The Vital Connection Podcasts
The Vital Connection is a monthly podcast to equip leaders and congregations with the resources found thoughout the Dakotas Conference.
While United Methodists in the Dakotas have a certain connectionalism, we have discovered that all too many pastors are feeling like they are doing ministry alone. There are many talents, abilities, and strengths spread throughout the churches in the Dakotas, so it only made sense to connect you with those resources so you can deepen your faith and grow in ministry. Our hope is that you will be able to connect with the people we interview, because they are part of our Conference - they are us.
Let's do ministry together!
Episode 15 - The Band Meeting—Growing in Discipleship through Small Groups - Jeff Pospisil, Kyle Reinhiller, and Jerry Stravia
Episode 14 - Reaching Young Adults - Scott and Colleen McKirdy
Episode 13 - Tithing, Apportionments, and being led by the Holy Spirit - Jenene Earl
Episode 12 - The Journey through Ministry - Katie Rickie
Episode 11 - Behind the Curtain - Sheri Meister
Episode 10 - Supporting the Call to Ministry - Doug Diehl and Sharla McCaskell
Episode 9 - Pastoral Transitions - Andy Bartel
Episode 8 - A Balancing Act - Cory Thrall
Episode 7 - Mentoring the Next Generation of Leaders - Tom Freier
Episode 5 - Challenges of Church Transformation and Change - Kermit Culver
Episode 4 - Using Social Media to Reach People for Jesus - Jason Smith
Episode 3 - Attitude of Gratitude and Giving - Kent Millard
Episode 2 - Raising up New Leaders - Charlie Moore
Episode 1 - Bishop Bruce Ough Talks about Prayer