58 episodes

Planting churches is all about participating with what God is already doing. He is at work in every neighborhood and community around us. We want to help you learn to see what God is doing and expand your imagination for how you might partner with him. Join us for conversations with church planters, pastors, and leaders on discernment, preparation, and innovation.

How To Plant A Healthy Church Multiply Vineyard

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 39 Ratings

Planting churches is all about participating with what God is already doing. He is at work in every neighborhood and community around us. We want to help you learn to see what God is doing and expand your imagination for how you might partner with him. Join us for conversations with church planters, pastors, and leaders on discernment, preparation, and innovation.

    Where Fear Sees A Crisis, Faith Sees An Opportunity -- Dave Ferguson

    Where Fear Sees A Crisis, Faith Sees An Opportunity -- Dave Ferguson

    Dave Ferguson is an award-winning author, founding and lead pastor of Chicago’s Community Christian Church, a missional multi-site community considered one of the most influential churches in America. Dave is also the visionary for the international church-planting movement NewThing, president of the Exponential Conference, and will be joining us at the Mutliply Vineyard Summit on February 4thand 5th! Dave and his wife Sue have 3 kids and live in the Chicagoland area.
     
    In this episode of the How To Plant A Healthy Church podcast, Dave and our host Michael Gatlin talk a lot about what it looks like to plant churches in a time of pandemic, and how our options change when we have a lens of opportunity vs. crisis. They also discuss Dave’s new book B.L.E.S.S. and the benefits of being with people for the purpose of blessing them and letting God do the work in their hearts.
     
    Show notes:
    For more information on the Multiply Vineyard Summit, or to register, go to https://mvsummit.org
    Dave’s Website
    http://daveferguson.co
    B.L.E.S.S.: 5 Everyday Ways to Love Your Neighbor and Change the World by Dave Ferguson
    https://bless-book.org
    The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon
    https://amzn.to/2LlL7Kh
    Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World by Tara Isabella Burton
    https://amzn.to/35GWFyG
     

    • 52 min
    Having The Gospel Planted Deeply Within Us Is The Most Important Thing - Dr. Derwin Gray

    Having The Gospel Planted Deeply Within Us Is The Most Important Thing - Dr. Derwin Gray

    Dr. Derwin L. Gray is the founding and lead pastor of Transformation Church, a multiethnic, multigenerational, mission-shaped community located in Indian Land, South Carolina. Derwin met his wife, Vicki, at Brigham Young University where he played for the BYU Cougars football team. They have been married since 1992 and have two children.  After graduating from BYU, Derwin played professional football in the NFL for five years with the Indianapolis Colts (1993-1997) and one year with the Carolina Panthers (1998). During that time, he and Vicki began their journey with Christ and experienced God’s faithfulness and direction as He moved their hearts to know Him and make Him known. Derwin went on to graduate magna cum laude from Southern Evangelical Seminary with a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree and in 2015 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Southern Evangelical Seminary. In 2018, he received his Doctor of Ministry in the New Testament in Context at Northern Seminary.  In addition to his role at Transformation Church, Derwin teaches at conferences nationwide, and will be joining us at the Multiply Vineyard Summit in February! He is the author of Hero: Unleashing God’s Power in a Man’s Heart, Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future, Crazy Grace for Crazy Times Bible Study, The High-Definition Leader, and The Good Life: What Jesus Teaches About Finding True Happiness.   
    In this episode of the How To Plant A Healthy Church podcast, Derwin and our host Michael Gatlin have an inspiring conversation about finding our identity in the Lord and leading from a place of groundedness in the gospel.  Derwin also shares concrete guidelines for building a healthy church and lays down some truth about current situations pastors might find themselves navigating regarding race, politics and generational divides. This episode is fast-paced and packed full of goodness that you’ll want to refer to in the coming year, so pull out a pen and get ready to learn!
     
    Show notes:
    For more information on the Multiply Vineyard Summit, or to register, go to https://mvsummit.org
    The Good Life: What Jesus Teaches About Finding True Happiness by Dr. Derwin L. Gray
    https://amzn.to/2XfoWI3

    • 58 min
    Being Present To What God Wants To Do In The Wilderness w/Keri Ladouceur

    Being Present To What God Wants To Do In The Wilderness w/Keri Ladouceur

    Keri Ladouceur is the pastor of Community Christian Church in Naperville, IL, as well as the founder of New Ground Network. She has been coaching pastors, church leaders and non-profit leaders for over a decade and is the author of “Together as a Team: A Values-Based Approach to going Further, Faster – Together”. Keri and her husband Marc have two children, Leah and Liam.
    In this episode of the How To Plant A Healthy Church podcast, Keri and our host Michael Gatlin talk about reframing our disqualifiers as qualifiers, the impact of 2020 on the church and the opportunity it presents to be honest about what has been working and what’s not, and Keri shares an encouraging word about pressing into the presence of the Lord in the wilderness and not trying to skip through it. Keri also shares her own experiences with abusive leadership dynamics and provides invaluable insight into how church leaders might manage crisis in a healthy and honoring way.
     
