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Episode 54: Minister burnout on the rise, Black history is Christian history, a waiting list for people waiting to hear the Gospel

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Dr. Scott Thumma of Hartford Institute for Religion Research reveals how and why minister burnout is on the rise. Dr. Philena Myers (Woodland Place Church of Christ, Ocala, Florida) explains how Black history is Christian history.  Let's Start Talking has a waiting list of people who need volunteers to practice conversational English while teaching them the Bible. Leslee Altrock explains how people can volunteer.

SEGMENT ONE: Minister burnout is on the rise (Dr. Scott Thumma, Hartford Institute for Religion Research)

Link to the Hartford Institute for Religion Research report on rising clergy discontentment

SEGMENT TWO: Black history is Christian history (Dr. Philena Myers, Woodland Place Church of Christ, Ocala, Florida)

Link to Dr. Philena Myers’s submission to The Christian  Chronicle: “I am Black history”

SEGMENT THREE: Let’s Start Talking has a waiting list of people who want to learn English and the Gospel (Leslee Altrock, Let’s Start Talking)

Link to Let’s Start Talking Connect (where you can find out how to volunteer as a conversation partner for people who want to learn conversational English while using the Gospel of Luke as their textbook) 

Link to Bobby Ross, Jr.’s, report on the need for more volunteers at Let’s Start Talking

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Minister burnout, clergy burnout, minister discontent, clergy discontent, minister shortage, Sacred Calling, COVID, pandemic, congregation, church, change, minister health, Hartford Institute for Religion Research, Dr. Scott Thumma, Black history, Black History Month, Dr. Philena Myers, Woodland Place Church of Christ, Ocala, Florida, evangelism, missions, Bible, English, Let’s Start Talking, Leslee Altrock, Bobby Ross Jr., BT Irwin 

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