99 episodes

Join Greg Nettle as he hosts incredible difference-makers and leaders from around the world. Designed to help leaders advance God’s kingdom in innovative and disruptive ways. Lean into learning while leading, hear stories of struggle & triumph, and explore the journey that is “church planting”...

The podcast is powered by Stadia, a church planting organization whose vision is to see a world where every child has a church. For additional information, visit www.gregnettle.com.

The Church Planting Podcast with Greg Nettle Greg Nettle

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Join Greg Nettle as he hosts incredible difference-makers and leaders from around the world. Designed to help leaders advance God’s kingdom in innovative and disruptive ways. Lean into learning while leading, hear stories of struggle & triumph, and explore the journey that is “church planting”...

The podcast is powered by Stadia, a church planting organization whose vision is to see a world where every child has a church. For additional information, visit www.gregnettle.com.

    Ep. 95 - Soul Care & Leading through Difficult Times (with Mindy Caliguire)

    Ep. 95 - Soul Care & Leading through Difficult Times (with Mindy Caliguire)

    Greg talks with soul care expert Mindy Caliguire about maintaining and nurturing leaders' well-being while under the pressures of church planting and leadership. Mindy shares insights from her forthcoming book, "Ignite Your Soul: When Exhaustion, Isolation, and Burnout Light a Path to Flourishing," on the importance of soul care, structural integrity, and the essential practices leaders must adopt to thrive in challenging times.
    The conversation covers various aspects, including the necessity of building a robust internal foundation to handle the leadership weight, the significance of personal and relational integrity, and the strategic steps leaders can take to prepare for and navigate through politically charged and tumultuous periods. They emphasize creating a soul care plan, incorporating regular self-reflection, and establishing a supportive community as crucial components for leaders aiming to sustain their mission and vision healthily and effectively.
    To connect with Greg and Stadia, check out Stadia Church Planting
    Episode Content
    [00:00:00] Introduction by Greg Nettle and overview of Stadia's mission. [00:00:22] Introduction of Mindy Caliguire and her contributions to soul care and her forthcoming book. [00:02:07] Discussion on the importance of preparing leaders for politically charged times ahead. [00:05:10] Personal reflections on the challenges and necessities of leadership health post-pandemic. [00:06:26] Strategies for building foundational strength for future leadership challenges. [00:09:03] The significance of inspecting and improving personal and relational integrity. [00:12:43] Practical steps for leaders to thrive in the next 18 to 24 months. [00:22:12] The role of a structured soul care plan in ensuring leadership effectiveness. [00:29:48] Closing thoughts and appreciation for the insights shared by Mindy Caliguire.

    • 30 min
    Ep. 94 - 5 Mistakes Church Planters Make and How to Avoid Them (with Doug Foltz)

    Ep. 94 - 5 Mistakes Church Planters Make and How to Avoid Them (with Doug Foltz)

    In this episode of "The Church Planting Podcast," host Greg Nettle, president of Stadia Church Planting, engages in a deep dive conversation with Doug Foltz, a seasoned church planting strategist and Director of Startup Services at Stadia. They explore the nuances of starting new churches, focusing on common mistakes church planters make and providing invaluable insights for navigating the challenging but rewarding journey of church growth. Key topics include the importance of team-based planting, contextualizing church efforts to fit community needs, developing a personal spiritual formation plan, prioritizing people over tasks, and the critical need for building relationships with those outside the faith. This episode serves as a comprehensive guide for church leaders and planters aiming to create impactful, enduring church communities.
    Connect with Stadia Church Planting
    Episode Contents:
    [00:00:00] Introduction by Greg Nettle [00:01:00] Doug Foltz's journey into church planting [00:03:31] The evolution of Doug's role in supporting church planters [00:07:19] Mistake #1: Planting Alone [00:12:03] Mistake #2: Not Contextualizing [00:20:43] Mistake #3: Lack of Personal Spiritual Formation Plan [00:25:12] Mistake #4: Prioritizing Tasks Over People [00:30:00] Mistake #5: Not Building Relationships with Non-believers [00:34:41] Conclusion and anticipation for future discussions on generative AI in ministry

    • 35 min
    Ep 93 - A Church Leader's Role in Caring for Children Globally (w/ Scott Todd)

    Ep 93 - A Church Leader's Role in Caring for Children Globally (w/ Scott Todd)

    In this episode of The Church Planting Podcast, Greg talks with Dr. Scott Todd, president of One Child and co-founder of Bridgeley, discussing the impactful role of church planting in caring for children globally. Scott shares insights from his extensive experience in child development and church collaboration, emphasizing the strategic use of technology through Bridgeley to foster intercultural relationships and direct support for children in need. They delve into the potential of churches as hope centers, where local champions (teachers, coaches, youth pastors) are empowered to support children's growth and development. The dialogue highlights the importance of strategic, faith-driven efforts to engage the next generation in meaningful causes, demonstrating how technological advancements can bridge the gap between supporters and frontline communities, thus enhancing the global church's mission.
    One Child: https://www.onechild.org/
    Bridgeley: https://www.bridgeley.org/
    00:00:20 - Scott's Background and Connections with Stadia and Greg
    00:02:33 - Scott Todd on the Mission of Reaching Kids in Hard Places
    00:03:22 - Introduction to One Child and Bridgely
    00:04:50 - The Role of Technology in Child Care
    00:07:04 - Personal Sponsorship Stories and Bridgely's Impact
    00:09:14 - Addressing Entitlement and Compassion through Bridgely
    00:10:07 - How to Get Involved with Bridgely and One Child
    00:11:42 - Global Perspective on Risks and Opportunities for Children
    00:14:07 - Engaging the Next Generation with Purpose and Learning
    00:17:11 - Parenting for Impact and Encouraging Young Agents of Change
    00:19:01 - Raising Kids with Global Awareness and Compassion
    00:22:07 - Hope Centers and the Church's Role in Child Development
    00:25:37 - Practical Steps for Engaging with Bridgely and One Child

