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If you are starting or discerning starting a new church, you are faced with the challenge of making something out of seemingly nothing. You're innovating on the fly with few instructions in a post-christendom context.

The Cyclical Podcast brings together voices of church starting practitioners to gain wisdom, best practices, and inspiration to guide you on your journey of starting churches.

You're not alone. Cyclical INC is a multi-tired relationship network of humans who are partnering with the Holy Spirit in the work of starting new churches. Listen and subscribe today.

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If you are starting or discerning starting a new church, you are faced with the challenge of making something out of seemingly nothing. You're innovating on the fly with few instructions in a post-christendom context.

The Cyclical Podcast brings together voices of church starting practitioners to gain wisdom, best practices, and inspiration to guide you on your journey of starting churches.

You're not alone. Cyclical INC is a multi-tired relationship network of humans who are partnering with the Holy Spirit in the work of starting new churches. Listen and subscribe today.

    #11: Brendan McClenahan & Nick Warnes: Season Finale

    #11: Brendan McClenahan & Nick Warnes: Season Finale

    In today's episode, Nick Warnes has a dialogue with Brendan McClenahan. Brendan is the Director of Content for Cyclical INC and also on staff at Fuller Church Planting Initiative. He lives in Michigan with his wife and three daughters. Brendan wrote the concluding chapter of Faithful Innovation, and in today's episode shares his perspective on how all of these chapters come together to give us a way forward post-covid. 

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    • 30 min
    #10: Daniel So: Shrewdness

    #10: Daniel So: Shrewdness

    In today's episode, Nick Warnes has a dialogue with Daniel So about shrewdness. Daniel So is a co-founding pastor of Anchor City Church in San Diego, where he is also Director of Cyclical San Diego, a network of people helping support and encourage new churches in San Diego County. Daniel also is a Cohort Director of Cyclical PCC, through which he gathers and trains church starters in Canada. Daniel serves on the Advisory Board of Justice Ventures International, a non-profit organization fighting human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Please review this episode, subscribe to this podcast and share it with a friend! Make sure to visit our website, cyclicalinc.com.


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    • 36 min
    #9: Rob Douglas: Lament

    #9: Rob Douglas: Lament

    In today's episode, Nick Warnes has a dialogue with Rob Douglas. Rob Douglas started Lightshine Church in Thousand Oaks, California, and he serves as a church planting coach for Cyclical LA, Cyclical Inc. and 1001 New Worshipping Communities of the PC(usa). Rob also works as a Developer with Cyclical Inc. for both Seattle and Spokane, Washington. Here are some quotes from today's interview: 


    ""Sorrow can have as much grieving room as it needs because joy knows it will have its place.""
    ""We are given permission to grieve.""
    ""We knew [the capitol riots] were going to be on our minds. We needed to create space for lament.""
    ""Lament is one of those things that needs to be able to breathe. Give it space."

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    • 34 min
    #8: Sarah Dunne Pickrell: Equity

    #8: Sarah Dunne Pickrell: Equity

    In today's episode, Nick Warnes has a dialogue with Sarah Dunne Pickrell, a painter and fibers artist, Raja yoga practitioner, spiritual director and organizer. She is a founding leader and antiracism trainer with The Open Table KC, a PC(USA) 1001 New Worshiping Community in Kansas City, MO. She is an advocate for racial, economic and environmental justice and passionate about the intersections of spirituality, earth care and social equity. As an animal lover and nature enthusiast, Sarah spends much of her free time outdoors or creating art inspired by the natural world. To find out more about Sarah Dunne Pickrell you can visit sarahdunnepickrell.com and theopentablekc.com. Here are some quotes from today's interview: 

    "The [white] Church has been a champion of inequity for a long time."

    "There's no one-size fits all. Every church looks a little different."

    "Yes, let's organize together, but also let's collectively rest together. Make sure we're cycling people in and out to share the load of this work so it's not just put on a few to transform the whole world."

    "Keep it equitable." - Nick

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    • 37 min
    #7: Jennifer de Combe: Discipleship

    #7: Jennifer de Combe: Discipleship

    In today's episode, Nick Warnes has a dialogue with Jennifer de Combe. Jen de Combe serves as the Associate Secretary of Canadian Ministries for The Presbyterian Church in Canada. During her time in this role the PCC has launched two congregational renewal programs and a church planting support initiative in partnership with Cyclical Inc.  She is passionate about discipleship, evangelism and starting new churches.  Jen holds a Master of Sacred Theology from McGill University in Montreal.

    To find out more about Jennifer de Combe you can visit  https://presbyterian.ca/canadian-ministries

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    • 30 min
    #6: Matthew Brough: Missiology

    #6: Matthew Brough: Missiology

    In today's episode, Nick Warnes has a dialogue with Matthew  Brough. Matt Brough is the director of CyclcialPCC, a denomination-wide Church planting initiative of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. He also serves part time as the minister of Prairie Presbyterian Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba, hosts a podcast called Spirituality for Ordinary People, and is an independent author and publisher. His books include Let God Be God, Let God Be Present, and a fantasy-adventure series of novels for young readers.

    To find out more about Matthew  Brough you can visit mattbrough.com. 

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    • 34 min

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