“It’s not just about reading a text, it’s about reading a text in the midst of a community. . . it means listening to what is going on in the world.” 

Thinking theologically . . .

Thinking with Imagination

Thinking with Curiosity

Thinking in Community

Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto of Princeton Theological Seminary reminds us of the imaginative work that pastors, activists, and theologians do in this conversation with #3MMM Host Eileen Campbell-Reed.

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January 6, 2020

Episode 39: Pulled Up Short

#3MMM Episode 39: Pulled Up Short 

When it goes well, we learn to practice ministry with improvisation. Even when it does not go well, we can learn from our failures to grow in the practice and expand our repertoire of possible responses, try new modes of recovery, and learn how not to lose our balance entirely.

What has pulled YOU up short lately? How are you recovering and learning from the experience?

January 6, 2020

Episode 49: Boundaries

#3MMM Episode 49: Boundaries

Boundaries can serve us well in the practice of ministry.

When boundaries give clarity to relationships and prevent the abuse of power, they are worth maintaining.

Boundaries can also become barriers in the work of ministry.

How does this happen?

In this episode of Three Minute Ministry Mentor, see how Pastor Randall leads a congregation to consider the physical boundaries they created with a wrought iron fence around the church house. A boundary that they intended to enhance safety had turned into a barrier with the neighborhood the church was hoping to serve. 

November 11, 2019

Episode 50: Embracing Joy

This episode of #3MMM explores what it means to embrace joy in ministry --“Your call is what brings YOU joy and energy.”


“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
- Howard Thurman





October 29, 2019

Episode 48: Holy Fierceness

 Episode 48: Holy Fierceness

Identify the complexities of sustaining "holy fierceness" in your practice of ministry.

This week, #3MMM asks - What healing and compassion do I need in order to lead with holy fierceness? 

October 22, 2019

Episode 47: Congruence

3MMM | Episode 47: Congruence 

“I think it’s sustaining to me to have some basic congruence between what I’m doing and what I think is important.” – Rebecca

This week’s episode of #3MMM is a story about Rebecca. She has some things to say about congruence, integrity and ministry. Her stories help us think about what it means to embody our values in ministry.

How are you cultivating congruence? How are you teaching it to the young people in your life and ministry? 

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