"Our firm decision is to work from this focused center: One man died for everyone. That puts everyone in the same boat. He included everyone in his death so that everyone could also be included in his life, a resurrection life, a far better life than people ever lived on their own." II Corinthians 5:14-15 [The Message]

The Focused Center Podcast is a monthly audio program which features Bishop Mike Lowry and other lay and clergy leaders as guests for the show. Alongside his blog, the Focused Center Podcast is designed to be a resource for leaders doing ministry in the United Methodist Church.

Each month's program highlights some of the best practices and innovative ministries in the church today.

The name for the program is born out of the Message translation of II Corinthians 5:14-15 and represents Bishop's Lowry's firm conviction that the best practices of ministry are those that are focused in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

Listening to the Podcast

To listen to our most recent episode of The Focused Center podcast, you can do so by clicking the play button in the column to your right.


The simplest way to subscribe to our podcast is via Apple’s iTunes. Once set up, iTunes will automatically download new audio sermons as soon as they are available. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Download iTunes here: http://www.itunes.com/download/
  2. Install iTunes.
  3. To subscribe with iTunes, click this link (you may have to tell your browser it’s okay to launch iTunes)
  4. Click the podcast icon in the iTunes sidebar to view your subscriptions and check for new downloads.
  5. Double-click any file to play.