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Conversations with European church builders about all things building local church! Hosted by Rich Martin

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Conversations with European church builders about all things building local church! Hosted by Rich Martin

    | The Rich Martin Podcast | Episode 42 Navigating the mess of a church breakdown - Dan & Claire Maudhub

    | The Rich Martin Podcast | Episode 42 Navigating the mess of a church breakdown - Dan & Claire Maudhub

    Managing the mess of a church breakdown, a personal reflection on repentance as leaders and how God restores - their journey of going again!

    Join Rich Martin in this heartfelt conversation with Claire and Dan Maudhub. They share their profound and challenging journey of building a church, dealing with unexpected setbacks, navigating repentance and healing, and emerging with renewed spirit and purpose. From their early days in a small church to leading a larger community, and the monumental challenges they faced, their story is a powerful testament to faith, humility, and the transformative power of Jesus. Perfect for anyone who has experienced or is currently facing similar trials in their faith journey.

    00:00 Introduction and Overview
    01:25 Meet Claire and Dan Maudhub
    03:05 Dan's Business Ventures and Claire's Teaching Career
    05:02 The Church Journey Begins
    09:01 Early Church Growth and Challenges
    13:11 Leadership and Personal Struggles
    15:14 The Collapse and Aftermath
    19:05 Rebuilding and Reflection
    22:51 Personal and Spiritual Healing
    28:11 Reflecting on a Significant Album
    28:36 Spiritual Reflections and Personal Growth
    31:44 Rejoining and Rebuilding in the Church
    32:19 Navigating Challenges and Finding New Passion
    34:21 Lockdown Reflections and New Directions
    38:01 Stepping Out in Faith and Trust
    48:16 Practical Advice and Encouragement
    52:47 Final Thoughts and Prayers


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    • 55 min
    The Rich Martin Podcast | Episode 41 - Building Church in one of Europe's most secular cities - Dom & Sarah John

    The Rich Martin Podcast | Episode 41 - Building Church in one of Europe's most secular cities - Dom & Sarah John

    Building Church in one of Europe's most secular cities - Dom and Sarah John

    In this episode, Dom and Sarah John, leaders of a thriving church in Cologne, Germany share their journey from studying theology in the UK to planting a church in Germany, highlighting the challenges and triumphs of building a church in a secular city. They discuss the importance of community, the innovative model of alternating between Sunday services and life groups, and the focus on discipling the younger generation. The podcast offers a detailed look into the couple's strategies for church growth, including their approach to small groups, family involvement, and financial stewardship, while also touching on the broader vision of spreading Christianity across Europe.

    00:00 Welcome to the Rich Martin Podcast: A Deep Dive into Church Building00:39 Introducing Dom and Sarah John: Church Builders in Germany02:11 From Theology Studies to Church Planting: Dom and Sarah's Journey06:26 The Growth and Impact of Cone City Church08:44 Navigating Church Leadership in a Secular City10:51 Balancing Church Life: From Hospital to Family to Army18:41 Adapting Global Church Models to Local Contexts25:32 Redefining Small Group Gatherings26:09 Exploring Breakfast Cultures and Church Community Dynamics26:48 Creating a Welcoming Church Culture27:26 Innovative Approaches to Sermons and Life Groups28:46 Integrating Children into Church Life30:07 Managing Church Gatherings and Contributions31:36 The Dynamics of Sunday Services and Financial Giving34:08 Expanding Church Reach: Planting in New Locations38:37 Navigating Family Life in Ministry44:38 Vision for the Future: Empowering the Young Generation46:59 Connecting with the Church Leaders

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    • 48 min
    The Rich Martin Podcast | Episode 40 - Does the vision of building BIG church in a small city work?: Richard Lewis

    The Rich Martin Podcast | Episode 40 - Does the vision of building BIG church in a small city work?: Richard Lewis

    Building Faith Communities in Secular Europe: A Conversation with Richard Lewis

    This podcast episode features an in-depth conversation between Rich Martin and Richard Lewis, focusing on the challenges and strategies of building church communities in secular regions of Europe, specifically Sweden. Richard Lewis shares his personal journey from being inspired to pursue full-time ministry, to pastoring a church in Umeå, Sweden. The discussion delves into topics such as transitioning from larger church roles to leading in smaller, secular communities, the importance of digital presence in modern ministry, and approaches to discipleship and worship that resonate in a European context. Through sharing his experiences and reflections, Lewis offers insights into navigating ministry in environments that are often indifferent or resistant to religious engagement.

