Interview with the Chandler Center

So it’s a bit embarrassing really. I was told to get an interview with a man named Tom Jacobs who runs the Chandler Center in Lincoln Park, MI for this week’s SMC Podcast episode. I talked on the phone with him for about half an hour and as we wrapped up I said, ME: Well,…

John Wesley’s “Bands”

Today on The SMC Podcast I did an interview with an old friend and fellow pastor, Derik Heumann. I found the whole conversation enlightening, especially as both of us are adamant about blending the different streams of the church into the Free Methodist Churches in which we serve (I have been known to blend a…

Apartment Dinner Church

Today we talk with Paul Parker, pastor over at Cornerstone Community Church in Battle Creek. Paul shares the story of how they got into doing dinner church in an apartment building in town, and where that has continued to lead them. Check out this podcast episode on Southern Michigan Conference’s Webpage or simply subscribe to the podcast…

Planting Microchurches

Some pastors in our conference are setting out to launch a network of Microchurches in the Michiana (Michigan-Indiana) area. This endeavor is a joint venture between the Wabash and Southern Michigan Conferences with the goal of establishing a network of churches. Today on The SMC Podcast, we talk with Dwight to hear the story of how this…

Interview with Pastor Paul Jones

My friend Paul Jones and his church recently sold their building and bought mobile church equipment. They now set up in a local middle school every Sunday and it’s really cool. Having worked for a portable church in the past, I know much of what this journey is like. Check out my interview with him…