Small Churches Big Impact Podcast

Why I Chose A Small Church

December 16, 2021 Small Churches Big Impact Collective Season 1 Episode 3
Small Churches Big Impact Podcast
Why I Chose A Small Church
Show Notes

HOST: Susie Shaefer

GUEST: Allison Sandlin Liles

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Hurst, TX

Episcopal Peace Fellowship

Invite,Welcome, Connect

Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times by the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry

Acts in Easter - a Bible Study created by the Rev. Becky Zartman

PFLAG Fort Worth 

The Woman with the Alabaster Jar from Matthew 26:6-13 Now while Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very costly ointment, and she poured it on his head as he sat at the table. But when the disciples saw it, they were angry and said, ‘Why this waste? For this ointment could have been sold for a large sum, and the money given to the poor.’ But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, ‘Why do you trouble the woman? She has performed a good service for me. For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me. By pouring this ointment on my body she has prepared me for burial. Truly I tell you, wherever this good news is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in remembrance of her.’

Canon to the Ordinary: This member of the Bishop’s staff is referenced multiple times by Susie and Allison in this episode. The Canon to the Ordinary is often the person who works with clergy in transition and oversees the search or transition process with congregations. The Canon to the Ordinary works directly with the Bishop to do any additional work that needs to be done, which varies from diocese to diocese.

Music: I Love to Tell the Story, Benjamin Grove, keyboard

Podcast produced by Polymnia