The Scott Stedman Podcast

The Scott Stedman Podcast

Scott Stedman discusses anything from religion, to psychiatry, to entertainment and makes connections between these three.http://thescottstedman.com

Episodes

December 2, 2022 64 min

in this episode, Scott and Micah discuss small groups in churches.  We discuss the good and the dangers of small groups, as well as some of the corny names churches call their sub-groups.  Plus, more "stories gone wild" from fire evangelism to church leaders not going to church on Sunday.

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In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss how churches prepare for the Advent season.  They discuss various ways churches celebrate advent, why some churches opt-out, and the importance of having a clear plan for leading people through the advent season.

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In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss mental health in ministry.  They cover why pastors do not seek mental health, why it is essential, and whether pastors should see Christian counselors.  Plus Scott talks about the crazy situation he was in to see a movie in the theaters.

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November 11, 2022 51 min

Scott and Micah discuss the topic of the flow of services from different size congregations.  We look at what can disrupt the flow of service, why it is important, and what is the underlying issue when these disruptions happen.  Plus, we discuss  Hot youth Pastors and Jesus wearing a MAGA hat in church service in our weird experiences segment

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Scott and Micah discuss the topic of sermon illustrations after a pastor used a dating app as an example to illustrate a point.  We discuss the ethics of sermon illustrations what can/cannot be used, respect, and why asking permission from people (even if used anonymously) is a critical habit when using their stories for an illustration.

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Last week, Preachers and Sneakers showed a screenshot of an Elevation Worship ticket in LA for over $1000.  Scott and Micah look at the pricing of these tickets and discuss should worship teams and their pastor charge this amount of money.  We look at other prices at different venues and discuss the financial ethics of worship leaders who are on staff full-time and touring.

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In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss a concerning trend where Pastors will preach negativity from the pulpit by anonymously calling out people in the church, to always talk about the church's problems.

 

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Scott and Micah begin discussing Christian Education and debate if it is important or not to be effective in ministry.  We also discuss the topic of ordination in relation to higher education and ministry.  Plus weird stories, and Micah's wife, Alicia, crashes the podcast.

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October 7, 2022 48 min

Scott's weird story about a friend's performance review spawned a conversation about how the church practices doing a performance review with church leaders.  Are they necessary?  If so, what are the foundation and the purpose of doing these reviews and who should be doing them?  Scott and Micah discuss these questions in hopes to help church leaders assess how these reviews may be helpful or harmful to the church staff and...

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September 30, 2022 46 min

In this episode, Micah and I will be discussing the topic of Gimmick Churches.  We will be looking at a Heavy Metal church in its mission and presentation and discuss if there are any benefits and downfalls to these churches and if regular churches fall into the same trap of using gimmicks to get people to attend their church.

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In this episode, Micah and Scott discuss the topic of friendship and how it relates to ministry.  Can pastors have deep, meaningful friendships with people attending the churches they serve?  What are the benefits and pitfalls?

 

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In this episode, Scott and Micah look at the different documentation churches use for their staff and members.  We address Contracts, "covenants", NDAs, and Cease and Desist letters and debate if these documents do anything to advance the Kingdom of God or fracture it.

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At the end of August, Matt Chandler took a disciplinary leave of absence from Villiage Church over some questionable messages with a woman that was not his wife.  Scott and Micah dive into the story and discuss why this scandal seems different than the other church scandals that have come out in the last five years.

 

You can read the article at the link below.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/state/texas/article265051084.html?fb...

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September 2, 2022 49 min

If you listen to Christian Music in the early 2000s, you would have come across Kutless' hard rock worship style. In their 20-year span, they are coming out with new music and even discussing their hiatus from the CCM scene.

 

Scott and Micah look at the Christian Post interview and discuss the CCM music scene and the culture shift in the church that lead to the band's hiatus

 

You can check out the article below.

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August 26, 2022 52 min

In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss their first day in their new ministry positions as we share our insights and feelings about our latest roles. Plus, Micah discusses the strange situations with the church he was phased out of and Scott discusses the difference in perceptions of historical events in our "Wierd Things" segment

 

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August 19, 2022 47 min

With more information coming out about the toxic church culture at Hillsong, some people have proclaimed that churches that use songs from bigger church organizations (Hillsong, Bethel, Elevation, etc.) in their worship are promoting a toxic theology.  Scott and Micah discuss this topic and answer the question "is it right or wrong to use these church's songs in worship?"

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In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the digital side of church service with live streaming.  We discuss churches abandoning digital services, the elements of having excellent online service, and how to have quality without breaking your budget.

 

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August 5, 2022 64 min

In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss church communication and the effective ways it needs to be implemented.  We discuss strategy and even digital communication in a way to effectively get the church's vision and events communicated clearly for impactful ministry.

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July 29, 2022 62 min

In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the ministry transitions they are making.  We discuss what elements make for a smooth transition and what other elements make for a rough transition.  Plus, a new segment called, "What is the weirdest thing you experienced this week?"

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July 21, 2022 50 min

In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the vital role volunteers play in the movement of the church.  We discuss their importance and even ways church leaders can show gratitude and practice keeping volunteers healthy and happy.

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