58 episodes

Join church planting leaders and lead pastors Dhati Lewis, Noah Oldham and Heiden Ratner for engaging conversations about all things church planting. We are Send Network — a podcast by church planters on real topics and tough questions — for planters and pastors all across North America.

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Join church planting leaders and lead pastors Dhati Lewis, Noah Oldham and Heiden Ratner for engaging conversations about all things church planting. We are Send Network — a podcast by church planters on real topics and tough questions — for planters and pastors all across North America.

    Identifying leaders in your church

    Identifying leaders in your church

    Virtually every church plant and pastor needs — or wants — more leaders. But what should pastors be looking for in the potential leaders who sit among them every week? In this episode, hosts Dhati Lewis, Noah Oldham and Heiden Ratner discuss their top three leadership qualities they look for as they seek to intentionally identify and train leaders.

    • 20 min
    Practical ways to engage your city

    Practical ways to engage your city

    With so much going on in the church and in the lives of your members, engaging your city can feel daunting. And with so many needs, it can be hard to know where to start. In this episode, our hosts talk about how and why we should engage our city and communities, practical ideas about where your church can begin and how to holistically engage your city and community — spiritually, emotionally, economically and socially.

    • 25 min
    How to navigate political polarization in the church

    How to navigate political polarization in the church

    Pastors and church planters, how are you feeling as you lead your churches through this season of political divisiveness and struggle? It can seem our country — and sometimes our churches — are more divided along political lines than in recent history. In this episode, our cohosts discuss how they’ve been leading their churches in this political season and how to help your church pursue unity, love and how to lock arms for the greater mission. This was filmed in October — prior to election day and the final results of the 2020 election.  

    • 22 min
    Helping a church plant outlive its planter

    Helping a church plant outlive its planter

    A lot of church plants don’t make it to their fifth birthday. And sadly, fewer church plants survive if their planting pastor leaves within the first few years. How does a church planter ensure his church will endure, even if he isn’t around? In this episode, our hosts talk about what elements and systems a planter must establish in order to thrive for the long-haul. Multiplication Pipeline helps you train leaders in your church and send them on mission. Learn more at namb.net/pipeline.

    • 23 min
    3 Skills you need to plant a church

    3 Skills you need to plant a church

    It takes a lot to plant a church, but there are key skills and characteristics every church planter needs. Using a new, creative format, hosts Dhati Lewis, Noah Oldham and Heiden Ratner discuss what they each believe are the top three skills every church planter needs to plant a church.

    • 24 min
    Discerning the call to plant a church

    Discerning the call to plant a church

    Discerning the call to plant a church can be tough. It’s unique and personalized to each planter, but there are also common aspects that manifest differently in people’s lives. There’s a lot to consider, and in this episode, hosts Dhati Lewis, Noah Oldham and Heiden Ratner help future church planters and sending and multiplying churches know what to look for, what questions to ask and the hard reality of church planting.

    • 24 min

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