The Little Space Episode 8

Welcome to episode 8 of the Little Space

Today we talk about new ministry developments in Papua New Guinea from this great article:  https://www.wesleyan.org/6120/i-need-her-beside-me
Cheri Floyd is a Global Partners missionary in Papua New Guinea.
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The Little Space Episode 7: Investing in Female Pastors in Mongolia

Welcome to Episode 7 of the Little Space

 

Today we are talking about an article from Global Partners about the move of God among female pastors in Mongolia.

http://www.globalpartnersonline.org/about/stories/equip-her-providing-theological-training-for-women

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Resolutions Update, How Americans feel about Women in Ministry, and Mighty Faith: The Wesleyan Potluck Episode 12



Welcome to episode 12 of the Wesleyan Potluck: here’s a rundown of what we’ll be covering today:

In the Lineup we’ll be talking about how we are doing on our resolutions?

The meal will feature a look at the recent study on Americans’ views on women in ministry

The Dessert Table will feature a great Charles Wesley quote,

and the cleanup is where we will tell you how to become a part of the Potluck community.

The Lineup-
What are some things you like to do to “get back on track?”

The Meal-
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/03/15/new-study-reveals-what-most-americans-believe-about-female-pastors-priests/?utm_content=buffer812e0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The Dessert Table:
“Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees, and looks to God alone; Laughs at impossibilities, and cries it shall be done.”
– Charles Wesley

The Cleanup
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The Little Space 6: Beyond Christian Tokenism

This is the LIttle Space Episode 6. Today we talk about the article “Beyond Christian Tokenism” by Dr. Joanne Solis-Walker.
Here is a link to the article.
https://www.wesleyan.org/5729/at-the-table-beyond-christian-tokenism
Here is Dr. Solis-Walker’s message from the 2015 Gathering.

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What is The Wesleyan Podcast Network?

If you follow me on Social Media then you’ve noticed some new projects and posts the last few weeks.  For the last few years, God had been laying my heart(and the hearts of others) the need for more Wesleyan podcasts.  How could we take the conversations happening at conferences and pastor’s meetings everywhere and bring them to the public.  How could we share and spread the hopes and dreams of a generation for their denomination by encouraging and resourcing the Church?  Now, there are lots of “Wesleyan” podcasts including those provided by Seedbed.  By the way, you may notice a familiar voice on some of the New Room Podcasts.  There are also some good ones like WesleyCast put out primarily by United Methodists.  What I was finding was a great big void in the Podcastsphere of Wesleyan podcasts from within our denomination.  There were lots of conversations, but no movement.  Around Thanksgiving 2016 the urge and drive to create something being almost unbearable and an impromptu conversation with my good friend Tim Kirkpatrick sealed the deal and the Wesleyan Podcast Network was born.  It started with the Wesleyan Potluck hosted by Tim and I where we talk about a variety of topics pertinent to the Wesleyan tribe.  Next came the Little Space with Deborah Rhodes.  These first 2 podcasts give you a small glimpse of the ultimate vision:  many voices with one mission.  Soon, Groundswell with Jeremy Summers will be relaunching and from there the Wesleyan Book Club and others are on the horizon.  I believe there are numerous prophetic and intelligent voices not being heard widely in the Church.  I believe there are lots of people who have the knack for podcasting who don’t even know it yet.  I believe God has called me to give a platform to those voices and perspectives and to tell the stories that need to be heard.  You can support the network financially through Patreon and by joining the Facebook Group and adding your voice to the conversation.  I’m excited about the future and grateful to be on the journey with you.

“Playing Snake, The Mission Movement, and John Wesley on Prayer”
by Tim Kirkpatrick and Heath Mullikin

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The Wesleyan Potluck
March 13, 2017



Welcome to episode 11 of the Wesleyan Potluck: here’s a rundown of what we’ll be covering today:

In the Lineup we’ll be talking about $50 phones and playing Snake

The meal will feature a discussion on the end game of the mission movement

The Dessert Table will feature a great John Wesley quote,

and the cleanup is where we will tell you how to become a part of the Potluck community.

The Lineup-
https://hypebeast.com/2017/2/nokia-3310-relaunch

http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/27/14749896/nokia-3310-snake-gameplay-preview-mwc-2017

The Meal-

http://www.amplifyingmission.com/2016/08/29/the-end-game-of-the-mission-movement/
Ben Ward, Director of Communications & Innovations Architect and Asia Area Director

We often say: “Our global plan for amplifying mission is based on the 5 Phases of the Missional Church.

“Phase 1 begins when a church sends missionaries into an unreached place. Missionaries learn the culture and establish relationships, both proclaiming and demonstrating the gospel. As churches form and mature, the roles of the missionary team and the sending church they represent continually change. We customize our field strategy to meet the developmental needs of the receiving church based on its current phase.
“Ultimately, the missional church reaches Phase 5—Multiplying Movements—achieving full partnership with the Global Church, increasingly amplifying mission.”
Together with the Nepali leaders, we dreamed of a day when a strong, self-supporting Nepali Church becomes a full partner with the Global Church, crossing cultural boundaries, amplifying mission in the least reached places of the earth.
Disciples making disciples. Churches planting churches. Networks of churches crossing cultural and national boundaries to start new networks of churches. Multiplying Movements—this is our end game.”

