"...to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry..." - Ephesians 4:12

About the show

A weekly podcast from the Archdiocese of Omaha. Designed to help leaders transform their cultures to embody the pastoral vision to be One Church, Encountering Jesus, Equipping Disciples and Living Mercy.

EquipCast on social media

Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Episode 7: In the Life of the Parish - How St. Gerald Parish is Continuing Its Mission

    Episode  |  April 6th, 2020  |  36 mins 21 secs

    In the midst of the pandemic, what does Church life look like? Mark Nelson shares the lessons that he has learned working at St. Gerald’s and serving on their Servant Leadership Team.

  • Episode 6: Why Accompaniment is More Necessary than Ever

    Episode  |  April 3rd, 2020  |  34 mins 4 secs

    Accompaniment is the current buzzword that many speak about passionately. Jen and Jim unpack the word. Then, they challenge us to 1) intentionally and consistently journey with a number of people, and 2) equip others to do the same.

  • Episode 4: Getting the Most out of Your Communications

    Episode  |  April 3rd, 2020  |  31 mins 23 secs

    In a world where it is as easy to switch parishes as it is to switch the channel or click another link, Blair Bonczynski and David Hazen give their advice on how to rise above the noise and make a real connection with your parishioners. The secret? You don’t need to be an expert, you just need to get out there and try!

  • Episode 5: Funding the Mission with Tact and Grace

    Episode  |  April 3rd, 2020  |  37 mins 50 secs

    Without a Sunday collection, parishes are wondering how to ask for money in order to keep the lights on and pay the staff. Shannan’s advice, “It’s not actually about paying the bills. It’s about vision, hope and transformation.” Make a connection, tell your story, build relationships, and invite people into the mission!

  • Episode 3: Where Church Happens

    Episode  |  April 3rd, 2020  |  51 mins 15 secs

    We’ve always said, “It’s not about the building.” So if it’s not about building, then where does church happen? And where can it happen now? Join Calvin Mueller and Andy Dejka for Friday’s EquipCast as they discuss building a culture of community in small groups during the pandemic crisis and beyond.

  • EquipCast coming soon!

    Article  |  March 30th, 2020
  • Episode 2: Faithful Families

    Episode  |  October 7th, 2019  |  30 mins 55 secs

    Craig Dyke and Jim Jansen are both fathers of relatively large families. They’ll be able to offer theological insights on family and evangelization as well as their own personal insights on keeping their families faithful beyond the Sunday Mass.