80 episodes

A Podcast by everyday church planters for everyday church planters. This podcast is for lead church planters, people on church planting teams, or for anyone who just loves church planting! If you are in the trenches taking the Gospel into the darkest places in North America, then this podcast is for you!

Jared Huntley (Oshawa, Ontario) and Matt Hess (Pickering, Ontario) are average, everyday planters with the North American Mission Board who want to share what they are learning, with some fun stories along the way! They aren't "experts", but they are passionate about church planting and chur

In The Trenches Church Planting Podcast Jared Huntley & Matt Hess

    • Christianity
    • 5.0, 32 Ratings

A Podcast by everyday church planters for everyday church planters. This podcast is for lead church planters, people on church planting teams, or for anyone who just loves church planting! If you are in the trenches taking the Gospel into the darkest places in North America, then this podcast is for you!

Jared Huntley (Oshawa, Ontario) and Matt Hess (Pickering, Ontario) are average, everyday planters with the North American Mission Board who want to share what they are learning, with some fun stories along the way! They aren't "experts", but they are passionate about church planting and chur

    Leading Your Church Plant Through A Pandemic

    Leading Your Church Plant Through A Pandemic

    This week, Matt & Jared talk about what their experiences have been like so far leading their respective church plants through the early days of the Coronavirus pandemic. They talk about what they've been doing in their churches as well as some ideas for other church plants to consider. 

    Be sure to head over to iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or Spotify and “subscribe” to In The Trenches and then leave us a written review. Check out our other episodes at our website, www.getinthetrenches.com.

    We’d love to hear feedback!

    Feel free to ask us a question or just let us know what you think about the podcast. You can reach Matt at mhess@fellowshippickering.ca and you can reach Jared at jared@pillarchurchsbc.com

    • 43 min
    Ministry In The Flesh vs Ministry In The Spirit

    Ministry In The Flesh vs Ministry In The Spirit

    We're back for season 4! After a couple months off, we're exited to be kicking off another season. Due to the demands on our schedule, we will be putting out new episodes on a monthly basis as opposed to a weekly basis for Season 4. We hope and pray that In The Trenches continues to be a blessing to you! 

    In this week's episode, Matt and Jared talk about the difference between doing ministry "in the flesh", in our own strength, and doing ministry "in the Spirit", in God's strength. The differences are subtle but massive! 

    Be sure to head over to iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or Spotify and “subscribe” to In The Trenches and then leave us a written review. Check out our other episodes at our website, www.getinthetrenches.com 

    We’d love to hear feedback!

    Feel free to ask us a question or just let us know what you think about the podcast. You can reach Matt at mhess@fellowshippickering.ca and you can reach Jared at jared@pillarchurchsbc.com

    • 49 min
    [Vance Pitman] Dependency On The Holy Spirit

    [Vance Pitman] Dependency On The Holy Spirit

    Matt and Jared talk to Vance Pitman, about how a church planter can guard against working “for” God rather than allowing God to work through him. Vance reminds us that the primary task of any church planter is not to plant a church, but to know God.

    They also talk about APEST roles on church planting teams and the power of incorporating more corporate prayer into Sunday morning gatherings and how to do it. You don't want to miss this episode! 

    Vance is the pastor of Hope Church in Las Vegas, Nevada, a church he planted in 2001. He speaks across America and around the world to inspire people to join in God’s eternal, redemptive mission of making disciples and multiplying churches among every tribe, tongue, people, and nation.

    You can pre-order Vance’s excellent new book, Unburdened: Stop Living For Jesus So Jesus Can Live Through You, by clicking on the hyper-link! The book is set to come out January 2020.

    For more information about the 6:4 Fellowship, which Vance mentioned in the episode, head over to https://www.strategicrenewal.com/64-fellowship/

    • 53 min
    Sabbath Rest & Sabbaticals

    Sabbath Rest & Sabbaticals

    One thing that church planters often struggle to do is get adequate rest during the week. But taking a Sabbath day off during your week is critical to your long term health and success as a church planter! Not to mention, it's also a command in Scripture! This week Matt and Jared talk about how to be consistent taking a Sabbath rest, how we're tempted to "cheat" on our rest days, and when its appropriate for a church planter to think about taking a sabbatical and how to put that process into motion. 

    Be sure to head over to iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or Spotify and “subscribe” to In The Trenches and then leave us a written review. Check out our other episodes at our website, www.getinthetrenches.com 

    We’d love to hear feedback!

    Feel free to ask us a question or just let us know what you think about the podcast. You can reach Matt at mhess@fellowshippickering.ca and you can reach Jared at jared@pillarchurchsbc.com

    • 55 min
    Are We Actually Prioritizing Prayer?

    Are We Actually Prioritizing Prayer?

    Church planters and pastors talk a lot about prayer, but does the way we structure our calendars and the way we conduct our worship services actually reflect that we believe prayer is as vital as we say it is? In this week's episode, Matt & Jared discuss this and talk about changes that we can make to move beyond giving lip service to the importance of prayer. They also discuss the power of prayer and why prayer is the single most important thing a church planter or pastor can do. 

    Be sure to head over to iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or Spotify and “subscribe” to In The Trenches and then leave us a written review. Check out our other episodes at our website, www.getinthetrenches.com 

    We’d love to hear feedback!

    Feel free to ask us a question or just let us know what you think about the podcast. You can reach Matt at mhess@fellowshippickering.ca and you can reach Jared at jared@pillarchurchsbc.com

    • 44 min
    How Do You Know If You Are Called To Plant A Church?

    How Do You Know If You Are Called To Plant A Church?

    This Thanksgiving week Matt & Jared talk about what they are thankful for, Jared's disdain for driving large trucks in the city, and how to know if you are called to plant a church. While "calling" is a much talked about topic in the church planting world, many people continue to jump into church planting without the essential elements of a strong call. In this episode Matt & Jared talk about what those essential elements are and the potential dangers of jumping into church planting and ministry without having a strong sense of calling.

    Make your Thanksgiving holiday drive to grandma's house better by getting in the trenches with us!

    Be sure to head over to iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or Spotify and “subscribe” to In The Trenches and then leave us a written review. Check out our other episodes at our website, www.getinthetrenches.com 

    We’d love to hear feedback!

    Feel free to ask us a question or just let us know what you think about the podcast. You can reach Matt at mhess@fellowshippickering.ca and you can reach Jared at jared@pillarchurchsbc.com

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

sdwalker ,

Not just for planting

I’m working with a church revitalization and have found so many helpful and encouraging ideas here! Thank you! Thank you!

LRansom ,

Check it out

Enjoyed hearing the stories and real experience of the church planters. Super helpful.

Clint Clifton ,

Solid Material

Jared and Matt are as the title suggests in the everyday work of Church Planting in very hard to reach places. If you are a church planter every episode will be relevant to you. These guys take Jesus very seriously but themselves not so seriously, exactly my style!

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