Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Episode 42 Drs. Michael Beck and Rosario Picardo on Fresh Expressions of the Church in a Digital Age

Dr. Michael Beck and Dr. Rosario Picardo share insights from their new book Fresh Expressions in a Digital Age: how the Church can Prepare for a Post-Pandemic World. Buy Fresh Expressions in a Digital Age: Michael Beck has been a previous guest on Episode 2 and 24. Rosario Picardo is pastor of Mosaic Church and Dean of Chapel at United Theological Seminary in Dayton Ohio. Connect with Michael Beck: Twitter: @reverendwild1 Connect with Rosario Picardo: Connect with Dr. Russell: Twitter: @briandrussell IG: @yourprofessorforlife Read Brian's book on missional interpretation: (re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World Books by Michael Beck Books by Rosario Picardo Books that Beck Recommends: (1) Gerald Arbuckle Refounding the church: Dissent for Leadership (2) Manuel Castells The Rise of Network Society (3) Graham Cray The Mission-shaped Church (4) Alan Hirsch/Michael Frost, The Shaping of Things to Come (5) Michael Moynagh Church in Life (6) Cal Newport Deep Work (7) Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs (8) Jenny O'Dell How to Do Nothing Books Recommended by Roz: Henri Nouwen In the Name of Jesus Brother Lawrence Practicing the Presence of God Dr. Michael Beck is South Atlantic Coordinator for Fresh Expressions US and North Central District Cultivator of Fresh Expressions for the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. He also leads the Fresh Expressions house of study at United Theological Seminary. Michael serves as senior pastor of Wildwood UMC where he directs addiction recovery programs, a jail ministry, a food pantry, and a network of fresh expressions that meet in places like tattoo parlors and burrito joints. He currently lives in Wildwood with his wife, Jill, and their blended family of 8 children. Roz grew up in western New York as a first-generation Sicilian-American. In 2003, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Houghton College and in 2007 a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. He graduated with a Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary in 2014. During his senior year of college, Roz entered the ministry as a military chaplain, serving four years in the Marine Reserves and five years in the Navy Reserves. While attending seminary, he recognized a call to serve the local church and has experience in all facets of church life, through roles ranging from church custodian to associate pastor to church planter and executive pastor of church planting at Ginghamsburg Church who has three campuses and worships over 4,000. Also, Roz was one of the founding pastors at Mosaic, a new multicultural church in Dayton, Ohio, that recently celebrated its first year in the community launching with 564 people. In addition to his work in the church Roz leads a consulting group for church planters/pastors called Picardo Coaching LLC and is the author of Embrace: A Church Plant That Broke All the Rules (Pickwick Publications), Ministry Makeover: Recovering a Theology of Bivocational Ministry (Wipf & Stock Publishers) and Funding Ministry with Five Loaves and Two Fishes (Abingdon Press). Dr. Picardo has one forthcoming in 2019, From Franchise to Local Dive (Market Square Publishing). More recently Roz works bi-vocational at United Theological Seminary. He serves as Director of the Seminary’s Pohly Center for Supervision and Leadership Formation, a mentor in United’s Doctor of Ministry program and an affiliate faculty member and now as Dean of The Chapel. Links to Amazon are affiliate links. Dr. Russell receives a small payment if you order resources through these links. There is no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting the podcast through your purchases.

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