200 episodes

The New Churches podcast offers practical answers to your real ministry questions. We aren’t going to provide lofty pie-in-the-sky theories. Instead, we are going to help you in your real ministry context, with your real thoughts, questions, and issues.

New Churches Podcast LifeWay Leadership Podcast Network

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 32 Ratings

The New Churches podcast offers practical answers to your real ministry questions. We aren’t going to provide lofty pie-in-the-sky theories. Instead, we are going to help you in your real ministry context, with your real thoughts, questions, and issues.

    Starting a Residency

    Starting a Residency

    Episode 632: Church-based residencies are a growing trend in ministerial and church planter training. Co-hosts Ed Stetzer and Dhati Lewis discuss the complexities and simplicities of such programs and offer some valuable insight on how churches both large and small can launch residency programs.

    • 25 min
    3 Reasons Church Plants Fail

    3 Reasons Church Plants Fail

    Episode 631: What three main factors cause church plants to fail? Co-Hosts Clint Clifton and Todd Adkins discuss the role of isolation, conflict among team members and lack of self-awareness in the "slow-motion car crash" of church plant failure.

    • 26 min
    Church Plants Multiplying Early

    Church Plants Multiplying Early

    Episode 630: When should a church plant set its sights on planting a daughter church?  Co-hosts Ed Stetzer and Dhati Lewis discuss the problems of planting too early and the importance of "planting pregnant."

    • 23 min
    Why is Church Planting So Hard?

    Why is Church Planting So Hard?

    Episode 629: What two things can we do to encourage more bivo/covo church planting – and what are the relational, financial and missiological benefits? Host Ed Stetzer and Brad Brisco, NAMB’s director of bivocational church planting, discuss "bivo/covo" church planting and how, depending on cultural context, it might be easier or more difficult than traditional church planting.

    • 20 min
    How Not to be a Jerk

    How Not to be a Jerk

    Episode 628: What are some traits of domineering leaders and how can you recognize them in your own life? Host Clint Clifton and Todd Adkins, LifeWay's director of leadership development, discuss healthy work relationships and how to guard against patterns of domineering leadership developing in new pastoral leaders.

    • 33 min
    How Does Funding Work for Church Planting?

    How Does Funding Work for Church Planting?

    Episode 627: Ed Stetzer and Clint Clifton engage in a pro/con discussion of different approaches to funding a church plant.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Robbwb ,

Full-Time vs Part-Time Bivo

Always a great topic to debate, however I couldn’t help but notice you guys seemed to agree too much to call this an actual debate, so I’ll call it a tie. 😉

I currently serve as a “MoveIn Bivocational Church Planting Pastor” in Oshawa, On. Our approach is missional/incarnational, making working outside of our parish a bit of a challenge.

Grace & Peace,

@robbwb

ThisIsRobClark ,

Episode 266 wraps up the podcast in one show

As Daniel and Todd debate two sides of vocational and bi-vocational ministry. Both argue good points for their fictional cause and the potential hurdles of the other side. Basically this is the answer, there is no one answer for church planting. This podcast gives practical advice while at the same time proving that there is no silver bullet for church planting. If there is a winner of the debate between Todd and Daniel, the winner is Ed.

DougValerio ,

Lifeline

I have been listening to this podcast now for about 8 months. As someone that is starting out on the church planting mission, I have found this podcast to be a real life saver. I really appreciate that the advice is grounded in research. Daniel, Todd and Ed’s style of reportage cracks me up. I always come away feeling more encouraged, equipped and happier than before. Keep up the excellent work, stay relevant, keep inspiring! Doug V. Ottawa.

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