36 episodes

What does the future of the church look like? The Forming Church Podcast explores diverse approaches to church planting, mission and evangelism in our rapidly changing world. We want to generate learning and conversation around these areas, while resourcing the next generation of church planters, missional thinkers and followers of Jesus in contemporary Australian contexts. Brought to you by Gen1K Mission and Lead by Story, Forming Church is hosted by Will Small, Benj Gould and Jamie Freeman.

Forming Church Podcast Gen1K Mission & Lead by Story

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 61 Ratings

What does the future of the church look like? The Forming Church Podcast explores diverse approaches to church planting, mission and evangelism in our rapidly changing world. We want to generate learning and conversation around these areas, while resourcing the next generation of church planters, missional thinkers and followers of Jesus in contemporary Australian contexts. Brought to you by Gen1K Mission and Lead by Story, Forming Church is hosted by Will Small, Benj Gould and Jamie Freeman.

    Crowdsourced topic #4: Burnout vs sustainable serving & leading

    Crowdsourced topic #4: Burnout vs sustainable serving & leading

    We asked you (in our Forming Church Facebook group) to help choose the topics for the final episodes of season 2. We gave you a range of options to vote on and we're chatting through how these look in our context and having a conversation trying to explore them from our (limited) perspectives. We're also responding to the fantastic comments people provided in our Facebook page around these topics. No way we could cover all the good stuff that came up there - so take this as a spark, and continue to light the fire of good chats with your crew! 
    Season 2 of Forming Church is brought to by our show partners:
    Morling College (https://www.morling.edu.au/)
    BFS (https://www.bfs.org.au/)
    Baptist Care (https://baptistcare.org.au/) 
    💻 join the Forming Church community through our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/354363795705514 📷 You can follow us on instagram @formingchurch
    ❤️ And if you get value out of this conversation, would you consider leaving us a rating/review on apple podcasts and sharing the episode with a friend? 
    Forming Church is created by Gen1K Mission in collaboration with Lead by Story. Original Music by Josh Corkill and editing by Sienna Corkill. 

    • 53 min
    Crowdsourced topic #3: Collaboration & difference

    Crowdsourced topic #3: Collaboration & difference

    We asked you (in our Forming Church Facebook group) to help choose the topics for the final episodes of season 2. We gave you a range of options to vote on and we're chatting through how these look in our context and having a conversation trying to explore them from our (limited) perspectives. We're also responding to the fantastic comments people provided in our Facebook page around these topics. No way we could cover all the good stuff that came up there - so take this as a spark, and continue to light the fire of good chats with your crew! 
    Season 2 of Forming Church is brought to by our show partners:
    Morling College (https://www.morling.edu.au/)
    BFS (https://www.bfs.org.au/)
    Baptist Care (https://baptistcare.org.au/) 
    💻 join the Forming Church community through our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/354363795705514 📷 You can follow us on instagram @formingchurch
    ❤️ And if you get value out of this conversation, would you consider leaving us a rating/review on apple podcasts and sharing the episode with a friend? 
    Forming Church is created by Gen1K Mission in collaboration with Lead by Story. Original Music by Josh Corkill and editing by Sienna Corkill. 

    • 48 min
    Crowdsourced topic #2: Deconstruction/reconstruction

    Crowdsourced topic #2: Deconstruction/reconstruction

    We asked you (in our Forming Church Facebook group) to help choose the topics for the final episodes of season 2. We gave you a range of options to vote on and we're chatting through how these look in our context and having a conversation trying to explore them from our (limited) perspectives. We're also responding to the fantastic comments people provided in our Facebook page around these topics. No way we could cover all the good stuff that came up there - so take this as a spark, and continue to light the fire of good chats with your crew! 
    Season 2 of Forming Church is brought to by our show partners:
    Morling College (https://www.morling.edu.au/)
    BFS (https://www.bfs.org.au/)
    Baptist Care (https://baptistcare.org.au/) 
    💻 join the Forming Church community through our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/354363795705514 📷 You can follow us on instagram @formingchurch
    ❤️ And if you get value out of this conversation, would you consider leaving us a rating/review on apple podcasts and sharing the episode with a friend? 
    Forming Church is created by Gen1K Mission in collaboration with Lead by Story. Original Music by Josh Corkill and editing by Sienna Corkill. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Crowdsourced topic #1: Community/Neighbourhood Engagement

