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HUMP EP.036: Hoosier UMC’s at Redbird Mission “Loving out Loud”


The purpose of the Hoosier United Methodist podcast is strengthening the connection in Indiana United Methodist churches in order to achieve the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. In September 2017 five Indiana United Methodist churches converged in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky to put faith in action at the Redbird United Methodist Mission Work Camp. The Redbird United Methodist Mission serves a three county area of southeastern Kentucky in the Appalachian Mountains ravaged by desperate poverty. Redbird Mission provides a school, medical and dental clinics, food clothing and agricultural ministries, a clean drinking water program, and home rehabilitation projects. It was in the home rehabilitation projects where the majority of the efforts of five United Methodist churches from Indiana were involved. Work teams repaired and replaced roofs, painted and repaired porches, kitchens and ceilings at homes which were woefully in disrepair. Moreover, the Indiana teams made personal connections with the homeowners and other residents of the Redbird community sharing stories of life and faith together. Indeed, all the mission teams received just as much benefit from their work week at Redbird as did the residents whom were served. In Episode 36 of the Hoosier United Methodist podcast Dr. Brad is joined by five dedicated laypeople who helped lead their individual church teams to Redbird Mission the week of September 10-16, 2017. Brad’s guests included: Mark Van Hook – Greenwood: Honey Creek UMC, Chris Adkins-Portage: First UMC, Dave Osza-Lapel UMC, Bob Youell-Edwardsville UMC, and Doug Brown-Carmel: St. Mark’s UMC. These men shared with Brad the stories of how each of their individual churches devoted themselves to a week apart in mission at the Redbird Mission. They shared stories of hope, friendship, sacrificial giving, community development, transformational moments and touching memories of working with the local folk, in particular the homeowners, at the work projects. They shared the power of hands on mission which was embodied by the theme of the work camp experience “Love Out Love” based on 1 John 3:18 “Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” Furthermore, the five church leaders shared the importance of taking the message of transformational missions learned from their Redbird experience back to their home churches and communities. The church leaders are motivated to move beyond looking for reasons why churches can’t do things in missions to embracing the attitude of “why not!” Episode 36 of the Hoosier United United Methodist podcast provides great insight, teaching and a challenge to any Indiana United Methodist Church looking to get involved with work camp experiences as a means to recharge their commitment to missions. A sign posted at the Redbird Mission school embodied much of what the five Indiana United Methodist Church experienced in Kentucky and brought back home again to Indiana. The sign stated: “You Have Been Assigned This Mountain, to Show That It Can Be Moved.” You will want to hear and be inspired by Episode 36 of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast “Love Out Loud” at Redbird Mission.

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HUMP EP.035: Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble: “Children of a Most High God”

Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble


EP. 035: Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble: “Children of a Most High God” In Episode 35 of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast Rev. Dr. Brad Miller has an in-depth conversation with Indiana Area Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble. Bishop Trimble celebrates his first anniversary as Indiana Bishop in September 2017 and shares with Brad his impressions of and lessons learned about the state of the church in Indiana. Bishop Trimble shares his vision moving forward for Indiana United Methodism of becoming a powerful witness for God connecting every community. Bishop Trimble tells Brad about his experience in observing effective ministries to children, missions and peace and justice matters in Indiana United Methodist Churches. Bishop Trimble emphasizes transformation through connection with community and the church as a prophetic, encouraging voice that speaks to a hurting world. Bishop Trimble and Brad speak about the challenges facing the United Methodist Church as a whole over issues of human sexuality. In particular Bishop Trimble offers his take on “a way forward” for the United Methodist Church. Bishop Trimble shares a word of encouragement for pastors and leaders in Indiana and the UMC that all are children of a most high God. Enjoy Episode 35 of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast featuring Bishop Julius Trimble.

