Help Us With Upcoming Interviews: Grant Hagiya, Elaine Heath, & Steven Manskar (#WesleyCast)

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Sennheiser microphone, via Creative Commons License.

This week, we will be conducting interviews for future episodes of the #WesleyCast with three outstanding United Methodist leaders:

  • Grant Hagiya is Bishop of the Greater Northwest Area of the United Methodist Church and author of Spiritual Kaizen.  Prior to being elected Bishop, he was appointed as the Executive Director of the Center for Leadership Excellence, a joint position between the California-Pacific Annual Conference and the Claremont School of Theology, where he served as the Director of Leadership for the annual conference and a faculty member at the Claremont School of Theology.

  • Elaine Heath is a Professor at SMU’s Perkins School of Theology, United Methodist elder, and the author of numerous books on evangelism and mission.  She is a sought-after speaker and is a leading voice for and active leader in Wesleyan missional communities, particularly through her role as co-founder and Executive Director of the Missional Wisdom Foundation.

  • Steven Manskar is a clergy member of the Minnesota Conference of The United Methodist Church and currently serves the General Board of Discipleship as Director of Wesleyan Leadership.  Steven writes and leads workshops and seminars on Covenant Discipleship groups, Small Group Ministry in the Wesleyan Tradition, and Wesleyan leadership, theology and practice. He leads two annual events: The Wesley Pilgrimage in England and Wesleyan Leadership Conference.

Like we said, these are three outstanding Wesleyan leaders! We are ecstatic to share wisdom from these folks, and we want you to help us do the best possible job.  Here’s how you can be of assistance:

  • Leave questions for one or more of these leaders in the comments section on this blog post or in our Facebook group.
  • Leave questions or share your favorite resource from one of these authors on Twitter using #WesleyCast.
  • Listen to these interviews once they are released, share the podcast on Twitter or Facebook and give us a review on iTunes if you already haven’t, and – as a bonus – you will be entered to win a free book or other swag related to one of these fascinating Wesleyan thought leaders!

Finally, thank you to all of our readers and listeners for spreading the word and encouraging this ministry – we couldn’t do it without you!


3 thoughts on “Help Us With Upcoming Interviews: Grant Hagiya, Elaine Heath, & Steven Manskar (#WesleyCast)

  1. For Bishop Hagiya: “How do you see next General Conference dealing with the global reality of our connection? i.e. Our issues and polity are not the same regionally yet we desire to honor and maintain a global connection.”
    For Steven: “Can you speak to the purpose of small groups and covenant discipleship groups? Are there differences? Different aims? How would you measure the success of a either?”

    1. Thanks so much, Scott. We already did our interview with Steven, and I think what he said will answer at least part of your question. I like your question for Bishop Hagiya and will make use of it tomorrow!

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