5.49: Learning to Ask ‘God Questions’: Transforming an Inherited Church

Join Dr. Dee Stokes, Dwight Zscheile, and guest Blair Pogue as they explore why we talk about church, how to rediscover God, and shifting the focus from membership to discipleship

In today’s episode, our co-hosts talk with guest Blair Pogue, the canon for vitality and innovation in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, who continues to work across the state to cultivate discipleship and missional engagement for the 94 Episcopal faith communities in Minnesota.

Tune in as we dive into the pivot from membership to discipleship. Discover how to facilitate conversations that lead to a deeper understanding of God, shifting from church to God-focused questions.

Show Notes:

https://youtu.be/8eF7yRspbws

Featuring

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Blair Pogue

Dr. Blair Pgue is the canon for vitality and innovation in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, working across the state to cultivate discipleship and missional engagement for the 94 Episcopal faith communities in Minnesota.

Meet Your Hosts

  • Dwight Zscheile

    Dwight Zscheile is vice president of innovation and professor of congregational mission and leadership at Luther Seminary. His latest book is Leading Faithful Innovation: Following God into a Hopeful Future (with Michael Binder and Tessa Pinkstaff, Fortress Press, 2023).

  • Dr. Dee Stokes

    Dr. Dee Stokes is an entrepreneurial minister, educator, consultant, author, and podcaster. With 30 years of experience in education, Dr. Stokes understands what it means to be co-vocational and serve God in the Church and in the marketplace. She has worked at every level of education and has also served as a Senior Pastor, Formation and Connections Pastor, and Teaching Pastor. She has a passion for God and His Church and to see people walk in divine destiny. Her degrees are in Sociology (BA from UNC Charlotte), Public Administration (MPA from Devry University), Biblical and Theological Foundations (MBTF from Asbury Theological Seminary), and Educational Leadership (Ed.S. & Ed.D. from Liberty University). Dr. Stokes's research interests include Cultural Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence, Burnout, Transformational Leadership, unconscious bias, and spousal responsibility.