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 • 239 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.

    Dreaming Big on a Shoestring Budget

    Dreaming Big on a Shoestring Budget

    Episode 634: Can a church-planter or team dream big on a shoestring budget? Co-hosts Clint Clifton and Todd Adkins explain why being "under-resourced" actually is a big advantage.

    • 20 min
    Building a Team from Scratch

    Building a Team from Scratch

    Episode 633: If a church planter has "parachuted" into an unfamiliar city, how can he best go about building a team from scratch? Co-hosts Clint Clifton and Todd Adkins offer a plethora of hacks that will promote success.

    • 20 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
239 Ratings

239 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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