Ep 03 The Final Grade: How the Church Moves Forward Post-Covid

SHOW NOTES Episode 03 

Title:  Part 2: The Final Grade–How the Church Moves Forward Post-Covid

Publish Date: March 28, 2022

In the second of a two part episode, Jayne, KrisAnne, Kim, and Jen give a final letter grade to the church’s response to the pandemic using criteria from Episode 02. They then look ahead at how the church can leverage the opportunities given as a result of lockdowns and shutdowns, reimagining how to do church effectively in a post-covid world.

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Kyuboem Lee, “How Might the COVID-19 Crisis Reshape our Churches for Good?,”Christianity Today, April 2022.

Kathleen M. O’Connor, Jeremiah: Pain and Promise, Fortress Press, 2012.

Theme Song Credit

All-girl rock band, Fanny: “Play Like A Girl” by June & Jean Millington (2011) recorded Live at WFMU on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko on August 21, 2011.

“Play Like A Girl” by June & Jean Millington is licensed under an Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License that can be found here, Creative Commons Legal Code.

The Team

Kim Hu (MA, MDiv ‘23) is in full-time ministry where she works with young adults at her church while pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree at Missio Seminary. She loves making her husband Tim laugh, dreaming of what missions means, caring for her growing collection of house plants, and posting unsolicited reviews of Trader Joe’s products to her instagram.

Jennifer Johnson (MEd) serves as the Chief Communications Officer at Johnson University in Knoxville, TN. She blogs about faith, doubt, the church, and the idiosyncrasies of Christian culture and compiled some of this work into her book, See Jen Write: The Best of the Blog. Jen’s a wife, a stepmom of two young adults, a board member for Orchard Group and Christian Missionary Fellowship, an American Airlines Gold member, a reluctant dog owner, and a big fan of caffeine.

Kris Anne Swartley (MDiv) serves as Pastor of Worship and Administration at Doylestown Mennonite Church in southeast Pennsylvania. She is a wife, mom and musician; and her hobbies include caring for her two cats, feeding the neighborhood birds and drinking inordinate amounts of coffee.

Jayne Wilcox (MDiv, ThD) is a Lecturer in Religion and Theology at LaSalle University and an adjunct professor in World Christian History at Missio Seminary. She lives in Levittown, PA with her husband and their favorite furry four-legged friends, Rose and Lilibet. Her pride and joy are her two adult sons and an adorable daughter-in-law.


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