209 - Courageous Pastors: The East Coast | with guest Aaron Henning

Posted by: WCSG & Hole In My Heart | Thursday, November 16th, 2023 (10:58am)

How would you pastor a congregation filled with a range of people from academics to farmers, and then walk them through the human sexuality conversation?

Pastor Aaron Henning, lead pastor at State College Alliance Church in Pennsylvania, tells us how engaged the topic with a congregation that was and is exactly that makeup.

How did he do it?

What did he learn?

How did fear interplay with his preaching?

How did it go?

Join us on our third and last in our courageous pastors series to hear how you can encourage yourself or a pastor-friend in engaging this important conversation.


“You can easily create a position and then wall off that position. You can say, ‘This is who we are and the rest of the world can go to heck.’ You can do that, but that’s not being on mission.” —Aaron Henning

“We have smart people in our congregation. I really wanted to be prepared to speak intelligently, and to be able to present views that are defensible and embraceable and make sense: ‘Why do you draw this line here instead of here?’” —Aaron Henning

“There were a lot of people saying, ‘This is everywhere, it is all around me. I do not feel equipped. I do not know how to have a spiritual conversation, and I definitely don’t know how how to have a missional conversation with somebody who wouldn’t think like me or who isn’t a follower of Jesus.’” —Aaron Henning


What is the best pen to write with? (You guys . . . lol: “I’ve been waiting my whole life for this question.”)


  • That Barna study? Find it here
  • Join the HIMH Podcast FB Group here
  • Watch the episode here

HIMH: https://www.wcsg.org/blogs/himh-vodcast/

Follow: https://www.instagram.com/wcsgradio/

Like: https://www.facebook.com/wcsgradio/

Learn more about HIMH: https://lauriekrieg.com/podcast/


  • Backstage podcast

  • Community calendar. Share and find local events.

  • Enable Alexa. Thanks to Johnson Carpet One.

  • Program schedule. Find out when your favorite DJs are on air.

  • All Access Blog

  • Top 10 countdown


Meet the DJ's


On Air Now Music with Susan
Good Day Forrest Frank 11:25am
Come And See Jeremy Rosado 11:21am
Encouraging Words From Your Bible

Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

JOHN 8:31-32 | NLT
Family-Friendly Commercial-Free
91.3 WCSG
Grand Rapids / Lakeshore
88.3 WCXK
90.9 WCFG
Battle Creek
89.9 WCXB
Benton Harbor