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 Cooper
Resident Ephesiologist, Missions Executive

Michael is the missiologist in residence with East West where he focuses on equipping and empowering 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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Ep 116: Stewarding Followers of Jesus in Theological Education

On this episode of the Ephesiology Podcast, Andrew and Michael are joined by Greg Henson, president of Kairos University to discuss the seminary’s role in stewarding followers of Jesus in theological education. Kairos University’s unique collaborative innovation focuses on theological education that is affordable, accessible, relevant, and faithful. Its watchword is easily summarized as discipling followers of Jesus to flourish in their vocation.

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Michael Cooper
Resident Ephesiologist, Missions Executive

Michael is the missiologist in residence with East West where he focuses on equipping and empowering 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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Kairos University's unique collaborative innovation focuses on theological education that is affordable, accessible, relevant, and faithful. It's watchword is easily summarized as discipling followers of Jesus to flourish in their vocation. Click To Tweet

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If you’ve benefited from the Ephesiology Podcast, would you consider a gift to help sustain future episodes? We’d be honored to partner with you to continue providing solid biblical, theological, and missiological content for listeners around the world.

Don’t go to seminary. Let us bring seminary to you.

We know you are passionate about God’s mission and so are we. Our non-residential degree programs are especially designed to prepare you to see God do more than you can imagine right from your place of ministry. Join a learning experience concerned for your head, heart, and hands, and earn a Doctoral or Master’s degrees that are affordable, accessible, and from accredited seminaries.

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Discover church planting in the New Testament way in Ephesiology: A Study of the Ephesian Movement.

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Ep 115: Theological Education for the Church

On this episode of the Ephesiology Podcast, Andrew, Matt, and Michael are joined by Dr. Scott Manor, president of Knox Theological Seminary to discuss theological education and the church. Accessibility is one of the major issues confronting seminaries around the country. Innovative seminaries are stepping away from the traditional campus model and taking seminary to the church. Additionally, innovative seminaries do not only prepare pastors for the pulpit, but they also equip all people-plumbers, electricians, educators, doctors-to be leaders in their communities and churches.

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Michael Cooper
Resident Ephesiologist, Missions Executive

Michael is the missiologist in residence with East West where he focuses on equipping and empowering 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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If you’ve benefited from the Ephesiology Podcast, would you consider a gift to help sustain future episodes? We’d be honored to partner with you to continue providing solid biblical, theological, and missiological content for listeners around the world.

Don’t go to seminary. Let us bring seminary to you.

We know you are passionate about God’s mission and so are we. Our non-residential degree programs are especially designed to prepare you to see God do more than you can imagine right from your place of ministry. Join a learning experience concerned for your head, heart, and hands, and earn a Doctoral or Master’s degrees that are affordable, accessible, and from accredited seminaries.

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Discover church planting in the New Testament way in Ephesiology: A Study of the Ephesian Movement.

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Ep 114: Church Planters and Theological Education

On this episode of the Ephesiology Podcast, we begin a multi-part series on theological education. In part one, we focus in on church planters and theological education. While enrollment in theological education is at an all-time high, according to the Association of Theological Schools, the question remains whether or not seminary is still relevant. We believe it is, and the seminaries that will lead into the future will be accessible from the church planters place of ministry, affordable so the church planters doesn’t go into debt, and relevant to the church planters ministry context.

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Michael Cooper
Resident Ephesiologist, Missions Executive

Michael is the missiologist in residence with East West where he focuses on equipping and empowering 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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Partner with Ephesiology

If you’ve benefited from the Ephesiology Podcast, would you consider a gift to help sustain future episodes? We’d be honored to partner with you to continue providing solid biblical, theological, and missiological content for listeners around the world.

Don’t go to seminary. Let us bring seminary to you.

We know you are passionate about God’s mission and so are we. Our non-residential degree programs are especially designed to prepare you to see God do more than you can imagine right from your place of ministry. Join a learning experience concerned for your head, heart, and hands, and earn a Doctoral or Master’s degrees that are affordable, accessible, and from accredited seminaries.

Learn More

Discover church planting in the New Testament way in Ephesiology: A Study of the Ephesian Movement.

Learn More