30 episodes

Welcome to FUTURE CHURCH with Anthony Delaney.
God is doing a new thing - let's get involved!
I'm here to drive you round the bend (so we can see what's coming).
Each episode I unpack and showcase the future thinking of practical and prophetic voices in church, leadership and culture to help us perceive and respond to the new reformation revolution we are living through.

Future Church Anthony Delaney / LAUNCH

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 14 Ratings

Welcome to FUTURE CHURCH with Anthony Delaney.
God is doing a new thing - let's get involved!
I'm here to drive you round the bend (so we can see what's coming).
Each episode I unpack and showcase the future thinking of practical and prophetic voices in church, leadership and culture to help us perceive and respond to the new reformation revolution we are living through.

    Every member a minister because... WORK IS WORSHIP!

    Every member a minister because... WORK IS WORSHIP!

    Daniel Ghinn leads Worship Works, formed from a passion to see business transforming lives and the kingdom of God going beyond an hour on Sunday. 
    Paul wrote to the Colossians that when we work with all our hearts as though God is our boss, it's worship. 
    Listen in as Anthony finds out more and they discuss the theology of work as a blessing - not a curse, as a calling - not a chore and as God's secret weapon to reveal His ecclesia to the world that everyone can be a part of! 
     
    Find out more about Worship Works at worship.works
    Find out more and sign up to LAUNCH at https://www.launchcatalyst.org/

    • 31 min
    Eden - God’s Secret Weapon for Urban Transformation. Steve Small.

    Eden - God’s Secret Weapon for Urban Transformation. Steve Small.

    Steve Small is passionate about Jesus and mission, especially in our urban estates and schemes. Steve is part of the staff team at Ivy Church leading us on deployment for mission. He has three young boys and is married to Sarah and together they head up the Eden Network for the Message Trust.   
    Anthony says... “When I first came back to Manchester, Steve was one of the first people I met at Ivy Church where he had been a member for some years. From day one, the way he’s always shone is through servanthood. Anyone who knows Steve will tell you he epitomises the phrase ‘servant leadership’, always first to step up and bless others somehow. That kind of leadership is all too rare and that’s why at Ivy we have a phrase that we all want to ‘Be More Steve.’  
    God gives grace to the humble and I know you’ll enjoy learning about the call and journey of Steve’s life and ministry to where together with Sarah he now leads the Eden Network, going to the places of greatest need, where the church is in deepest decline, urban missionaries are raised up to live sacrificially, share Jesus joyfully, and build true community.”  

    • 46 min
    Everyone's a theologian! Learning from the life and leadership of Mary Thomason

    Everyone's a theologian! Learning from the life and leadership of Mary Thomason

    Mary Thomason is the WTC Theology Hub Director in Manchester. She is passionate about theology, people, God’s presence and the Kingdom of God. Born and bred in Manchester, but has lived in Uganda, the U.S, and even venturing down south near London for many years. Mary has a BA and MA in Theology, and has worked in mission, church ministry and in business management. Over the years she has been involved with youth outreach, vulnerable women, the homeless and drug rehabs. Mary is a trustee for Amana, a charity focussed on education and food relief in Uganda.  
     
    In this wide ranging discussion we learn about Mary’s life and call which has led her to not only study theology but live out her faith in numerous challenging and faith stretching environments and roles in various parts of the world.  
    Anthony says, “I’m sure you are going to enjoy this one as much as I did! It was great to pick Mary’s brain about her time working with some very broken people in tough places, her heart for the supernatural and prophetic to be the church’s norm for ministry and her infectious enthusiasm that theology be accessible for everyone to help us learn to love and lead better.” 
     
    Check out WTC Here: https://wtctheology.org.uk/  
    And their events page here: https://wtctheology.org.uk/events/  

    • 55 min
    How to be a ”WWOWWW” Church this Christmas

    How to be a ”WWOWWW” Church this Christmas

    We just celebrated 20,000 downloads! Thanks for being part of that. Please help us share the podcast. Write a review on your favourite platform to encourage others.
     
    Today Anthony is the guest, and he asks himself various questions including:
     
    Will the local church make the world go WOW this Christmas (I mean in a good way, not ‘Wow – that’s so lame!’)
     
    How can we make the most of the opportunities of this season?
     
    Can you give us some practical ideas on how to preach and invite a response to God’s greatest gift.
     
    How can we follow people up well and be welcoming to all?
     
    What are the reasons and consequences of getting this wrong?
     
    What are the biblical marks of a church that makes the world go WOW with regard to the Word, Worship, One Another, Wealth and where Wonders never cease?!
     
