The New Churches podcast offers practical answers to your real ministry questions. We aren’t going to provide lofty pie-in-the-sky theories. Instead, we are going to help you in your real ministry context, with your real thoughts, questions, and issues.
Starting a Residency
Episode 632: Church-based residencies are a growing trend in ministerial and church planter training. Co-hosts Ed Stetzer and Dhati Lewis discuss the complexities and simplicities of such programs and offer some valuable insight on how churches both large and small can launch residency programs.
3 Reasons Church Plants Fail
Episode 631: What three main factors cause church plants to fail? Co-Hosts Clint Clifton and Todd Adkins discuss the role of isolation, conflict among team members and lack of self-awareness in the "slow-motion car crash" of church plant failure.
Church Plants Multiplying Early
Episode 630: When should a church plant set its sights on planting a daughter church? Co-hosts Ed Stetzer and Dhati Lewis discuss the problems of planting too early and the importance of "planting pregnant."
Why is Church Planting So Hard?
Episode 629: What two things can we do to encourage more bivo/covo church planting – and what are the relational, financial and missiological benefits? Host Ed Stetzer and Brad Brisco, NAMB’s director of bivocational church planting, discuss "bivo/covo" church planting and how, depending on cultural context, it might be easier or more difficult than traditional church planting.
How Not to be a Jerk
Episode 628: What are some traits of domineering leaders and how can you recognize them in your own life? Host Clint Clifton and Todd Adkins, LifeWay's director of leadership development, discuss healthy work relationships and how to guard against patterns of domineering leadership developing in new pastoral leaders.
How Does Funding Work for Church Planting?
Episode 627: Ed Stetzer and Clint Clifton engage in a pro/con discussion of different approaches to funding a church plant.
New Script Needed!
Great podcast! But I agree with Ed- you need a new into script!
Thankful for the info and discussions.
Relevant Q&A in a timely fashion
Grateful for the insight from this podcast. I only wish it was around several years ago when we first kicked off our church plant. Nevertheless, seems like these questions and topics are ongoing for us "older" church plants as well. Thanks guys and keep the insight coming!