25 episodes

A podcast about church planting strategies and missional strategies to make disciples of all nations. This podcast comes from the Church Planting Team of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention

The Grind Church Planting Team of the ABSC

    • Christianity
    • 5.0, 18 Ratings

A podcast about church planting strategies and missional strategies to make disciples of all nations. This podcast comes from the Church Planting Team of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention

    Disaster Relief Training Goes Virtual - Neal Scoggins feat. Randy Garrett

    Disaster Relief Training Goes Virtual - Neal Scoggins feat. Randy Garrett

    In this episode of The Grind, Neal talks to Randy Garrett, Disaster Relief Director, about the upcoming virtual Disaster Relief Volunteer training. As COVID-19 continues to spread, Disaster Relief canceled training events for the rest of the year. Instead of waiting until 2021, they decided to take it to your living room. 
    Neal talks to Randy about all that will be offered during the online event, how you can get involved with DR, and the general history of Disaster Relief at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. Click the links below to get involved! 
     
    Questions Discussed: 
    What does DR stand for? 
    How long have you been involved with Disaster Relief?
    What is your official title?
    How do people get ahold of DR when they need help? 
    How can you get involved with DR? 
    What are the disciplines involved with DR? 
    What disciplines are being offered with virtual training? 
    What isn’t offered during the virtual training?
    When did college students connect with DR and help clean-up? 
     
     
    Resources
    The Grind email: thegrind@absc.org
    Disaster Relief Training

    • 35 min
    Who's Your One - Neal Scoggins, Greg Addison, Laramie LeQuieu

    Who's Your One - Neal Scoggins, Greg Addison, Laramie LeQuieu

    In this episode of The Grind, Neal and Greg talk to Laramie LeQuieu, Church Health Leadership Specialist, on the Church Health & Evangelism team at the Arkansas Baptist State Convention about the ‘Who’s Your One’ campaign. What is it? What can it be used for? All these questions and more are answered, so stay tuned. 
     
    Questions Discussed: 
    What is the ‘Who’s Your One’ tool?
    What are the nuts and bolts in how you do ‘Who’s Your One?’ 
    How do you teach this?
    Is this something that can be easy for church planters to get and implement? 
     
    Resources
    The Grind email: thegrind@absc.org
    Laramie LeQuieu email: llequieu@absc.org
    Who’s Your One Resources
    Who’s Your One Website 

    • 34 min
    From Part Time to Full Time Church Planting Pt. 2 - Neal Scoggins, Greg Addison Feat. Ryan Worley

    From Part Time to Full Time Church Planting Pt. 2 - Neal Scoggins, Greg Addison Feat. Ryan Worley

    In this episode, Neal and Greg continue to talk to Ryan Worley from Rooted Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Worley started off as a bi-vocational pastor working part-time at a local hospital and being a pastor. God blessed them with the ability to grow, which allowed Worley to shift from bi-vocational to full-time pastoring. In conclusion to this conversation, the guys talk to Worley about the ins and outs of going from part-time to full-time pastoring. They talk about when the right time to make that shift was, and if making that shift is even helpful. They also talk about, if you decide to go full-time, how to keep those relationships with past employers on healthy terms. Questions Discussed: Did anything shift, legally, for you when you went full-time in terms of money/taxes, etc? What was the first thing that came to your mind when they (the church) asked you to go full-time? How did you go about leaving your job? What were the details, boxes to check, to be able to say, ‘I’m full-time now’? How does it feel on the backside of the transition? Resources https://www.abf.org/resources/ https://www.absc.org/articles/the-grind-all-things-admin https://www.absc.org/articles/the-grind-all-things-admin-pt-2 https://www.absc.org/teams/church-planting Email: thegrind@absc.org

    • 26 min
    From Part Time to Full Time Church Planting Pt. 1 - Neal Scoggins, Greg Addison Feat. Ryan Worley

    From Part Time to Full Time Church Planting Pt. 1 - Neal Scoggins, Greg Addison Feat. Ryan Worley

    In this episode, Neal and Greg interview Ryan Worley of Rooted Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Worley started off as a bi-vocational pastor working part-time at a local hospital and being a pastor. God blessed them with the ability to grow, which allowed Worley to shift from bi-vocational to full-time pastoring. In the first episode of a two-part series, the guys talk about Worley’s journey to Northwest Arkansas, and how the transition of going from part-time to full-time came to be. They also talk about the pros and cons of switching to a full-time pastor. Questions Discussed: When was Rooted Church planted/launched? How did Rooted Church get started? What was your journey to Northwest Arkansas? What was the long term plan for when you came to Northwest Arkansas? When did you decide & what did you do to begin to determine if you should go full-time, or have someone full-time? What were you looking for in the membership that keys you to shift from bi-vocational to full time? What are some key benchmarks that you set for your church to reach before you start that conversation? For more information, or to find resources click this link: https://www.absc.org/teams/church-planting Or email us at thegrind@absc.org