The Dessert Table:
“God does nothing but by prayer, and everything with it.” — John Wesley
― John Wesley

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“The Little Space Episode 5: The Barna Study on Female Pastors”
by Deborah Rhodes and Heath Mullikin

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The Little Space
March 8, 2017

This is Episode 5 of the Little Space.

In this episode we discuss the recent study done by the Barna group on female pastors. Here’s the link to the story: http://www.christianitytoday.com/women/2017/february/study-female-pastors-are-on-rise.html

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“Tim Keller’s Successful Succession-The Wesleyan Potluck Episode 10”
by Tim Kirkpatrick and Heath Mullikin

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The Wesleyan Potluck
March 6, 2017

Welcome to episode 10 of the Wesleyan Potluck: here’s a rundown of what we’ll be covering today:

In the Lineup we’ll be catching up with each other,

The meal will feature some thoughts on the pastoral succession following the resignation of Tim Keller

The Dessert Table will feature a great John Wesley quote to chew on,

and the cleanup is where we will tell you how to become a part of the Potluck community.

The Lineup-

The Meal-
http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2017/february/tim-keller-stepping-down-nyc-redeemer-senior-pastor.html

The Dessert Table:
“Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge.”
― John Wesley, Letters of John Wesley

The Cleanup
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“The Wesleyan Potluck Episode 1”
by Tim Kirkpatrick and Heath Mullikin

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The Wesleyan Potluck
January 23, 2017

 

Recorded:  January 23, 2017
Welcome to the Wesleyan Potluck where we give you only the best news and commentary on what’s happening in and around the Church.  Tim Kirkpatrick and Heath Mullikin are Pastors committed to the advancement of the Kingdom of Christ and this is where we share our hopes and dreams for our denomination.
Welcome to episode 1 of the Wesleyan Potluck.
The Lineup
Any new year’s resolutions?
What have you been reading and why?
Tim – Bibliotheca.co Bible from the Kickstarter project.Also finishing up Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography & Thomas Paine’s Common Sense

The Serial Reader App 

The Meal* ​Former district superintendent honored by governor 
* Thoughts on Wayne Schmidt’s first 6 months as General Superintendent

The Dessert Table
“What one generation tolerates, the next generation will embrace.”
― John Wesley

The Cleanup
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5 Lessons We Can Learn from Elf

Elf has become a Christmas classic over the years and a movie that my family watches multiple times during December(and sometimes other parts of the year).  There are so many things that make this movie great and appealing.  Here are 5 lessons we can learn from Elf.  Yes, there will be spoilers, but if you haven’t seen Elf by now then more than likely you’re a Scrooge.

  1.  “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”  Who doesn’t like belting out Christmas carols?  Is it possible to feel bad after singing “Jingle Bells”, “Silent Night”, or “Snow, Snow, Snow?”  I think this also applies to faith in general.  Even in the tough times of life, endured with faith, can bring joy and peace to others.  The stories of God’s transforming power in our lives are meant to be shared and used to encouraged others.
  2. A job can be more easily replaced than family.  James Caan, in the end makes the difficult choice to quit his job to go look for Buddy.  It’s a job he had lost his passion for as the quality of his work had diminished along with his relationship with his boss.  I know that in real life things don’t work out as nicely like they do in the movies with Walter starting his own publishing house and Buddy’s first book being a huge success.  Sometimes the choices are hard and we have to count the cost, but relationships last longer than a paycheck.
  3. Everyone can do something.  Buddy did not fit in with the Elves.  He put them way behind on Etch-a-sketch construction.  He could change the batteries in the smoke detector though.  Sometimes we give up on people because they can’t do what we want them to do.  Maybe they’re not good at that.  Find something they’re good at.  This philosophy works on things from assigning household chores to kids to building ministry teams in a local church.  God made us all to do something, and there is great joy in helping people discover what their “something” is.
  4. Don’t believe all the hype.  “World’s Best Cup of Coffee?”  Slogans and pronouncements like that are all around us.  We have to filter through what’s true and what’s not.  Companies spend billions of dollars trying to convince us we can’t live without what they’re offering.  Too many times our excitement is met with a mediocre cup of coffee.
  5. There is no Christmas without faith.

Michael:  Hold it… if you’re really Santa Claus,  Then we can just get some news cameras in here,  And everyone will believe in you,  Then your sleigh will fly, right?

Santa:  Christmas spirit is about believing, not seeing.  If the whole world saw me, all would be lost.   The paparazzi have been trying to nail me for years.

John 20:29 says, “Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

The angel’s message.  The virgin birth.  The magi.  The inn.  The entire Christmas story calls us to believe in what man would deem impossible.  To hope that the improbable is fact.  Whether you’re enjoying eggnog, Christmas movie traditions, exchanging gifts, or houses lit up for all to see you owe it all to faith.  This entire season is built on faith.  Sometimes, it feels like we spend 11 months out of the year losing our faith in humanity.  Christmas reminds me that there was great faith even in the act of God sending Jesus to earth.  Faith that Jesus would redeem his people.  Faith that all was not lost.  Faith that you and I would come to believe.

So, let’s sing a little louder, hold our families a little tighter, and believe that a little faith goes a long way.  Especially in these days of uncertainty and division, may the Spirit of Christ, which is the Spirit of Christmas, give us all the hope we need to make a better tomorrow.