Ep. 21 Pastor as Community Organizer ft. Christian Coon, Urban Village Church



Christian Coon, the co-founding and lead pastor of Urban Village Church, comes on the Uncovered Dish to talk about how he and Trey Hall: dreamed of a church in Chicago that is both gospel-centered and LGBT-inclusive, used community organizing techniques to plant the church, and failed boldly throughout the whole process. Urban Village Church is now a vibrant multi-site church where more than 80% of its attending members are under the age of 40. Pastor Christian Coon will be giving a workshop at the upcoming SENT Conference on November 11.

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Ep. 20 Mixing Art and Technology in Worship ft. Eric Valosin


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Artist Eric Valosin talks about his work in the techno-sublime and how mixing old forms of art, like painting and stain glass, and new forms of technology, like projections, can result in new, powerful, and theologically-engaging spiritual experiences appropriate for postmodern church and worship of the 21st century.

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Shows of Eric Valosin’s Works:
1. “Unexpected: What is a Painting?”
Watchung Art Center
18 Stirling Rd. Watchung, NJ
Opening Reception: 9/10, 1-4pm
On View: 9/5-30

2. “Eric Valosin: For(Loop) {Meditations}”
Misbits New Media Art Space
1415 University Ave, Suite L, Oxford, MS
Opening Reception 10/24 [Time TBD]
On View 10/24 – 11/14

Ep. 19 Growing Volunteers In Your Church ft. Juel Nelson

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Feel like you’re doing ministry all by yourself? Director of Leadership Development Juel Nelson comes on the podcast to share ideas and resources for fostering a spirit of lay leadership and service in your church, so the pastor doesn’t have to be doing ministry alone.

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Ep.18 The Feed Truck Cafe and Starting New Ministries ft. Jess Winderweedle and Skitch Matson

Four Methodist ministries: Kingston UMC, Princeton UMC, Feed Truck Ministries Inc., and the Wesley Foundation of Princeton University all teamed up to launch the Feed Truck Cafe: a pop-up model cafe ministry dedicated to creating a safe study space for Princeton students. Executive Director of Feed Truck Ministries Inc. Jess Winderweedle and Wesley Foundation Director Erik “Skitch” Matson come on the podcast to share their experience and encourage other churches to dream big, listen to the voice of your community, and start new kinds of ministries as well. How does the cafe operate? Where do you get grants? All this and more on this Uncovered Dish.

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Ep. 17 Why Your Church Needs To Be On Instagram ft. Josh Kinney & Brittney Reilly

Episode 17, July 5, 2017
What is Instagram, and why does your church need to be on it? Editorial Manager of the The Relay Josh Kinney and Online & Digital Communications Manager of Greater New Jersey Brittney Reilly come on our very first video podcast to talk about this visual social media platform that is becoming more popular with younger audiences between 18 and 25. What is it? Why do I need it? How can a church use it? All this and more on this Uncovered Dish.

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