    • 32 min
    All Things Administration Pt. 2 - Neal Scoggins, Greg Addison, feat. Bobby Thomas

    All Things Administration Pt. 2 - Neal Scoggins, Greg Addison, feat. Bobby Thomas

    In part two of All Things Administration, Neal and Greg continue to talk to CEO and President of the Arkansas Baptist Foundation, Bobby Thomas. In this episode, they continue the framework started in the first episode and build on the fundamentals that all church plants need to know so you can build your plant on steady, financial ground and keep it that way.
    Questions Discussed:
    What are the basic things churches should have in place in regards to receipting payroll? What’s the difference between a W-2 and 1099? What is each used for? Who gets what? What are the basics of issuing your first paychecks as church planters? When you know you’re going to bring more people on, do you deal with it now or later? How can you turn things around, if you didn’t start right to begin with? When you plant a church or create a satellite campus, do you maintain the same tax credentials at the parent church or does that vary in different situations? What often would you recommend that church plants go back and use the assessment to check their systems? What do you suggest church planters pay extra attention in times of financial stress, like during the COVID-19 pandemic? What are some things that are happening at the Foundation to be excited about?
    Some Key Takeaways: Making key decisions early in the administration and financial needs is key to creating a functional system and maintaining that system. As a sponsor church, you have two responsibilities: - Keeping your satellite campus/church plant accountable - Helping to create and train a finance team with those leaders to be able to manage when God provides and people come to church. Where you can find help when you need questions answered, or to be directed in the right direction: - Your sponsor church - ABSC Church Health and Church Planting Teams - Bobby and his team at the Arkansas Baptist Foundation
    Resources Email: thegrind@absc.org https://www.abf.org/resources/ https://www.abf.org/contact/ https://www.absc.org/

    • 47 min
    All Things Administration Pt. 1 - Neal Scoggins, Greg Addison, feat. Bobby Thomas

    All Things Administration Pt. 1 - Neal Scoggins, Greg Addison, feat. Bobby Thomas

    In part one of All Things Administration, Neal and Greg talk to CEO and President of the Arkansas Baptist Foundation, Bobby Thomas. In getting back to the basics of church planting, Bobby goes in-depth of how the administrative side of a church plant should function. He also offers plenty of tips and advice in making sure your church plant is completely functional and legit - from a legal standpoint.
    Questions Discussed: What are the buckets we need to deal with when it comes to administrative needs in church planting? What is the process of becoming a legitimate church plant - in a legal sense? What are some basic things that church planters need to know about receiving contributions? What are some typical struggles you see with that? What would a proof is given to someone to prove to the IRS that they gave to your church look like? How do you handle designated gifts? What is considered deductible and not deductible? How do you handle donations and stay legal with them? What are the basics of spending money received correctly?
    Some Key Takeaways: The key buckets to the framework of administration in a church plant are: Gathering and creating governing documents, receiving contributions and handling that well, dealing with payroll and compensation, creating a process to handle your budget of money received, etc and creating a process of annually reviewing your documents and needs. Whatever mechanism you use for keeping track of contributions, there are two things you have to be able to do: You need to be able to account for the receipts, money that came in, and be able to account for each giver, doner, how much they gave.
    Resources Email: thegrind@absc.org https://www.abf.org/contact/ https://www.abf.org/resources/

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Bdclayton ,

Minister in transition, learning about church planting

Started a new job working at night and have a lot of time to myself. Was told about this podcast and have been listening over the last few weeks. So far I have made it through the first 31 episodes catching up. Its been informative to learn about church planting and what my home state is doing there. Its also been interesting hearing about the different types of church planting strategies, goals, starts, and everything else that goes with it. Ive been learning a lot and enjoy the different planters each giving their own call and spin on the subject and how God is using them where they are in various ways. Keep up the good work guys.

BroTSewell ,

Student Minister

While I'm just a student minister and not in church planting, I love the insight to the church planting movement. So much of it is relevant to student ministry and pastoral ministry in general. Definitely worth the listen for staff members wanting to stretch their creative parameters... or for those interested in partnering with church planters.
(By the way, Story Time with Uncle Neil is my favorite)

ScottAPatz ,

Encouraging and Fun

The illustrious hosts Chad & Dave bring very informative interviews. It is wonderful to hear the stories behind these church planters. Regular people with strengths and weaknesses who are allowing God to use them. The honesty and humor is very encouraging to all those in ministry. These stories reveal that we all can be involved in church planting in some degree. We limit what God can do, He continues to reveal new ways to reach people. Thank you guys for being "the Upward Basketball of church planting podcasts."

Top Podcasts In Christianity

Listeners Also Subscribed To