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Worship Matters: Episode 70 - Introducing Dr. Lisa Hancock

Dr. Lisa Hancock is the newly hired Director of Worship Arts at Discipleship Ministries. Lisa is a lifelong United Methodist whose passion for worship and the arts began when she joined children’s choir at 3 years old, eventually leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees in sacred music. While completing her Master of Sacred Music at Perkins School of Theology, Lisa discerned a call to develop a systematic theology through the lens of disability. She earned a PhD in Religious Studies with the dissertation “Jesus Christ, Revelation of Love: A Christology of the Disabled Christ.” Lisa’s recent work included worship guides for the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund and co-authoring curriculum on disability theology and anti-ableism for “The Julian Way,” a ministry of education and empowerment with, for, and by persons of diverse embodiments that she co-founded with her spouse, Rev. Justin Hancock. Join us for this fascinating conversation about worship, embodiment, and art.

“Worship Matters” is a podcast from the worship team of Discipleship Ministries, designed to deal with the intricacies of planning worship each week. Hosted by Dr. Diana Sanchez-Bushong, Executive Director of Worship Ministries and Director of Music Ministries; and Dr. Derek Weber, Director of Preaching Ministries, this podcast explores how to plan worship using the common lectionary while creating worship experiences and series that are engaging, relevant, and adaptable for any church setting.

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