Saints10/27/2020
    39:02
  4. 12.
    Meet Our Church Planters10/20/2020
    46:40
  5. 13.
    Park & Praise: A Reset on Worship, Community and Church During a Pandemic10/13/2020
    21:53
  6. 14.
    Building Effective, Sustainable Partnerships between Schools and Churches10/06/2020
    56:48
  7. 15.
    Leadership, Technology, and Relationships09/15/2020
    1:05:04
  8. 16.
    WNCC Lay Leader John Crane09/01/2020
    28:07
  9. 17.
    Campus Ministry and COVID-1908/18/2020
    41:35
  10. 18.
    Renegade Ministry08/04/2020
    52:34
  11. 19.
    Moving Worship Outdoors07/21/2020
    34:29
  12. 20.
    Mental and Spiritual Health: Body, Mind, Soul07/07/2020
    35:56
  13. 21.
    Moving Stories06/23/2020
    32:41
  14. 22.
    Rethinking Summer Missions06/09/2020
    38:23
  15. 23.
    Race. Racism. The Church’s Clarion Call.06/03/2020
    49:55
  16. 24.
    Building Bridges with Susan Suarez Webster05/26/2020
    35:34
  17. 25.
    Innovation in Western North Carolina05/12/2020
    37:32
  18. 26.
    Being the “Rural” Church in a Pandemic: The Vital Role the Church Plays in a Rural Community04/28/2020
    37:45
  19. 27.
    Good Stewards of God’s Creation04/14/2020
    36:26
  20. 28.
    Passions of Jesus - Session 6: Embodying Jesus' Passion for Others with Rev. Ben Carson and Rev. Karen Doucette04/05/2020
    22:06
  21. 29.
    Welcoming Prayer Guided Meditation03/31/2020
    13:52
  22. 30.
    Heart Math Stress Reduction Guided Meditation03/31/2020
    11:46
  23. 31.
    Prayer of the Heart Guided Meditation03/31/2020
    12:23
  24. 32.
    Lectio Divina Guided Meditation03/31/2020
    17:19
  25. 33.
    Ignatian Examen Guided Meditation03/31/2020
    13:39
  26. 34.
    Guided Prayers for Children03/31/2020
    11:14
  27. 35.
    Passions of Jesus - Session 5: Jesus' Passion for Others with Rev. Susan Heafner-Heun and Rev. Joel Simpson03/29/2020
    21:45
  28. 36.
    Passions of Jesus - Session 4: Sharing Your Passion for Jesus with Rev. Ben Gatton, Dr. Stephanie Moore Hand and Rev. Josh Kurtz03/22/2020
    23:43
  29. 37.
    Dinner Church03/17/2020
    17:25
  30. 38.
    Passions of Jesus - Session 3: Our Passion for Jesus with Rev. Susan Heafner-Heun, Rev. Chris Hughes and Rev. Susan Suarez-Webster03/15/2020
    19:32
  31. 39.
    Passion of Jesus - Session 2: Receiving Jesus' Passion for Us with Rev. Michael Carr, Rev. Stacey Lundy and Rev. Sally Queen03/08/2020
    26:01
  32. 40.
    Q&A with Rev. Amy Coles, WNCC Episcopal Nominee03/03/2020
    32:00
  33. 41.
    Passions of Jesus - Session 1: Jesus' Passion for Us with Dr. Samuel Moore and Rev. Kyle Sigmon03/01/2020
    20:48
  34. 42.
    Growing in Racial Awareness02/18/2020
    45:29
  35. 43.
    Spiritual Renewal: Part II02/04/2020
    38:03
  36. 44.
    Spiritual Renewal: Part I01/28/2020
    53:37
  37. 45.
    A Conversation on Clergy Health01/15/2020
    43:57
  38. 46.
    Launching a New Worship Service12/20/2019
    18:54
  39. 47.
    Grief at Christmas12/10/2019
    39:08
  40. 48.
    Seasonal Outreach11/26/2019
    24:22
  41. 49.
    Smoky Mountain Fresh Expressions11/05/2019
    33:20
  42. 50.
    Adaptive Leadership10/15/2019
    59:40
  43. 51.
    Border Pilgrimage10/01/2019
    34:46

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