New Churches Podcast

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.

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.

Calling Out the Called

Calling Out the Called

Episode 713 People talk about calling in such a subjective way that it’s a little hard...
Seasonal Community Outreach

Seasonal Community Outreach

Episode 712 Seasonal community outreach isn’t a topic of widespread discussion but it’s a very practical...
Can Co-Pastoring Work?

Can Co-Pastoring Work?

Episode 711 Is a multi-leader organization really a “two-headed snake”? Or is co-pastoring a restoration of...
Business as Mission

Business as Mission

Episode 708 Leveraging business for mission presents numerous challenges, yet there are strong arguments to be...
Do Little Networks Matter?

Do Little Networks Matter?

Episode 704 Planters and church-planting networks and organizations are trying to figure out how they fit...
For Ministry Wives

For Ministry Wives

Episode 700 Ministry wives face unique challenges, and fewer resources are produced to help them than...
Supporting Those You Send

Supporting Those You Send

Episode 696: When a church sends out a planter, the relationship hasn’t ended; it’s just begun....
Reading on a Budget

Reading on a Budget

Description: Episode 687: Leaders are readers and if you’re not a learner in this day and...
Church Planting is Free

Church Planting is Free

Episode 686: The old maxim is “Church planting and money – it’s hard to get them...
Sending Church Special

Sending Church Special

Episode 685: NAMB’s Trevin Wax hosts a wide-ranging discussion of practical aspects of church planting in...
No One Owes You Support

No One Owes You Support

Episode 683: Sometimes church planters get a sense of entitlement about monetary support. Host Clint Clifton...
Prayer and Progress

Prayer and Progress

Episode 682: Every church planter has experienced the link between prayer and progress in the ministry....
Pastoring at Home

Pastoring at Home

Episode 681: Sometimes church planters feel tension between being a pastor and a husband and father....
Serial Church Planting

Serial Church Planting

Episode 680: Serial church planting hasn’t seemed to be a valued option in the world of...
Minoring on the Majors

Minoring on the Majors

Episode 676: The ministry demands of church planting can weigh heavily on a pastor, with the...
Your Church Can Plant

Your Church Can Plant

Episode 675: Trevin Wax and Clint Clifton review our new (free) Church Planting Masterclass, which offers...
Your Church Can Send

Your Church Can Send

Episode 674: Churches with a desire to multiply will greatly benefit from the expertise of pastors...
Church Planting Dealbreakers

Church Planting Dealbreakers

Episode 673: When the preparedness of a prospective church planter is being assessed, different evaluators may...
What I’d Do Differently

What I’d Do Differently

Episode 671: Circumstances and context may differ for various church planters, but everyone can benefit from...
Church Planting Autopsy

Church Planting Autopsy

Episode 670: Not all church plants survive and thrive. Ed Stetzer talks with Michael Crawford and...
Knowing When to Transition

Knowing When to Transition

Episode 664: Different church planters are wired differently. Sometimes an entrepreneurial planter needs to leave a...
When Sheep Bite

When Sheep Bite

Episode 663: Pastors today must deal with unwarranted criticism, sometimes from members of their own flock....
Organizing Your Week

Organizing Your Week

Episode 660: Pastors and church planters feel the pinch of not having enough time. Host Clint...
Naming Your New Church

Naming Your New Church

Episode 659: Choosing a church name is like picking an outfit you’re going to wear for...
The Forgotten Office: Deacons

The Forgotten Office: Deacons

Episode 656: With most churches now starting with multiple-pastor, multiple-elders models, a de-emphasis on the role...
The ‘Zero Year’

The ‘Zero Year’

Episode 655: The “Zero Year” is the time of preparation that leads up to the church...
Symptoms of Burnout

Symptoms of Burnout

Episode 652: What should a church planter do who’s at the soul level of tired? Host...
Friendship With Team Members

Friendship With Team Members

Episode 649: Some people think pastors shouldn’t be friends with members of the congregation. Others think...
Ministry Betrayal

Ministry Betrayal

Episode 647: At some point in church ministry, practically all pastors will experience betrayal or hurt...
Preaching to Small Crowds

Preaching to Small Crowds

Episode 645: Preaching to a small crowd offers both unique opportunities and particular challenges. Host Clint...
Church Planter Friendly Jobs

Church Planter Friendly Jobs

Episode 642: Next-generation missionaries and church planters are leveraging their careers for mission. Host Ed Stetzer...
Multiplying Church Leaders

Multiplying Church Leaders

Episode 640: Multiplying leaders in a church can pose a significant challenge, especially in an urban...
The Power of Moments

The Power of Moments

Episode 639: When people experience powerful moments at church, they leave remembering having encountered the Lord...
Systems for Multiplication

Systems for Multiplication

Episode 638: Systems for multiplying church leaders must have a healthy balance of the organic and ...
Starting a Residency

Starting a Residency

Episode 632: Church-based residencies are a growing trend in ministerial and church planter training. Co-hosts Ed...
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...
What is Church Planting?

What is Church Planting?

Episode 621: It’s hard to imagine a Christian today not knowing what church planting is all...