200 episodes

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.

New Churches Podcast LifeWay Leadership Podcast Network

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 238 Ratings

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

    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.

    • 25 min
    3 Reasons Church Plants Fail

    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.

    • 26 min
    Church Plants Multiplying Early

    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."

    • 23 min
    Why is Church Planting So Hard?

    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.

    • 20 min
    How Not to be a Jerk

    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.

    • 33 min
    How Does Funding Work for Church Planting?

    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.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
238 Ratings

238 Ratings

nelson204 ,

New Script Needed!

Great podcast! But I agree with Ed- you need a new into script!

PreacherJRJ ,

Excellent info!

Thankful for the info and discussions.

Gmizzle01 ,

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!

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