Episode Archive

Episode Archive

34 episodes of Pivot since the first episode, which aired on May 27th, 2020.

  • 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.

  • Episode 12: Reflections and Learning

    September 1st, 2020  |  Season 1  |  43 mins 5 secs
    christianity, church, community, coronavirus, leader, ministry, online ministry, pandemic, pastor, pivot

    As church leaders, the pandemic has been and is causing us to rethink so much. Reflect with us on these changes, specifically around community, capacity, and competency.

  • Episode 11: Promising Innovation

    August 25th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  34 mins 26 secs
    christian innovation, christianity, church innovation, coronavirus, leadership, ministry, pastor, pivot

    Christian innovation is different than secular innovation, but what makes it unique?

  • Episode 10: Creating Conditions

    August 18th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  36 mins 55 secs

    Like the times our GPS isn't able to reroute us, the things we were doing before are no longer working. Where is the church going now? For more, listen to this conversation about creating conditions.

  • Episode 9: Permanent Whitewater

    August 4th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  30 mins 43 secs
    christianity, church, complexity, leadership, mind traps, ministry, pastor, thrive

    Leading right now is like navigating through relentless whitewater rapids. If you are questioning everything right now, you are not alone.

  • Episode 8: Our New Home

    July 28th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  24 mins 37 secs
    christianity, church, coronavirus, leadership, ministry, pastor, schedules

    It's time to begin to build sustainable patterns for this time we are living in.

  • Episode 7: Exhausted in the Wilderness

    July 21st, 2020  |  Season 1  |  20 mins 41 secs
    christianity, church, clergy, coronavirus, exhaustion, fatigue, pastor, rest, sabbath

    Pastors and church leaders are experiencing fatigue and exhaustion. Join us for a conversation on the realities facing pastors now.

  • Episode 6: Love Your Neighbor Part 2

    July 16th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  32 mins 2 secs
    christianity, community, leadership, love, neighbors

    A continuing conversation about loving our neighbors in online community.

  • Episode 5: Love Your Neighbor Part 1

    June 30th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  24 mins 9 secs
    christianity, love your neighbor, neighbor, online community

    Who is your neighbor on Zoom? When community includes online spaces, we are called to love our neighbors in both familiar and new ways.

  • Episode 4: Community

    June 16th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  23 mins 35 secs
    christian community, church, community, online church, pastoral leadership

    Community, whether online or in-person, is all about engagement. Real community is also about communication and vulnerability. Let's imagine what that can look like.

  • Episode 3: Lament

    June 9th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  23 mins 5 secs

    Lament is a language that changes how we communicate with God. Lament powerfully expresses complex feelings and situations. 

  • Episode 2a: Loss and George Floyd

    June 5th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  25 mins 44 secs

    There are many responses to loss. The killing of George Floyd includes grief that expresses itself in acts like protesting, giving, and listening. In the middle of loss, what can we do to address racism?