Small Churches Big Impact Podcast

Small Churches Big Impact Podcast

Somehow, regardless of what the church says otherwise it seems like the message we keep getting as congregational leaders is size matters, so we've come together to seek a different message and to identify and amplify the beauty and grace of small. Small churches. No matter the impact you think you're making, join us to hear more about small churches making big impacts with God walking right alongside. You're with the Small Churches Big Impact Collective.


December 27, 2022 56 mins

Host: the Rev. Stacy-Williams Duncan

Guests: the Revs. Leon Sampson and Joe Hubbard

The Episcopal Church in Navajoland 

Good Shepherd Mission, Fort Defiance, AZ

St. Christopher’s Mission, Bluff, UT

Episcopal News Service (ENS) article about Navajoland deputation at General Convention

Leon Sampson is a 2019 graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary and currently serves as the curate priest at Good Shepherd Mission in Fort Defiance, AZ.   ...

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Host: The Rev. Leyla King


The Rev. Mark Nabors is the Vicar of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Stuttgart, Arkansas, and also serves St. Peter's on the Prairie Episcopal Church in Tollville, Arkansas. A graduate of the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville (BA and MPA) and Sewanee (MDiv), he is passionate about liturgy, hy...

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Host: the Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles

Guests: the Revs. Leigh Ellen Hall and Robert Hartmans

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, New Hamburg, NY

St. Thaddaeus’ Episcopal Church, Chattanooga, TN

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Hixon, TN

ChattEY - Chattanooga Episcopal Youth

The Agile Church by Dwight J. Zscheile

The Rev. Robert Hartmans serves as the Priest-in-Charge of two small churches in the Diocese of East Tennessee— St Thaddaeus Episcopal Ch...

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December 6, 2022 43 mins

The Rev. Stewart Lucas, currently vicar at Holy Innocents’ in Sandy Springs, GA; former pastor of The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, Baltimore, MD.

The Rev. Anthony Estes, Rector, All Saints, Detro...

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November 29, 2022 47 mins

Host: the Rev. Leyla King

Guests: the Revs. Rebekah Hatch, Allison Sandlin Liles, Stacy Williams-Duncan

In this introduction to Season Two, the four core members of the Collective reflect on the learnings of the past year in small churches and lay out some themes to expect in the rest of the episodes of the season - from the ecclesiastical church ladder to the joys of serving in nimble congregations.

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January 13, 2022 41 mins

HOST: Leyla King

GUEST: Kit Lonergan

Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress: 

Mark 4:26-28 -

26 Jesus also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27 and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28 The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. 29 But...

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January 6, 2022 52 mins

HOST: Rebekah Bokros Hatch

GUEST: Stacy Williams-Duncan

Festival of Homiletics:

Music: I Love to Tell the Story, Benjamin Grove, keyboard

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December 30, 2021 34 mins

HOST:  Kit Lonergan

GUEST: Susie Shaefer

Learn more about the CREDO conference, and find some of their resources, at

St. John’s Church in Clinton, Michigan:

“The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the uni...

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HOST: Stacy Williams-Duncan

GUEST: Leyla King

Content Warning: the topic of miscarriage and Leyla’s decision to disclose it to her congregation is discussed throughout the first half of the episode. 

Thankful Memorial Episcopal Church:  -

Music: I Love to Tell the Story, Benjamin Grove, keyboard

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December 16, 2021 43 mins

HOST: Susie Shaefer

GUEST: Allison Sandlin Liles

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Hurst, TX

Episcopal Peace Fellowship

Invite,Welcome, Connect

Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times by the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry

Acts in Easter - a Bible Study created by the Rev. Becky Zartman

PFLAG Fort Worth 

The Woman with the Alabaster Jar from Matthew 26:6-13 Now while Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, a woman cam...

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December 9, 2021 46 mins

HOST:  Allison Sandlin Liles

GUEST: Rebekah Bokros Hatch

Jen Fulton’s article, The Small Church as Icon

Gil Rendle’s book Quietly Courageous: Leading the Church in Changing World

StoryPath - connecting children’s books with lectionary readings from Union Presbyterian Seminary

Lesson Plans that Work: free formation curriculum from the Episcopal Church

Music: I Love to Tell the Story, Benjamin Grove, keyboard

Podcast produced by Polymnia

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1 Timothy 4:14: “Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you through prophecy with the laying on of hands by the council of elders.”

Music: I Love to Tell the Story, Benjamin Grove, keyboard

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November 30, 2021 1 min

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