Means of Grace Podcast
Means of Grace, a podcast from the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, equips church leaders through expertise and examples. Every week, 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 new ways through mission engagement, Fresh Expressions and much more. Rev. Kim Ingram, Rev. Luke Edwards, Jesse Enniss, Melissa McGill, Caroline Wood and Brian Mateer host.
Our goal is to equip church leaders through expertise and examples in Western North Carolina. 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. We break them into two categories – works of piety – like prayer, studying the scriptures, worshiping together and sharing in the sacraments – and works of mercy – doing good works, visiting the sick, feeding the hungry, seeking justice, and working to end oppression and discrimination. 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.
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Episodes & Show Notes
In today's episode of Means of Grace, we take you to Mt. Pleasant UMC which recently hosted a 30 year celebration for the founders, organizers and volunteers that make Project AGAPE special.
In this episode of the Means of Grace Podcast, Director of Missional Engagement, Brian Mateer, talks with Rev. Savannah Glover, Associate Pastor at Central United Methodist Church in Concord to reflect on her recent trip to Armenia on the Young ...
In this episode of the Means of Grace Podcast, Director of Missional Engagement, Brian Mateer, sits down with Britt Rogers to reflect on her recent experience on the Young Adult Pilgrimage to Armenia. They discuss many things including what it means ...
In this episode of the Means of Grace Podcast, Director of Missional Engagement, Brian Mateer, sits down with Rev. Noah Glover of Rock Grove UMC to reflect on his recent experience on the Young Adult Pilgrimage to Armenia. They explore many things ...
In this episode of the Means of Grace podcast, Director of Church Development, Rev. Rob Hutchinson, sits down with Bishop Ken Carter to discuss what it means to be a vital, healthy United Methodist Church in our current context.
In this episode of the Means of Grace podcast, Brian Mateer, Director of Missional Engagement, speaks with Reverend Johnathan Brake, Global Ministries Environmental Sustainabilities Program Manager, and Reverend Jarrod Davis, Creation Ministries ...
In this episode of the Means of Grace podcast, Rev. Dr. Nicole Jones talks with Kim and Jesse about her Vitality through Storytelling initiative that is developing connections and amplifying the stories of rural churches and communities.