Center for Congregations Podcast

Your congregation is important. And we know that leading and serving in congregations is hard work. Join current and former Center for Congregations consultants Dr. Terrance Bridges, JC Campbell, Abby Miller, Shellie Riggs Jordan, McKenzie Scott Lewis, Ben Tapper, Matt Burke as they interview thought leaders and experts to encourage, inspire and help you find the right information and resources to address your congregation's needs. Center for Congregations staff will share what they're learning through work with congregations. Speakers, authors and congregational practitioners will share their stories and best practices to help your congregation thrive.

The views expressed by podcast guests are their own and their appearance on the podcast does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by CfC employees are those of the employees and do not necessarily reflect the view of the CfC. If you have any questions about this disclaimer, please contact us at 866.307.2381 or

Religion & Spirituality
S4 E6: Navigating Grief and Lamentation
47 min
S4 E5: Moving Forward - Anti-racism in Congrega...
54 min
S4 B4: Equal Justice Initiative Museum and Memo...
What Does Faith Have to Do With Justice?
15 min
S4 E4: Pandemic and Purpose
Answering why we're here and what keeps us here
66 min
S4 B3: The Review-Facing Death: Learning from K...
Everything Happens for a Reason
17 min
S4 E3: Is Race The Real Problem?
Listen, Learn and Live
58 min
S4 B2: The Review - Can I Get Your Number? Unpa...
A Review of The Paths Between Us
16 min
S4 E2: Providing Touch in a Touchless Time
Deidre Gray and Adrian Warren discuss digital media in congregational life.
58 min
S4 B1: The Review - Learning from Mars Hill
What went wrong at Mars Hill?
22 min
S4 E1: 3 Big Questions
57 min
S3 E11: Ghosts
Exploring the ghosts of congregations past, present and future.
38 min
S3 E10: Gloriously Out Of Place
A Conversation about cross-cultural, interfaith relationship
48 min
S3 E9: The Joys of Evaluation!
The importance of metrics, analytics and evaluation with Kelly Minas.
38 min
S3 E8: Forced Into The Water
Post-Pandemic Adaptions in Religous Education
60 min
S3 E7: Memento Mori
Remember You Must Die
49 min
S3 E6: Don't Be A Clergy Killer
The Importance of Sabbatical
50 min
S3 E5: Who Are You? Marketing and Branding for ...
Knowing Your Identity In Marketing and Branding
55 min
S3 E4: Make It Personal
Multicultural Congregations
63 min
S3 E3: Worship as the Work of the People
Worship beyond singing
59 min
S3 E2: Never-ending worship: Where preparation ...
Unpacking worship as both experience and lifestyle
65 min
S3 E1: Stay Ready: Preparing to Prepare
A conversation with Aimee Laramore and Louise Jackson
63 min
S2 B2: Tips on Working with Tech Volunteers
John Stange provides tips on tech volunteers in your congregation.
24 min
S2 E12: The Value of the Enneagram in Congregat...
How to use the enneagram well with Leanette Pokuwaah
55 min
S2 E11: The Marriage of Mental Health and Ministry
Exploring how therapy and congregational leadership go well together with Dr. Christina Jones Davis
64 min
S2 E10: Storytelling that Changes the World
How we are changed through story with Propaganda
70 min