Amid celebrations on the second evening of our Baptist National Hui 2023, we presented awards never seen in our history of hui: The Listeners’ Choice Awards.   

The Baptist NZ podcast network currently has ten podcast shows and 104 podcast episodes capturing a diverse range of conversations with NZ Baptists on passions, stories, learnings and topics that can enrich how our faith communities seek gospel renewal for people and places.   

Following are the winners for the two categories, as voted by listeners during the month of October:  

Top podcast show  

The Changes Ahead Podcast   

Hosted by Cathy Marston and Steven Goulstone

It is no secret that the church in the West is in decline, and there seems to have been unending talk about the church needing to change. Despite this, the number of sustainable alternatives or even small changes to what many churches are familiar with is tragically low.   

This podcast captures the thoughts of people who can see ‘the Changes Ahead’ of us. Together, we’ll be challenged, provoked even, by the views of people thinking about how the church might thrive going forward. So, we invite you to join co-hosts Cathy Marston and Steven Goulstone as we imagine the Changes Ahead.   

Listen on the Baptist NZ website and app  

Follow on Spotify or Apple Podcasts  

Join the community on Instagram and Facebook: @changesaheadcast   

or X (formally Twitter): @aheadchanges  

Runners up for top podcast show

It's all Admin by Wayne Schache & Catharina Siraa, and Word, World, Work from Carey Baptist College.   

Top podcast episode   

Just Discipleship with Michael Rhodes   

Episode 1 of Carey Baptist College’s Word World Work podcast

Michael recently completed a book called Just Discipleship: Biblical Justice in an Unjust World. If you’re a disciple of Jesus, if you love the Bible, if you want to act justly and love mercy and walk humbly with your God, then jump into this conversation with John Tucker and Michael, lecturer in Old Testament at Carey Baptist College.   

Listen on the Baptist NZ website and app  

Follow on Spotify or Apple Podcasts  

Runners up for top podcast episode

Olivia Shivas: Do disabled people belong in your church? on the Faith, Church & Disability podcast.

A family shares their experience of listening, loving, and understanding, with Deb and Alan, on The Changes Ahead Podcast. 


Find more podcast shows and episodes on the Baptist NZ podcast network

 

Cover photo: Steven Goulstone (right) receiving ‘top podcast show’ award from Mike Crudge (Communications Director, Baptist National Support Centre) at the Baptist National Hui 2023. Taken by Morgan Dews.

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