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HUMP EP 034: Rev. Dan Gangler – Reconciling Ministries Network

Rev. Dan Gangler


 

HUMP EP 034: Rev. Dan Gangler – “Reconciling Ministries Network” In Episode 34 of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast Rev. Brad Miller speaks with Rev. Dan Gangler the Corresponding Secretary of the Reconciling Ministries Network. Dan is the former Director of Communications for the Indiana Conference who now is a spokesperson for the primary group in the United Methodist Church which advocates inclusive language in the Book of Discipline regarding ordination of homosexual people and the allowance of UM clergy to marry same sex couples. Brad and Dan have an in depth discussion of theological and biblical arguments surrounding the issues, the possibility of a schism in the church the implications for local churches and clergy as well as the efforts to find a “way forward” to for our church. This the most important issue facing the church and our future as a United Methodist Church as it is presently constituted. Undoubtably the voices of advocacy groups such as The Reconciling Ministries Network will be active in advance of a called General Church Conference in 2019 to address these matters. The Hoosier United Methodist Podcast will hear from all sides of this issue and be a sounding board for all to be heard in an effort to find common ground. The purpose of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast is to strengthen the connection in the United Methodist Church in Indiana to fulfill the mission of “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.”

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HUMP EP.033. Preparing for Annual Conference 2017 “Together We Are More”

Rev. Dr. Brad Miller


 

HUMP.033: Annual Conference 2017- “Together We Are More” Episode 033 of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast is a special edition previewing the 2017 Indiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. The theme of Annual Conference is “Together We Are More” and is held June 8-10, 2017 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. This is the first Annual Conference under the Episcopal leadership of Bishop Julius Trimble. Dr. Brad makes some observations about the place, purpose and importance of Annual Conference based on his experiences. He introduces the keynote speakers and the four focuses of the United Methodist Church which will be emphasized at the conference. ? Creating New and Renewed Congregations ? Developing Principled Christian Leaders: Encouraging the Call ? Engaging in Ministry with the Poor ? Improving Global Health The unity of the body of Christ is the overriding theme of the Annual Conference embodied by the key verse of scripture. Ephesians 4:16 “From Him (Jesus) the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does it works.” The purpose of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast is to strengthen the connection in the United Methodist Church in the state of Indiana to fulfill the mission of “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.”
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HUMP EP.032. Rev. Todd Outcalt “Seven Deadly Virtures”

Rev. Dr. Todd Outcalt

HUMP EP.032 Rev. Dr. Todd Outcalt “The Seven Deadly Virtues” In Episode 32 of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast, Dr. Brad Miller talks with the author of “The Seven Deadly Virtues: Temptations in The Pursuit of Goodness,” Rev. Dr. Todd Outcalt Senior Pastor of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Brownsburg, Indiana. Brad and Todd talk at length about the nature of goodness and virtue. Todd’s book explores the teachings of Jesus regarding living a virtuous life in parables such as the “rich young ruler” as well as the teachings of the early Saints of the church including ST. John Chrysostom whose quote “where virtue is, there are many snares.” which was a spark which led him to write the book. Brad and Todd explore such topics as: The temptation to do things our way instead of God’s way. The lure of success or the allure of grace. Prideful generosity as opposed to overflowing with gratitude. In their conversation read and Todd discussed the implications of the “deadly virtues” to living as a Christian temptations of pride among clergy and effectiveness of local churches in reaching unchurched folks when the church is perceived as “holier than thou.” He also talks about the the powerful and inspirational impact walking the Camino De Santiago, in Spain, had in inspiring his writing. Brad and Todd also talk about issues facing the United Methodist Church and gives his thoughts on a way forward to deal with the real challenges in the church. Todd also shares some of writing disciplines that he applies as the author of over thirty books while serving a growing congregation. There is a lot to dig into in Episode 32 of the “Hoosier United Methodist Podcast” which will be helpful to pastors and leaders as a tool to strengthen the connection in The United Methodist Church in Indiana.

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HUMP EP.031:Rev. Dr. Bob Walters “The Last Missionary”

Rev. Dr. Bob Walters

Rev. Dr. Bob Walters author of “The Last Missionary” is Dr. Brad’s special guest on Episode 31 of the Hoosier United Methodist podcast.  Bob talks to Brad about his many years working in both the Indiana Annual Conference and in the North Katanga Annual Conference in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa. Bob describes to Brad his experiences in both worlds and his take on mission partnerships over missionaries in the mission field and engaging in “deep listening.”  Bob talks about the exceptional leadership that he found at work with among the people of the  Methodist Church in the DRC.  Bob also talks to Brad about the unique way that he forged relationships in remote areas through the use of his bicycle. You will be engaged by this conversation in Episode 31 of the Hoosier United Methodist podcast with Dr. Brad Miller. The mission of the Hoosier United Methodist podcast is strengthening the connection in the United Methodist Church in Indiana for the purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ the transformation of the world.

