Hello! I’m Randy Greenwald. Thanks for joining us here around Greatheart’s Table.

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One of the themes of Greatheart’s Table is that ministry is an organic, inefficient, engagement with people. Our desire here is to push back against the Ministry Industrial Complex, so to speak, that often promises more than it can deliver, particularly in the smaller church.

In this episode I quote extensively from a pastor with whose experience I resonate. I hope you will find resonance here as well.

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Notes and resources relevant to this episode:

Barbara Melosh, Loving and Leaving a Church: A Pastor’s Journey (United States: Westminster John Knox Press, 2018). p. 158-159. I’m grateful to the author’s enthusiastic blessing upon my using her story.

Podcast music provided by Over the Rhine, and used with permission.
Intro: “All My Favorite People” / Lyrics
Outro: “Called Home” / Lyrics

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