Ep 117: The Pessimistic Perception of Pastoral Ministry

On this episode of the Ephesiology Podcast, Andrew, Matt, and Michael discuss a recent survey revealing that the majority of US pastors believe people in their congregations lack commitment. At the core of the survey is the gap between the pulpit and the pew. It’s reminiscent of the classic story of the monkey and the fish. Join our podcasters as they discuss the importance for pastors to understand their congregation and the need for the church to reorient herself to a cathartic, analytic, and catalytic paradigm.

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Michael
Resident Ephesiologist, Missions Executive

Michael is an executive in a missions organization where he leads a team focused on training and empowering local believers and church leaders in evangelism, discipleship, leadership, and catalyzing church planting movements in the most difficult to reach places on the planet. He is the author of Ephesiology: The Study of the Ephesian Movement.

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Andrew Johnson
Associate Pastor, Neartown Church

Andrew is a pastor, husband and father who desires all to know the one true King. He happily serves at Neartown Church in Houston, TX with a vibrant and growing community. He is the co-host of the Ephesiology Podcast.



 

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Matt Till
Chief Communications Strategist

Matt serves as the chief communications strategist and brand storyteller for the mission of Knox Theological Seminary. He has a diverse background in communications, higher education, and Christian ministry, and is also a former on-air promotions writer and producer who holds multiple awards, including two Emmys for his past work in Chicago broadcast television. He is the co-host of the Ephesiology Podcast.

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