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On Mission Together Podcast Archive

We invite you to listen and engage with Bishop Ken Carter’s podcast, On Mission Together, as we move forward together. Our prayer is for these conversations on spirit-led innovation, missional engagement, and courageous leadership will inspire you and your teams to dream about the future of our movement.

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A Message to our Latino/Latina Communities for this Season (with Rini Hernandez)

April 7, 2020

In this bilingual conversation centered around the COVID-19 crisis, Bishop Ken Carter talks with Rini Hernandez, Director of New Church Development & Latino/Latina Ministries for The Florida Conference. Hear a message of encouragement to our Latino/Latina communities, as well as highlights of ministry taking place during this time when we cannot physically gather.

En esta conversación bilingüe centrada en la crisis de COVID-19, el Obispo Ken Carter habla con Rini Hernández, Director de Desarrollo de Nuevas Iglesias y Ministerios Latinos/Latinas para la Conferencia de Florida. Escuche un mensaje de aliento para nuestras comunidades latinos/latinas, así como lo más destacado del ministerio que se lleva a cabo durante este tiempo cuando no podemos reunirnos físicamente.

Engaged in Mission While Social Distancing (with Clarke Campbell-Evans)

April 2, 2020

Bishop Ken Carter joins in conversation with Clarke Campbell-Evans, Director of Missional Engagement for The Florida Conference, to focus on how we may reach the vulnerable in our communities in practical, meaningful, and creative ways throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Strategies for Stewardship (with Mickey Wilson)

March 30, 2020

Amidst the many uncertainties of the coronavirus crisis, Bishop Ken Carter talks with Mickey Wilson, Interim Treasurer of The Florida Conference, on guidance for how resources may be used most effectively. Hear recommendations for financial stewardship and how local churches can best respond to the circumstances we face.

The Rural Church in the Season of COVID-19 (with Allen Stanton)

March 27, 2020

In a conversation that highlights churches in rural areas, Bishop Ken Carter introduces Allen Stanton, Executive Director of the The Turner Center at Martin Methodist College. As the primary anchor of their community, Allen discusses the relational strengths and unique opportunities for digital ministry among rural churches throughout this season.

Creative Ways to Connect (with Dan Wunderlich & Meghan Killingsworth)

March 25, 2020

Discover ways in which technology, creativity, and digital tools can be used to build community and relationships within our churches. This conversation with Dan Wunderlich (Lakeside UMC, Sanford) and Meghan Killingsworth (First UMC, Sanford) highlights the connectional and missional opportunities that exist for churches during this time of social distancing.

A New Normal

March 20, 2020

Bishop Ken Carter shares encouragement and advice for how we may respond to the current season in light of the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19. Hear about the ways in which The Florida Conference and its churches have the opportunity to respond, and the hopeful conversations that can take place among our communities.

Interview with Dionne Hammond

January 30, 2020

Join Bishop Carter's conversation with Dionne Hammond, the Atlantic Central District Superintendent, about her life and call into ordained ministry. May her story inspire you to lead yourself and others toward God's voice, calling, and direction.

Interview with Candace Lewis

January 17, 2020

Bishop Carter talks with Candace Lewis, the Gulf Central District Superintendent, about her recent book, “Resurgence: Navigating the Changing Ministry Landscape,” which shares on principles and strategies for churches to find transformation and growth in today's modern season. Discover some of the best practices and new pathways for interrupting congregational decline and creating new vitality in local churches.

Examen for the New Year

December 31, 2019

Begin your new year by participating in an examen meditative prayer rooted in the Wesleyan tradition and guided to lead your mind and heart closer to God.

A Reflection on Advent

December 17, 2019

In this season of Advent, prepare your heart and mind as Bishop Ken Carter shares a reflection on standing in the darkness and awaiting the hope, peace, and love of Christ's light.

The Role of a Bishop in this Season

August 20, 2019

Following the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops, Bishop Ken Carter shares about five callings identified for bishops within the United Methodist Church across the world. Discover how these callings have the opportunity to grow and develop our global church’s influence and impact.

Building Empathy Across Our Differences

August 13, 2019

Bishop Ken Carter discusses the way forward for our movement through innovative means of building empathy among our communities and recognizing the value of individual stories.

A Summer Update

August 6, 2019

Hear an update on the Florida Conference as Bishop Ken Carter shares his reflections from this summer and vision for moving forward through the remainder of 2019.

Reflections on Annual Conference 2019

July 30, 2019

Bishop Ken Carter shares a recap of this year’s Annual Conference including the election of delegates for General Conference, the ordination and commissioning of persons for ministry, the celebration of new forms and expressions of ministry, and more.

Preaching Teams with Jorge Acevedo

July 16, 2019

Learn about preaching teams, spirit-led innovation, and multi-site church ministry from Jorge Acevedo, lead pastor of Grace Church — a United Methodist congregation in four campuses across Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and Sarasota.

Interview with Michael Beck, Derrick Scott, & Audrey Warren

June 6, 2019

Listen to a conversation about new forms of ministry and spirit-led innovation featuring Michael Beck (Senior Pastor at Wildwood UMC, Cultivator for Fresh Expressions FL, & South Atlantic Coordinator for Fresh Expressions US); Derrick Scott (Executive Director for Campus to City Wesley Foundation); and Audrey Warren (Senior Pastor at First UMC of Miami).

Interview with Ann Eppinger

May 23, 2019

Ann Eppinger, member of St. Luke's UMC and volunteer with Zoe Empowers, shares about the international organization's mission to provide relief and empowerment to orphans and vulnerable children around the world.

Interview with Dr. Rini Hernandez

April 25, 2019

Bishop Ken Carter interviews Dr. Rini Hernandez, district superintendent of the South West district, as he shares the strategies he has implemented for supporting and connecting pastors within his diverse district.

A Discussion on the Appointment Process with Dr. Cynthia Weems

April 11, 2019

Dr. Cynthia Weems, dean of the Florida Conference Cabinet and district superintendent of the South East District, joins Bishop Ken Carter in a helpful conversation sharing the process of how clergy appointments are made.

Embracing the Wideness

March 12, 2019

Hear about Bishop Ken Carter's latest book, "Embracing the Wideness" on how the church can extend the wideness of God's grace to all people and create a confessing and reconciling movement within the United Methodist Church.

Interview with Alex Shanks & Molly McEntire – Part 2

February 22, 2019

Join Bishop Ken Carter as he continues his conversation with Molly McEntire and Alex Shanks, Florida's lay and clergy delegate leaders to the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference.

Interview with Molly McEntire & Alex Shanks – Part 1

February 8, 2019

Join the conversation as Bishop Ken Carter introduces Molly McEntire and Alex Shanks, Florida's lay and clergy delegate leaders to the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference. Molly currently serves the Florida Conference as the Mission, Training, and Volunteer Coordinator and Alex as the Assistant to the Bishop. Their voices and leadership has been and will continue to be a vital contribution to the Way Forward discussion.

Feedback Grid

January 8, 2019

Bishop Ken Carter and Jason DeMeo of We Are Curio explain how to use the Feedback Grid as a tool for innovation during their discussion on the Florida conference. Learn how to celebrate what’s working, collect constructive input, come up with new ideas, and ask helpful questions through the use of the Feedback Grid.


December 11, 2018

Bishop Ken Carter unpacks the five mindsets of the Florida conference with Jason DeMeo as a charge to become future focused, Wesleyan rooted, passionate about people, strengthened by diversity, and adaptive.

Mission & Vision

November 7, 2018

Bishop Ken Carter discusses Methodist clergy and laity being on mission together and the mission, vision, and mindsets of the FLUMC conference.