ministries / New Faith Communities
Reports from the Spiritual Frontier is a Path1-sponsored podcast that tells the stories of the pioneers who are innovating radically New Faith Communities. Here, you will encounter the stories of the new church God is planting, told in the voices of the people who are actually doing the work. Hear about their glorious successes and equally glorious failures, and what God is teaching them about what it means to follow Jesus in a rapidly changing culture. Below are links to podcasts featuring members from the Upper New York Conference.
Rev. David Masland- Director of Upper New York New Faith Communities
Rev. Nancy Raca- Sophia Community
Rev. Carlos Rosa-Laguer- Niagara Frontier DS, former pastor of Emmanuel UMC
Erin Patrick- The ROAD
Pastor Chris Jewell & Rebecca Priest- Into Silence co-founders
Click the play button below or click here to listen to the podcast featuring the Rev. David Masland, Director of New Faith Communities for the Upper New York Conference. Listen as he talks about creating space for spiritual pioneers within stressed institutions and the adventurous hope of the church planters he works with.
Click the play buttons below or click here to listen to the podcast featuring the Rev. Nancy Raca, pastor of Sophia Community in Brighton, as she shares her journey of cultivating community with women in suburban settings and the spiritual pressures that impact them or click here to listen to the second part of the conversation where Rev. Raca talks about how church buildings are not the magic pill that many church planters think they are.
Part 1: Finding Sophia in Suburbia
Part 2: Church Buildings Make Life Complicated
Click the play buttons below or click here to listen to the podcast featuring the Rev. Carlos Rosa-Laguer, Niagara Frontier District Superintendent. Rev. Rosa-Laguer shares the fanatically relationship-focused approach to spiritual community through his relationship as former pastor of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Rochester or click here to listen to more of the conversation where Rev. Rosa-Laguer explains why we don't need help, but need brothers and sisters.
Part 1: Building a Church, One Hot Dog at a Time
Part 2: We Don't Need Help, We Need Brothers and Sisters
Click the play buttons below or click here to listen to part one or click here to listen to part two of the podcasts featuring Erin Patrick as she shares her journey at The ROAD, a new faith community in Syracuse, and loving the people in front of you.
Part 1: Loving the People in Front of You
Part 2: Spiritual Formation and Worship at The ROAD
Click the play button below or click here to listen to the podcast featuring Chris Jewell, pastor at Schnectady: Faith UMC, and Rebecca Priest, co-founders of Into Silence, a Christian mobile meditation service.