A group of pastors in Corpus Christi and I started a podcast this year. We recorded our 20th episode on Monday.
It’s been a fun way to connect with each other. Our larger goal was to connect our churches. As far as I can tell, our local audience is growing.
I edit the podcast.
Up until this week, I had been putting about two hours into the podcast. That’s on top of the hour we meet and talk.
What took so long was the video editing. I edited the video to highlight who was talking, trying to follow the flow of the conversation. My thought was that was more engaging for anyone who watched.
That might be true.
But two hours is a lot of time for me. So, as you can tell from this week’s episode, I cut back on the editing. For the past twenty weeks, Mondays were full of editing. This week, I was able to do tend to other responsibilities.
Hardcore viewers might not appreciate the lack of editing. But I’m not sure we have hardcore viewers quite yet 🙂
The lack of editing doesn’t get in the way of the content we want to share.
Think about that.
Is there anything you’re doing that is taking up too much of your time? Anything you should decide to stop doing or allow someone else to do for you?
Every week there is a centering song. This week’s was I Want Jesus to Walk With Me. In my preparation for the prayer group, I found three versions of the song to use (There were, of course, many more).
I couldn’t decide which version to use. So, I asked someone from the group to choose.
Well, I have a website. So now I can play all three 🙂
I was looking for a particular local Christian radio station. Since I was introduced to the station and hadn’t heard it myself, I wanted to listen in for a bit.
After a few searches, I found it online. There was a “click to listen” function.
The button didn’t work.
Well, not at first.
It was about 9pm when I first found the station on my phone. The button didn’t seem to work. So, I left it alone, and forgot about it soon thereafter.
I remembered it at 3am. That’s when a loud voice blared from my phone.
I don’t know what the issue was. Was it something on my end? Who knows?
But it did remind of one of the church’s reputation.
Ever hear how we’re pretty slow to catch up to everybody else? We let trends fly by us. By the time we’re willing to spend money on new technology, we’re a few models behind.
Even a lot of churches who boast of their contemporary music are behind. Their “contemporary” music is 20 years old.
We even let current issues escape attention.
Walking the line of new and old can be tricky. We needn’t jump on every ministry bandwagon. Not every issue a kingdom issue. But we need to be mindful of the new ways to reach the world. We can’t ignore the pains and questions of the world around us.