    If you are interested in joining Anthony on the 6 week coached SUPERNATURAL CHURCH journey with Movement Leaders Collective follow this link - https://t.ly/lvEDg

    • 41 min
    ’Ministry In The Blood And The Mud.’ Patrick O’Connell, Global Director of NewThing

    ’Ministry In The Blood And The Mud.’ Patrick O’Connell, Global Director of NewThing

    My friend Patrick O’Connell is the Global Director of NewThing, the network which I and Ivy Church are privileged to be part of, which exists to partner with movement makers and catalyse reproducing disciples, leaders, churches, networks, and movements. 
    Here he tells the story of how he came to faith, having met his wife in a punk rock mosh pit, joined the army, he went into business and while finally successful in worldly terms when he finally after 4 years accepted an invitation to go to church and everything changed! 
    He went from church goer to church planter, now serving thousands of church leaders and planters worldwide through NewThing’s dream - to see a church planted in every community around the world.
    We discuss, among other things - 
    How might we help connect people far from God so they don’t just learn to cope, but receive hope. 
    What army life taught him about teams and sacrifice, and how that applies to the army of God and ministry ‘in the blood and the mud.’ 
    How do we collaborate and form networks that are all about the Kingdom not our own castles? 
    The 4 Rs of NewThing 
    Relationships
    Doing this alone is next to impossible, so we have intentional rhythms for being friends on mission together.
    Reproducing
    From disciples to leaders, churches to networks, creating and catalysing reproducing movements is at the centre of everything we do at NewThing. 
    Residency
    This is what NewThing churches call our commitment to train and invest in the next generation of church planters, creating apprenticing pipelines for future church planting.
    Resources
    Networks pool their people, pennies, and platform to plant church planting churches together.
    Come along to launchcatalyst.org and connect in person with NewThing so you’re not isolated and frustrated but encouraged and celebrated for all you’re doing for the Kingdom! 

    • 47 min
    We Don’t Need Another Welsh Revival, We Need To Change The Church. Julian Richards, New Wine Cymru

    We Don’t Need Another Welsh Revival, We Need To Change The Church. Julian Richards, New Wine Cymru

    I met Julian Richards at a wedding recently, and as we chatted immediately he felt like 'a brother from the same Father...'! 
    He's the National Leader for New Wine Cymru (that means Wales in case anyone wonders), working together with over 700 other churches to collectively and collaboratively grow to help leaders develop healthy churches to win the nation. 
    With his wife Sarah he leads Cornerstone, a high impact church  they founded in 1991 Swansea with a handful of young people in one of the most deprived areas of the city.
    Today this thriving church is known across Wales for its community work, people finding Christ regularly and many physical healings. In 2014 they opened Venue2, a former supermarket, as a second Cornerstone site, which is where I met him.
    Julian co-founded Gweini (meaning ‘to serve’ in Welsh), representing Christian, faith-based community work to the Welsh Assembly Government and wider society.  
    He tells the story as we meet of how from very small beginnings but a commitment to missional growth and effectiveness, many other churches and ministries have been birthed, leaders equipped and local communities  transformed through the power of Christ and his kingdom.
    This is a story of miraculous provision and remarkable spiritual openness in our culture that they are seeing more than ever (3700 people prayed to receive Christ in 9 days), but Julian is convinced the answer for Wales (and everywhere else) is NOT for 'another Welsh Revival' dropped down from above, but by disciples faithfully serving, loving and winning their neighbours and nation for Christ. 
    We discuss; 
    How what you learn as a skint church planter can set you up for a life of faith and impact rather than having it all set up in advance. 
    What Bible college never taught you about faith. 
    The difference between optimism and faith. 
    Why we need courage as well as faith! 
    Why we need to change our model of mission and ministry. 
    New Wine Cymru - how it's similar and different to New Wine in England and elsewhere, as a non government collaborative model for effective mission. 
     
    Connect with Julian - https://newwinecymru.co.uk/about/whos-who
    Or via: 
    https://www.cornerstonechurch.co.uk
     
    Julian is going to join us at https://www.launchcatalyst.org and it's not too late for you and your friends and team to book in and join us too whether in the North or the South of England. 
     
     

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

sam@betel uk ,

Something for everyone

As the speaker and various guests share on how the Holy Spirit is using them to bring something new and effective to reach everyone, I was left looking ahead with great expectation and joy. Added to this Anthony generously shares wisdom from a wealth of experience in serving the church. All church friends this is well worth adding to your playlist.

Steve-Small ,

Wisdom in what next

This is a great podcast, I've loved listening to the wisdom from others around the globe who are thinking, learning, talking and sharing what they see God doing in and through his church and kingdom. I'm learning from this podcast not just what is being talked about but how it is being talked about. Add it to your playlist!

HBettany ,

You have to listen!

“You have to listen to this!” was the txt I received recommending I listen to these podcasts. The interviews here are insightful, inspiring - and challenging! I am glad I did, as a Church Leader, not only is it good learning it helps you DO something! I am excited for more from Future Church..

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