Church Planting Conversations brings you into the important conversations happening between global leaders, planters and scholars about the current movements and thinking in the church planting world. Join us each month to hear Dr. Winfield Bevins chat with a new guest from the Asbury Church Planting Connection.
Episode #5: Gregg Okesson
Dr. Gregg Okesson is the Dean of the E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism at Asbury Theological Seminary.
Before coming to Asbury in 2011, Dr. Okesson was a faculty member at Scott Christian University, Kenya, East Africa for 10 years where he served as Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and a lecturer in theology. Prior to this, he was a pastor in upstate New York, worked in Student Development at Wheaton College, and was a church-planter amongst a Muslim people-group in north-central Tanzania. Dr. Okesson and his family lived in East Africa for 13 years.
In this episode, Winfield and Gregg share a conversation about how Gregg's church planting and community-building experiences in East Africa shape his role in a Western academic institution. They explore the importance of humility and listening for anyone hoping to do contextual ministry anywhere in the world.
Episode #4: Manik Corea
Manik is an Singaporean missionary and Global Executive with the New Anglican Missionary Society (NAMS) currently serving in Thailand. The NAMS network is a global and dispersed community of men and women, who have come together to do an apostolic work under an apostolic rule. It is a community raised up by God for the 21st century but rooted in the life and faith of the first century.
In this conversation, Winfield and Manik discuss biblical foundations and missional implications of the intersection of spiritual formation and disciple-making.
Episode #3: Wesley Bolden
Wesley Bolden is a Project Manager at Stadia Church Planting, a global network focused on starting new churches and caring for children through them. He has ministry training and experience in church revitalization, campus ministry, leadership and church planting. In 2013, he partnered with Stadia to plant Tri-Cities Church, a multiethnic church in metro Atlanta. Wesley is passionate about empowering church planters to discover and live into their unique gifting and calling.
In this episode, Winfield and Wesley talk about Wesley's past and current work, as well as what it means to discern and answer a call to church planting.
Episode #2: Mark Dunwoody
In this episode, Winfield talks to his co-founder of Missional Formation Coaching, Mark Dunwoody. They share about the experience of crafting this new coaching model and what new missional formation coaches can expect from the book and resources.
For more information about Missional Formation Coaching, please visit the website: missionalformationcoaching.com.
Episode #1: Brian Taylor
In our first episode, we sit down with Dr. Brian Taylor to share a conversation about his work in racial reconciliation through his church plant, Bethel Cincinnati Church.
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