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HUMP EP.030: Dr. Adolf Hansen-“A Fuller Understanding of God’s Revelation”

Dr. Adolf Hansen

HUMP#030: Dr. Adolf Hansen-“A Fuller Understanding of God’s Revelation” the purpose of the Hoosier United Methodist podcast is strengthening the connection in the United Methodist Church in the state of Indiana to achieve the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ of the transformation of the world. In Episode #030 of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast Dr. Brad Miller has a far ranging conversation with Dr. Adolf Hansen. Hansen is the author of the recent book “Carrying For Those Who Remain: A Practical Guide For End of Life Preparation.” Brad and Adolf talk about his early faith development in Brooklyn, New York in the Norwegian Methodist Church and his academic career as a faculty member at the University of Indianapolis and at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Adolf’s writing career really blossomed and retirement while serving as theologian in residence at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. There responding to the untimely death of his own daughter, in an accident, Adolf wrote the books “Responding to Loss” and “Tuesday Mornings with the Dad’s,” which emerged from a support group for dads who lost children. In “Carrying For Those Who Remain” Adolf shares with Brad that the purpose of the book is to generate intergenerational conversation for people facing end-of-life issues. The book is designed to be a practical guide dealing with matters of legal, financial, and funeral issues as well as spiritual, interpersonal and family dynamic issues. Adolf tells his own poignant story about dealing with his own father and mother on such matters and outlines how his experiences may be helpful to others. Importantly, Adolf makes the point that by dealing end-of-life matters in a practical and pragmatic way well ahead of the drama of death you can be set free from many of the stress that come with the loss of loved ones. Adolf goes on to share with Brad about his upcoming book “Hope In The Midst of Loss” which is his response to many of the stresses in the United Methodist Church and in the political landscape. The theme of this book will be choose hope because it doesn’t just happen.anchor your hope in love. In this part of the interview bread and Adolf drilled deeper on what Adolf calls “the elephant in the room” which is the matter of data we dealing with homosexuality in the United Methodist Church. Adolf offers an innovative approach to understanding this issue in the UMC and proposes a significant change in our denominational polity as a viable approach to dealing with the matter which is the source of so much conflict and consternation in our church. Help makes the point that he sees hope in the church that even has many are rigidly choosing sides there are many other people open to really listening and examining their own assumptions and be in dialogue with others. Adolf’s hope is that this listening will lead to a fuller understanding of God’s revelation for our church. In additions to all this Adolf shares with Brad his adventures in sailboat racing, skiing the Matterhorn in Switzerland and the importance of deep abiding friendships. You will want to join Dr. Brad Miller in this fascinating conversation with Dr. Adolf Hansen in Episode #030 of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast.

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HUMP EP.029: Rev. David Powell-Disaster Response Ministry”

Rev. David Powell


HUMP #029: Rev. David Powell-“Disaster Response Ministry” The purpose of the Hoosier United Methodist podcast is strengthening the connection in the United Methodist Church in the state of Indiana for the mission of Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World. Rev. David Powell is Brad Miller’s guest on Episode #029 of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast. In October 2016 Rev. Powell found himself literally in the middle of a hurricane when the medical mission group to Haiti he was with, planning to run medical clinics, ihad to change their plans when the country was struck by a hurricane. Responding to disaster is nothing new for Rev. David Powell as he has spent much of his ministry involved with disaster relief ministry. In this episode Dave talks to Brad in-depth about disaster relief ministry and its core purposes of training and preparedness, responding to the immediate needs of people and churches struck by disaster and working with volunteers in mission in recovery and rebuilding. As the former head of the Indiana conferences disaster response ministry Dave found himself working with the church in response to tornadoes hitting Henryville as well as flooding in Kokomo and South Bend and responding to many other disasters in Indiana and beyond. Dave tells Brad about his call to ministry which has always included dealing with people in crisis. He has worked in police and fire department chaplaincy where he finds great satisfaction in working with first responders and the people they serve. Dave shares with Brad a poignant story about a family lost everything in the Henrville tornado, including their garage-based beauty shop which was their only source of income and how the church through disaster relief responded to help them rebuild their lives. An avid photographer Dave tells Brad about his unique hobby related to photography and how he uses that skill in his ministry. Dave outlines how people can get involved with disaster relief ministries and how the key requirement to get involved is a keen sense of humility and grace. You will be inspired by Episode #029 of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller talking with Rev. Dave Powell lead pastor of the Edwardsville United Methodist Church.