    Crowdsourced topic #1: Community/Neighbourhood Engagement

    We asked you (in our Forming Church Facebook group) to help choose the topics for the final episodes of season 2. We gave you a range of options to vote on and we're chatting through how these look in our context and having a conversation trying to explore them from our (limited) perspectives. We're also responding to the fantastic comments people provided in our Facebook page around these topics. No way we could cover all the good stuff that came up there - so take this as a spark, and continue to light the fire of good chats with your crew! 
    Season 2 of Forming Church is brought to by our show partners:
    Morling College (https://www.morling.edu.au/)
    BFS (https://www.bfs.org.au/)
    Baptist Care (https://baptistcare.org.au/) 
    💻 join the Forming Church community through our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/354363795705514 📷 You can follow us on instagram @formingchurch
    ❤️ And if you get value out of this conversation, would you consider leaving us a rating/review on apple podcasts and sharing the episode with a friend? 
    Forming Church is created by Gen1K Mission in collaboration with Lead by Story. Original Music by Josh Corkill and editing by Sienna Corkill. 

    • 43 min
    Melinda Dwight roundtable with Ainsley Freeman and Belinda Lakelin

    Melinda Dwight roundtable with Ainsley Freeman and Belinda Lakelin

    Jamie Freeman sits down with Ainsley Freeman and Belinda Lakelin to unpack and flesh out all the goods from last week's episode with Melinda Dwight. (If you haven't listened to Melinda's episode go back and do that first, then come back here for the deep dive!)
     
    Season 2 of Forming Church is brought to by our show partners:
    Morling College (https://www.morling.edu.au/)
    BFS (https://www.bfs.org.au/)
    Baptist Care (https://baptistcare.org.au/) 
    💻 join the Forming Church community through our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/354363795705514 📷 You can follow us on instagram @formingchurch
    ❤️ And if you get value out of this conversation, would you consider leaving us a rating/review on apple podcasts and sharing the episode with a friend? 
    Forming Church is created by Gen1K Mission in collaboration with Lead by Story. Original Music by Josh Corkill and editing by Sienna Corkill. 

    • 35 min
    The future of evangelism with Melinda Dwight

    The future of evangelism with Melinda Dwight

    Melinda Dwight is the National Director for Alpha Australia. She joined us for a wide-ranging conversation about the state of the Australian church right now, the spirituality of non-churched Aussies, the role of digital technology in evangelism, and a whole range of other good stuff along the way. This conversation was warm, hopeful and full of great insights from Melinda's vantage point working in an organisation that equips all kinds of churches and denominations to help share the good news of Jesus. 
     
    Season 2 of Forming Church is brought to by our show partners:
    Morling College (https://www.morling.edu.au/)
    BFS (https://www.bfs.org.au/)
    Baptist Care (https://baptistcare.org.au/) 
    💻 join the Forming Church community through our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/354363795705514 📷 You can follow us on instagram @formingchurch
    ❤️ And if you get value out of this conversation, would you consider leaving us a rating/review on apple podcasts and sharing the episode with a friend? 
    Forming Church is created by Gen1K Mission in collaboration with Lead by Story. Original Music by Josh Corkill and editing by Sienna Corkill. 
     

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

findmellings ,

Challenging. Well formed questions. Great guests.

I’m not a big podcast listening, so I’ve loved the round table discussion. Great idea!

rohaNmate ,

Be ready

To be challenged about your ideas of what church looks like for you personally & what it means to follow the way to Jesus.

canwillbh ,

👌

I came with a question, I continue on a journey. Thanks for bringing important questions for mission in today’s culture to my ears.

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