    • 27 min
    Ep. 92 - Undivided: Navigating Politics and Race in Church Leadership (with Chuck Mingo and Troy Jackson)

    Ep. 92 - Undivided: Navigating Politics and Race in Church Leadership (with Chuck Mingo and Troy Jackson)

    This episode features a deep dive into leading churches effectively through politically and racially charged environments. Hosted by Greg Nettle, President of Stadia Church Planting, the episode welcomes Chuck Mingo and Troy Jackson, co-founders of Undivided, focusing on racial healing and justice. The discussion revolves around the necessity of courage, empathy, and practical steps for church leaders to foster unity and address sensitive issues. Key highlights include the introduction of the "Living Undivided" book and Bible study, strategies for pastoral leadership in divisive times, and the importance of listening and empathy in building a community. For more about "Living Undivided," visit Undivided. For more info about Stadia Church Planting visit https://stadia.org
    Episode Index:
    [00:00:25] Guests introduction: Chuck Mingo and Troy Jackson, their work with Undivided [00:01:19] Importance of the episode’s topic for church leaders [00:01:31] Discussion on "Living Undivided" book [00:02:31] Reflections on the upcoming politically and racially charged months [00:04:02] The necessary postures for leaders during challenging times [00:05:38] Equipping church members for healthy, diverse conversations [00:08:47] Developing empathy within the church community [00:11:10] Breaking out of echo chambers for broader perspectives [00:12:22] Introduction of the Living Undivided Bible Study [00:15:21] Guidance for pastors in navigating political and racial discussions [00:23:12] Addressing immigration as a key issue for church leadership [00:31:42] Navigating racial tensions and understanding within the church community [00:34:35] Participation in undivided virtual cohorts for church leaders

    • 37 min
    An AI Revolution in Church Leadership (w/ Josh Burnett)

    An AI Revolution in Church Leadership (w/ Josh Burnett)

    Join host Greg Nettle and Josh Burnett (church.tech) for a discussion on the integration of generative AI and technology in church planting and leadership. Josh shares his journey from being a preaching intern at Southeast Christian Church (Louisville, KY) to starting Revolution Church in Annapolis, focusing on community needs like child hunger. Following these church leadership roles, Josh and his wife Sarah founded Flourish, a nonprofit operating system, and later, Church.Tech, which offers AI tools for churches. We're taking a deep dive into the potential of AI in sermon preparation and church management, in order to increase the time church leaders can spend with people and increase productivity and creativity.
    Introduction (00:00-00:57)
    Josh Burnett's background and journey (00:58-02:35)
    Transition to church planting (02:36-04:31)
    Experiences at Revolution Church (04:32-05:43)
    Addressing child hunger in Annapolis (05:44-07:50)
    Transitioning out of church leadership (07:51-09:18)
    Founding Flourish and Church.Tech (09:19-11:00)
    Theological considerations of AI in church (11:01-14:20)
    Practical applications of AI in sermon preparation (14:21-17:55)
    Church.Tech's features and goals (17:56-20:42)
    Future developments in Church.Tech (20:43-23:00)
    Conclusion and thanks (23:01-28:40)
    Connect with resources mentioned in this episode:
    https://church.tech
    https://onflourish.org/
    https://stadia.org

    • 28 min
    Multiplying and Training Leaders (w/ Daniel Escobar) - Encore Episode

    Multiplying and Training Leaders (w/ Daniel Escobar) - Encore Episode

    Greg talks to Daniel Escobar about multiplying and training disciples, Latino culture, and the need to learn from each other on this encore episode of the Church Planting Podcast. Daniel Escobar was born and raised in Baja California, Mexico. Daniel relocated to Virginia in 2002, two years after getting married. He first planted Iglesia La Red in Williamsburg, Virginia in 2005. Seven years later he and his family moved to Washington DC to plant the second church in 2015. In 2017, he and his wife founded La Red Network, which is a church planting network in the US and Latin America that he is the director of. This is now his main focus in ministry. La Red Network has taken him many places around the world and allowed him to live in Mexico and Argentina. He is also a business owner in different industries in the private and government sectors.
    Connect with Daniel
    https://larednetwork.org
    https://www.facebook.com/larednetwork
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/la-red-podcast/id1568755174
     
    Connect with Greg 
    https://stadia.org
     
     

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

AmberOahu ,

Love this podcast!

Each episode leaves listeners encouraged and empowered after learning about how God is using his people to plant churches globally, so that we will see a day where every child has a church.

4LSmith@home ,

Practical wisdom and advice from those living it!

It’s great to have a resource like this while in the trenches of planting! It’s encouraging, inspiring and helpful!

AngGHam ,

Real life church planting

I love how this podcast talks about church planting in real life, not just as a “good idea.” It includes real research of where the church is now and what we need to do to keep up with population. Totally worth the regular listen.

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