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Innovate, Ignite, and Inspire

Ministry has transformed exponentially in recent years and leadership of congregations is reforming. Innovation and leadership have long been topics of great interest to the church. Join host Dr. Flo Barbee-Watkins in exploring the many ways in which the church can use innovation and leadership to further its mission. We'll talk to experts in the field and discuss strategies for creating lasting change in the church. From new approaches to evangelism to creating a culture of leadership within the church, we'll cover a wide range of topics to help the church become a more innovative and forward-thinking institution. Tune in to learn more about the power of innovation and leadership in the church.

Episode 10: Healthy Relationships
December 11, 2023

In the final segment getting to know Leigh Anne Ring, she and Flo Barbee-Watkins talk about maintaining healthy boundaries, the challenges of figuring out how to be the church today, the importance of talking about death and grief, and living into this new staffing model.

Episode 9: Challenges and Opportunities
December 4, 2023

Leigh Anne Ring continues her conversation with Flo Barbee-Watkins. They discuss topics of conversation for pastors and the challenges of leadership transitions for congregations. Plus, find out what she would do if she had a magic wand to wave over the presbytery.

Episode 8: Learn About Rev. Leigh Anne Ring
November 27, 2023

Meet Leigh Anne Ring, POJ’s presbyter for relational care, a PC(USA) minister and a certified Christian educator. In this first of three episodes, learn how she was called to ministry and why relational care is so needed.

Episode 7: Serving as an Educator
November , 2023

Barbara Chalfant shares details of her life and work as an educator, including the successes and failures. Listen to the story of the "Christmas People" and other projects she has tried. Hosted by Flo Barbee-Watkins.

Episode 6: Evangelism, Nurture, & Risk-taking
November 13, 2023

Flo Barbee-Watkins continues her conversation with Barbara Chalfant. They talk about evangelism, nurture, and risk-taking in our congregations.

Episode 5: Get to Know Barbara Chalfant
November 6, 2023

Meet Barbara Chalfant, POJ’s presbyter for congregational life and a certified Christian educator. Learn how she was called to Christian education and how her role nurtures the presbytery’s congregations and members of all ages.

Episode 4: Apathy is Just a Basic Human Instinct
October 30, 2023

When considering the vitality of your church, are you focusing on the problem or the symptoms of the problem?

Episode 3: Measuring Congregational Vitality (part 2)
October 23, 2023

Explore the signs of a vital congregation as defined by the Presbyterian Mission Agency. How do the structural systems, finances, and discipleship practices affect congregational vitality?

Episode 2: Measuring Congregational Vitality (part 1)
October 17, 2023

Dig into the concept of congregational vitality. Is this something we can measure like a quantity? What are signs to you of a vital congregation?

Episode 1: Meet Dr. Flo Barbee-Watkins
September 20, 2023

Dr. Flo describes her faith formation and ministry journey in this first episode of the Innovate, Ignite, and Inspire podcast.