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Quick Conversation with Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson

Episode 203: Hybrid Worship and Long-Term Adaptation, a Quick Conversation with Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson

  Discussion Questions: 1. In what ways has the pandemic impacted congregations, and how has it influenced their approach to worship and community building? 2. How does Tod Bolsinger define adaptive leadership, particularly in the context of changing worship practices? 3. According to Bolsinger, what are the essential values that congregations should prioritize when considering…

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Quick Conversation with Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson

Episode 201: Understanding Change and Transition, a Quick Conversation with Tod Bolsinger and Markus Watson

  Discussion Questions: 1. What is the difference between change and transition, and why is it important to recognize this distinction in leadership and personal development? 2. How does acknowledging loss and grief contribute to developing resilience and perseverance during times of transition? 3. In what ways can patience and intentionality help leaders and individuals…

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Clergy, Congregations, and Hope After the Pandemic, with Scott Thumma

Episode 198: Clergy, Congregations, and Hope After the Pandemic, with Scott Thumma, Director of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research

  Discussion Questions: 1. How have clergy and congregations experienced resistance and tension in adapting to post-pandemic changes within congregational life? 2. In what ways has the pandemic impacted congregational dynamics, both positively (e.g., giving, attendance) and troublingly? 3. As a pastor, how does the information shared in this episode about congregational dynamics during the…

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