Should You Start a Podcast? And Positive Ministry Trends, with Aron Utecht (Podcast Ep 035)

We all have access to a lot of great communication tools. Which ones should your church use? Start by knowing what you are – and are not – called to do.

For this episode I interviewed Aron Utecht, a pastor and the host of the Good Ideas for Churches podcast. We talked about some of the positive trends Aron is seeing in the church and among pastors, including refocusing on mission rather than obsessing over methods.

We also talked about the value of podcasting for pastors and churches, including what questions we must answer before we’re ready to ask “should I start a podcast?” (Hint: sometimes the answer is “no”.) In a lot of situations the best use of our limited time and energy may be to invest ourselves even deeper into the church and the surrounding community with low-tech, hands-on touches.

Aron encourages us not to get enamored with the tools and toys. Know what God has called you to do, then do it in the best way you know. If that’s a high-tech answer, fine. But if it’s old-school pastoring – which it will be for most of us – stay faithful in that.

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