    00:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction to Rich Lewis

    01:12 Rich Lewis's Journey: From Birmingham to Sweden

    02:19 The Path to Pastoring in Sweden: A Detailed Account

    11:20 Navigating Transitions: Insights and Experiences

    18:22 Building a Modern Church in Sweden: Strategies and Challenges

    25:37 Exploring Leadership and Community Influence

    25:51 Religious Landscape in Sweden: A Comparative Insight

    26:17 Adapting Church Methods to Local Culture

    26:49 Navigating Spirituality and Social Issues in Sweden

    30:21 Challenges and Strategies in Church Building

    33:52 Personal Growth and Vision in Ministry

    43:26 Reflections and Future Directions for European Churches

    43:52 Embracing Digital Presence and Discipleship in Church Growth


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    • 49 min
    The Rich Martin Podcast | Episode 39 - Innovating Church Engagement in the Digital Era: Pete Wilson

    The Rich Martin Podcast | Episode 39 - Innovating Church Engagement in the Digital Era: Pete Wilson

    This podcast episode features a deep-dive conversation with Peter Wilson, a great friend and also a digital disrupter in the faith, church and well-being space! We cover many topics including The Four Cs of Church Focus: Cathedrals, Content, Crowds, and Control, The Digital World's Challenge to Traditional Church Models, Innovating Church Engagement in the Digital Age and Modern Management vs. Old Style Leadership in Churches. Pete has some gold insights into these topics and I really, really enjoyed the conversation!



    00:00 Welcome to the Podcast: A Deep Dive with Pete Wilson

    01:20 Unpacking Pete's Journey: From Church Pastor to Digital Innovator

    02:33 The Evolution of Pete's Career: Worship Leading to Digital Space Leadership

    05:37 Navigating Change and Innovation in Mega Churches

    08:17 The Frustration with Tech in the Christian World

    11:24 Exploring the Cost and Impact of Tech in Faith-Based Initiatives

    16:14 The Intersection of Wellbeing, Faith, and Technology

    22:04 Launching Neighborly: A Positive Social Media Venture

    26:09 Exploring the Church's Digital Dilemma

    26:23 The Four Cs of Church Focus: Cathedrals, Content, Crowds, and Control

    27:15 The Digital World's Challenge to Traditional Church Models

    28:29 Innovating Church Engagement in the Digital Age

    28:39 Modern Management vs. Old Style Leadership in Churches

    29:53 Shifting Paradigms: From Control to Service in Church Leadership

    30:53 Understanding and Meeting the Felt Needs of the Community

    31:16 Redefining Church Success: Beyond Physical Attendance

    32:32 Leveraging Digital Platforms for Genuine Engagement

    46:18 A Case Study: Transforming Church Engagement in Aberdeen

    53:08 Concluding Thoughts and Future Directions



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    • 53 min
    The Rich Martin Podcast | Episode 38-Navigating Finances & Faith A Deep Dive with Bob & Linda Lotich

    The Rich Martin Podcast | Episode 38-Navigating Finances & Faith A Deep Dive with Bob & Linda Lotich

    Navigating Finances and Faith: A Deep Dive with Bob and Linda Lotich

    In this episode of the Rich Martin Podcast, host Rich Martin interviews Bob and Linda Lotich, founders of Seed Time Ministry (www.seedtime.com), which helps individuals and churches globally manage money with a Christian perspective. They discuss the importance of viewing money through a biblical lens, teaching financial stewardship, and the impact of integrating God into financial decisions. Highlighting practical methods and transformative insights, the conversation touches on tithing, charitable giving, and achieving financial freedom while maintaining a heart for God. The Lotichs share their journey from financial struggles to being able to give a million dollars away, emphasizing the role of faith in personal finance. Furthermore, they explore the nuances of financial teachings in churches, addressing misconceptions around wealth and providing guidance on fostering a healthy, God-centered financial mindset among congregations.

    00:00 Welcome to the Rich Martin Podcast: Episode 3800:31 Introducing Bob and Linda Lotich: Masters of Money and Ministry04:30 The Journey from Financial Mess to Giving Millions09:08 Navigating Money, Ministry, and the Middle Ground20:05 Practical Steps and Heart Transformation for Financial Freedom24:03 The Role of Money in Churches: A New Perspective35:54 Empowering Churches and Individuals Towards True Financial Freedom38:47 Wrapping Up: The Impact of Seed Time Ministry



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    • 39 min
    The Rich Martin Podcast | Episode 37 - BONUS! (Episode 2) - Are church Buildings Needed?

    The Rich Martin Podcast | Episode 37 - BONUS! (Episode 2) - Are church Buildings Needed?

    Reflections on Soul Church's Building Opening...watch Episode 37 Before this one!

    This is done Live in the car (with Dan Belshaw and Matt Harrison) driving back from the largest church building opening in Europe! We talk about the impression it had on us and what we loved about it! Enjoy



    00:00 Introduction to Episode Two

    00:12 Journey Back from Soul Church Norwich

    00:22 Live from the Car: Initial Reactions

    00:39 Context and Background of Soul Church

    01:30 Impressions of the New Building

    02:50 Post-Reaction Discussion

    03:09 Takeaways from the Experience

    04:43 Reflections on the Church's Impact

    05:48 The Significance of the Building

    06:48 Honoring the People Behind the Church

    12:11 Closing Thoughts and Reflections

    22:23 Final Words and Farewell



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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Anna Eliza Wilson ,

Anna Wilson

Love this podcast, such helpful and real conversations to see his kingdom come on earth & how we can impact our communities and beyond for Jesus. Looking forward to more conversations!

Jon Normam 1978 ,

Outstanding

Outstanding insight and input thank you.

Superstan999 ,

Top Quality Content

Brilliant stuff! So practical and all from a place and a heart to love well and see Gods kingdom come in Europe!

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