    Show notes:
    To register for the Multiply Vineyard Summit, go to mvsummit.org
    David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
    https://amzn.to/37VOrUY
    Keri’s book: Together as a Team: A Values-Based Approach to going Further, Faster – Together
    https://amzn.to/3pylR1U
    Keri’s church: Community Christian Church
    https://communitychristian.org/naperville/
    Tempered Resilience: How Leaders Are Formed in the Crucible of Change by Tod Bolsinger
    https://amzn.to/3rC8lMb
    The Gift of Imperfection by Brené Brown
    https://amzn.to/3aK2UFc

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Anxiety, Burnout, and Finding Sabbath In Our Work -- Jim Herrington

    Anxiety, Burnout, and Finding Sabbath In Our Work -- Jim Herrington

    Jim Herrington has been a pastor for 45 years, as well as serving as a denominational executive and pastor to pastors since 1989 where he first began coaching leaders. He has worked with hundreds of congregations from a variety of traditions around the challenges of personal and congregational transformation. Jim is the co-founder of Faithwalking, and co-authored Leading Congregational Change: A Practical Guide to the Transformational Journey,  The Leader’s Journey: Accepting the Call to Personal and Congregational Transformation, and Learning Change: Congregational Transformation Fueled by Personal Renewal. Jim lives in Houston and has been married to his best friend, Betty, for 45 years. They have five children and four grandchildren.
    In this episode of the How To Plant A Healthy Church podcast, Jim and our host Michael Gatlin talk about church planting in a hyper-polarized culture and how the church can show up in a post-Christian world. Jim also shares some of his formative leadership stories, the importance of engaging in healthy community and expanding our capacity for emotional maturity. As a beautiful follow-up to last week’s conversation with Jim’s co-author Trisha Taylor, this episode will continue shaping our hearts and minds towards healthy, Jesus-centered leadership.
     
    Show notes:
    To register for the Multiply Vineyard Summit, go to mvsummit.org
    The Leader's journey by Jim Herrington, Trisha Taylor and R. Robert Creech
    https://amzn.to/3nHDpI9
    Faithwalking
    http://faithwalking.us
    Tempered Resilience by Tod Bolsinger
    https://amzn.to/3nHgj4i
    Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard
    https://amzn.to/34y1j1j
    The Spirit  of the Disciplines by Dallas Willard
    https://amzn.to/3h6j6Sn
    The Wisdom Pattern by Richard Rohr
    https://amzn.to/3mG6ylR
    A Failure of Nerve, Revised Edition by Edwin Friedman
    https://amzn.to/34vwo5x
    Jim's email
    Jim@theleadersjourney.us
    Looking for a coach/consultant?
    theleadersjourney.us

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Leading With Healthy Empathy And Good Boundaries - Trisha Taylor

    Leading With Healthy Empathy And Good Boundaries - Trisha Taylor

    Trisha Taylor is a counselor, author, consultant and speaker based in Houston, TX. As a counselor she works with individuals, couples and families and seeks to provide a safe space where people who are hurting or confused can find God’s grace and wisdom. Trisha also co-authored the book “The Leader’s Journey: Accepting the Call to Personal and Congregational Transformation”, which challenges leaders to see their congregations as living systems and to respond to leadership challenges with emotional maturity, leading as Jesus did, from the inside out.
    In this episode of the How To Plant A Healthy Church podcast, Trisha and our host Michael Gatlin share a thorough discussion of the role of empathy in leading a church: Is all empathy beneficial? How do boundaries tie in? How can we partner with others in developing the kind of empathy that will truly serve the church? Trisha also shares tips on how to find a good coach to walk through ministry with, as well as several valuable resources for further learning. This conversation is chock-full of wisdom nuggets that will benefit even the most established of pastors.

    Show notes:
    The Ferment Podcast – Trisha Taylor
    https://bit.ly/2WfTw3C
    The Leader’s journey by Jim Herrington, Trisha Taylor and R. Robert Creech
    https://amzn.to/37kPL3a
    Edwin Friedman’s Theory of Differentiated Leadership Made Simple
    https://bit.ly/2KxxB5e
    A Failure of Nerve by Edwin Friedman
    https://amzn.to/2K7LYNY
    Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue by Edwin Friedman
    https://amzn.to/2IT8olx
    Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin
    https://amzn.to/3qUaqCW
    Faithwalking
    https://faithwalking.us

    • 55 min
    Church Plants Are New Wells Bringing Life To Our Cities — Multi-Site Consultant Corey Garris

    Church Plants Are New Wells Bringing Life To Our Cities — Multi-Site Consultant Corey Garris

    Corey Garris is a pastor with the Mile High Vineyard in Denver, CO and has been a member of the Multiply Vineyard team since 2014. He is passionate about seeing Jesus transform lives in his city and about MHV hubs being life-giving communities that profoundly impact their neighborhoods. Corey also provides pastoral care and leadership to the pastors of the Mile High Vineyard and works to connect with pastors in his community outside of the Vineyard. He and his wife Cyndia have been married since 2003 and have two daughters, Ava and Rylee.
    In this episode of the How To Plant A Healthy Church podcast, Corey shares his testimony of salvation and journey towards becoming a pastor, and the scripture the Lord spoke to him about the value of the local church and expanding the number of “wells” in his city. His story inspires faith in asking the Lord to lead us, guide us through setbacks and teach us how to love our communities well.
     
    Show notes:
    Mile High Vineyard
    https://www.milehighvineyard.org
    The Navigators
    https://www.navigators.org

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

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Worthy of your time

I am an avid member of a vineyard church and these episodes are more than just planting a new church they encourage greater involvement in my community, through my church as God wants to plant change in our community. Many think of church planting only as going away to start new, but illuminated in the first full episodes your community may not know you down the road even after being there for years. Remember after you plant a garden you have to tend and keep it.

RP Chongon ,

Discernment

The “How to Plant a Healthy Church” series focuses the whole first season on discernment, rather than a “tips and tricks” approach. It has helped my heart and mind settle into the Holy Spirit’s presence and discern his voice more clearly as we plant churches in Ecuador. Highly recommended!

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Discernment for everyone

Thanks so much for this! It is packed with so much wisdom and guidance for discernment - whether you’re planting a church, choosing a field of study, or facing any other important decision. Thanks!

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