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Kathleen Panning of Aflame Ministry Consulting to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

There remains a deep hunger to connect in faith communities. We're just not doing it in a way that really satisfies that hunger.
— Kathleen Panning
LEESVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA, USA, January 6, 2017 / -- Faith is personal to each of us, but an essential part of all faiths is that God calls us into community.

As the leader of a faith community, it’s no longer enough to provide a message that’s meaningful. There’s so much competition for the minds, hearts and time of people that faith leaders must create a compelling reason for their community to be at worship instead of sleeping in. Now, more than ever, their message must be engaging, relevant and “fascinating” to hold the attention of the congregation and attract new members.

Kathleen Panning has served as a Lutheran pastor for nearly 40 years. Today, she is the founder of Aflame Ministry Consulting, where she works with pastors, priests, rabbis and leaders of all faiths and denominations to break through the distractions and conflicts facing faith communities.

“There’s a lot of competition for time. Unless a faith community has something unique of value, they become a commodity and are easily replaceable,” says Panning. “But there remains a deep hunger to connect. We’re just not doing it in a way that really satisfies that hunger.”

According to Panning, we haven’t placed the same value on community that we used to. If you go to church or temple every weekend, you want to see a lot of people there, but we’ve retreated into our homes to sit in front of our computers or televisions or stare into our phones.

So how can we learn to communicate in more fascinating ways?

Panning discovered Sally Hogshead’s work on “fascination.” As a Fascinate Certified Advisor, Panning takes her clients through the How To Fascinate Assessment™ to determine their God-given gifts of fascination so they can be more effective in their communication and leadership styles.

“I tend to try things that are a little outside the box,” says Panning. “I’m most grateful for taking the chance and the risk of stepping out into something that’s unique.” Panning is the first and currently the only clergy person certified to use this scientifically proven material to help faith leaders cut through the distractions of today’s world.

Millions of faith leaders around the world are struggling with how to attract and keep their members engaged. Without the ability to communicate in compelling ways, faith communities are on the decline at a time when we need them most. Panning is committed to revitalizing faith communities by teaching leaders how to inspire, engage and fascinate faithfully and more effectively.

CUTV News Radio will feature Kathleen Panning in an interview with Jim Masters on January 10th at 3pm EST and with Doug Llewelyn on January 17th at 3pm EST.

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If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on Aflame Ministry Coaching, visit

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