WNCCUMC Podcast Seminar with Andy Goh


Podcasting occupies a unique space in our media landscape at the moment. Once a medium purely for hobbyists, podcasting is quickly maturing into a legitimate form of mass communication, able to both tell immersive stories, and inform, educate and enlighten. Part of podcasting’s rise to prominence is the intimate and authentic nature of the form. A good host can develop a deep bond with their listeners, often making listening to a podcast feel like a one-on-one conversation with that person (despite thousands of listeners listening). 

If you’re thinking about starting a podcast to better connect with your congregation or ministry colleagues, our Podcasting Seminar taught by local podcasting professional Andy Goh will help you get started on the right foot. Over the course of this two day seminar, you’ll get all the information you need to understand the medium, see how it works, and start to use it to create your own conversations. 

During the first day of the seminar, Andy will present an in-depth introduction to podcasting, the current state of the industry, and why they seem to be everywhere. You’ll learn about how to set up, record and publish your own podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and everywhere podcasts are published. In the optional second morning, you will receive hands on guidance to make sure you’ve got everything you need to get started. 

During the seminar, you will learn:

  • Why podcasting is popular

  • The history of podcasting

  • What podcasting is, and what it isn’t

  • Identifying and using audio recording gear

  • How to record an interview

  • How to use Audacity/GarageBand/Adobe Audition to edit your podcast

  • How to publish on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and wherever you find podcasts

  • How to market and promote your podcast

  • How to quantify how the podcast is doing via statistics and analytics


What you need to bring:

  • Any recording gear you may already be using
  • ​Lots of questions and a desire to learn!


January 21-22, 2020
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (lunch will be provided)
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Resources for Vital Congregations



Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources


Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians


Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations


Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology


Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging


Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children


The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment


The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:

  • Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
  • Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.

We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at hfleming@wnccumc.net.


  • Resources
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