Leading through Chaos
About the show
The Pivot podcast provides lessons and stories from church leaders who are igniting imagination, creating collaborations, launching experiments, and dreaming of new possibilities for God’s church. It focuses on two questions: How might we use the uncertainty and disruption of this time to reimagine church, ministry, and leadership? And how might the Christian faith be a resource for making spiritual sense of current realities and leaning into the future that is emerging?
Episode 22: Themes and Personal Reflections
April 30th, 2021 | Season 2 | 34 mins 56 secs
Episode 21: Mustard Seed and Hope that Moves Mountains
April 22nd, 2021 | Season 2 | 33 mins 27 secs
Episode 20: Slow and Patient
April 19th, 2021 | Season 2 | 37 mins 39 secs
Episode 19: Setting the Table
April 6th, 2021 | Season 2 | 33 mins 23 secs
Episode 18: Why Not?: Hope and Light
March 29th, 2021 | Season 2 | 36 mins 41 secs
Episode 17: Sharing the Weight
March 10th, 2021 | Season 2 | 39 mins 5 secs
christa compton, christian, christianity, church leadership, coronavirus, ministry, pandemic, pastor, pivot
The open-ended nature of the pandemic has made some of the pivots necessary for ministry more challenging.Pastor Christa Compton joins Terri and Louise for a conversation.
Episode 16: Living Faith
March 6th, 2021 | Season 2 | 30 mins 50 secs
christian, church leader, coronavirus, covid, elca, evangelical lutheran, leadership, lutheran, maryanne kehlenbach, mission, mission developer, mission development, pandemic, pastor
Mission development and faith during the pandemic are the topic of today's episode. Pastor Maryanne Kehlenbach of Living Faith Church joins Terri and Louise for this conversation.
Episode 15: Lessons from a Military Chaplain
February 22nd, 2021 | Season 2 | 26 mins 59 secs
aaron fuller, chaplain, chaplaincy, christianity, church, community, coronavirus, discipleship, discipleship practices, lead, leader, louise johnson, military chaplain, ministry, navy, navy chaplain, navy reserve, online ministry, pandemic, pastor, pivot, possibility, terri elton
What can help us prepare for the challenging seasons we are in? Pastor Aaron Fuller, a Navy reserve chaplain and parish pastor, joins Terri and Louise for a conversation around discipleship practices.
Episode 14: Leading in Liminal Space
February 15th, 2021 | Season 2 | 27 mins 22 secs
christianity, church, community, coronavirus, lead, leader, louise johnson, mike carlson, ministry, mission, online ministry, pandemic, pastor, pivot, possibility, st andrews lutheran church, terri elton, vision
Tending the mission and vision of a congregation is still important during a pandemic. How do we do that? Pastor Mike Carlson, of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, joins Louise and Terri to explore this and more in today's episode.
Episode 13: Embracing What's New
February 8th, 2021 | Season 2 | 20 mins 33 secs
christianity, church, community, coronavirus, lead, leader, louise johnson, ministry, online ministry, pandemic, pastor, pivot, possibility, terri elton
Welcome to season 2. Join Terri Elton from Luther Seminary and Louise Johnson from LEAD as they discuss where we find ourselves now. We continue to live in a liminal space, but even amidst the uncertainty, new possibilities and connections are happening.