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HUMP EP.028: Rev. Randy Anderson-“A Vehicle for Church Transformation”

Rev. Randy Anderson


HUMP #028: Rev. Randy Anderson-“A Vehicle for Church Transformation” The mission of the Hoosier United Methodist podcast is to strengthen the connection in the United Methodist Church in the state of Indiana for the purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. In Episode #028 of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast Dr. Brad Miller speaks with Rev. Randy Anderson who is on the Indiana Annual Conference staff on the church development team as well as serving as associate district superintendent of the Southwest district. Randy talks to Brad about his responsibilities in church development in particular regarding the fruitful congregations journey process. Randy works with pastors and lay teams in the classic fruitful congregations journey which is a three-year process as well as helping churches transition into FCJ 2.0 which goes a bit deeper in the process and helping churches implement their discipleship making plans. in addition Randy works with churches with attendance lower than 70 in the FCJ Impact program specifically designed for these churches. Randy tells Brad about how FCJ was instrumental in helping his local church focus on outreach and evangelism and how the concept of “radical hospitality” is crucial for churches to transform their ministry to their communities. Randy is all about training coaches and equipping facilitators to transform local churches into healthy congregations. He sees FCJ as a vehicle to transform local churches in a manner specifically integrated to their local settings. In the words of Randy “this is not a cookie cutter process”. Randy goes on to tell Brad about the overall vision of church development in the Indiana Conference which is the development of Alpha teams to focus on new church planting and Omega teams to work on redeveloping existing local churches. In both teams the emphasis of church development is for the church to see discipleship as a verb and how there is no room in discipleship for people to be merely pew sitters. Randy also tells Brad about how his relationships with his grandchildren is the key factor which keeps him fresh in ministry and enthusiastic about life. Rev. Randy Anderson is a delightful and engaging personality and committed to the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. In episode #028 of the Hoosier United Methodist podcast you will hear that commitment as Rev. Randy Anderson wants to get all Indiana churches on board the vehicle of church development for the transformation of the church. Rev. Randy Anderson http://www.inumc.org/churchdevelopment randy.anderson@inumc.org 800-919-8160
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HUMP EP.027: Rev. Beth Ann Cook-“Go Where the People Are”

Rev. Beth Ann Cook


HUMP #027: Rev. Beth Ann Cook-“Go Where the People Are” The mission of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller is to strengthen the connection in the United Methodist Church in the state of Indiana for the purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. In episode 027 of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast Brad talks with Rev. Beth Ann Cook about her passions for evangelism and global missions. Beth Ann is a three time delegate from Indiana to General Conference where she has served as a spokesperson for the Good News Movement. Through her connections in the General church she has also become quite involved with global missions particularly in the African countries of Burundi and The Congo. Global missions is her passion and she is an advocate for realigning resources to serve the needs of rapidly growing African churches. She cares deeply about the direction of the church and continuing our Wesleyan heritage. She calls upon her own powerful conversion experience moving from a primarily unchurched family to becoming a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ as motivation to help other people know Jesus Christ as their personal savior. She lives this out in her ministry as pastor of the Ogilville and Rockford United Methodist Churches in southern Indiana. Beth Ann tells Brad a great story about evangelism and gourmet pancakes. Indeed, in episode 027 of the Hoosier United Methodist Podcast Beth Ann Cook makes it clear that her calling is to “go where the people are!”
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