Category Archive for: Church Planters

Building Healthy Teams as You Plant

Who are the people you should have in your inner circle as you plant a church? What should they be like?

Tory Mayo shares how he’s built a strong foundational team and what he would do differently if he did it all again.

What Does Being “Gospel Centered” Actually Mean?

Our hope rests in one of three places: the world, religion, or the gospel. But only one of them leads to freedom instead of slavery.

That’s the subject of Hope-Shifting, a book by Jim Applegate from Redeemer Church in Modesto, CA. Listen in to hear his take on what “gospel-centered” really means.

How Church Planters Gain Everything by Knowing Nothing

It seems like a contradiction: you can’t understand until you know nothing.

In this episode, James and Kenny talk with Jake Chambers from Red Door, a church in San Diego, about approaching planting from a place of knowing nothing.

Why Church Planters Should Consider Bi-Vocational Ministry

Is bi-vocational ministry a barrier or a bridge to church planting?

Jon Wolfinger is the lead pastor at Lumen Deo in Prescott, AZ—but he also oversees maintenance and facilities for a medical center.

In this episode, Jon shares his great perspective on bi-vocational ministry.

Preaching for the Long Haul

Listen in as Brian Hope from Mission Church in Walla Walla, WA packs a ton of wisdom about preaching into one episode.

Topics include taking the “long-haul” approach to preaching, finding your own voice, letting the text be your guide, and how to prep.

3 Reasons Church Planters Don’t Have Friends (and 4 Ways to Fix It)

The reality is that church planting is one of the loneliest jobs there is. Why? We interviewed Ricky Jones of River Oaks Presbyterian Church on the Plant Better Podcast to shed light on the issue.

Read here about the three reasons Jones give for why pastors often don’t have friends and four different ways they can fix that.

Does Church Membership Really Matter?

In the past, some churches have been guilty of extracting from their people without giving much in return. As a result, many churches today don’t ask for anything.

Can church membership, done right, be a solution to those extremes? That’s the topic of discussion in this episode, featuring Allen Duty.

Why Losing Worship Means Losing Everything

Around the 5-7 year mark in the life of a church, there is an alarming tendency towards apathy.

In this episode, Timothy Stewart from Reflect Church in Elk Grove, CA talks about his recent chapter of apathy and how a simple revelation turned it all around earlier this year.

Detrimental Heart Motives for Church Planting

There are a lot of great reasons to plant a church—but also plenty of reasons not to.

In this episode, Joel Webbon talks about the tendency of young men to plant churches to gain approval or prove themselves, and to plant as a reaction rather than a call.

Weakness: A New Seat of Leadership

Millennials have no patience for “holy” pastors. If you aren’t appropriately transparent, they’ll sniff it out right away.

Hear Chuck’s wisdom on how much to share from the stage and, more importantly, why you should share it in the first place.

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