Observations

CLMs Part 1: Leading the Local Church

We start a short series of episodes examining certified lay ministers (CLMs) and the role they play in the local church, how they are trained, and why more people may want to prayerfully consider exploring becoming a CLM. In this episode, host Todd Seifert talks with Jada Hodgson, a CLM serving as pastor at Plum…Read more »

Seeking Justice as Christians

The “In Layman’s Terms” podcast concludes its series on re-emerging from our in-home exiles with a look at how we can reshape our communities to more closely resemble the Kingdom of God. A key part of that effort likely is justice ministries. Host Todd Seifert, conference communications director, interviews the Rev. Sarah Marsh, the new…Read more »

Lydia Patterson Institute

In this special video episode of “In Layman’s Terms,” host Todd Seifert talks with Dr. Socorro de Anda and Rev. Larry Moffet about the Lydia Patterson Institute. LPI is a ministry of education and discipleship for kids along the border of El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico. The episode also celebrates Dr. de Anda’s 37…Read more »

Keeping What Works

The re-engagement series continues with an interview with the Rev. Stephanie Ahlschwede, lead pastor at St. Paul United Methodist Church in the Benson neighborhood of north Omaha. She and Todd talk about the things St. Paul tried as a means of staying connected to its community and parishioners and how some of those efforts are…Read more »

I believes the world would be a better place if more people understood the love that Jesus Christ has for them and the sacrifice he made on their behalf.

I find the love of God inspiring, and that’s my vision for this website. Through my weekly podcasts, occasional blogs and photos, I hope to share some inspiration and help others come to a better understanding of their faith.

The stories and photos posted here are dedicated to what I find inspiring, and I hope that you do, too.

— Todd Seifert