Episode 353: Church Planting in Closed Nations

In Episode 353 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss church planting in closed nations. Here is today’s question:

“What additional systems do church planters in closed nations require since they would need extra security and safety measures due to the nature of church that people in open nations don’t require? Also, please refer to resources that focus on nuts and bolts of church planting in closed nation.”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How to continue leading people at a higher level while sustaining friendships
  • Healthy ways to multiply 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Many people who want to church plant in closed countries will generally go in with a platform, like a business or teaching English as a second language.” – @edstetzer
  • “You don’t want the foreigner to be the main pastor. You want an indigenous person to be in that main role.” – @edstetzer 
  • “In the case of an American going into a closed country, go through a reputable mission agency and be in secunded partnership to an indigenous mission agency if one exists.” – @edstetzer 
  • “Think about what hirable skills you have to be able to start or be hired by a business in a closed country.” – @danielsangi

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Published January 17, 2019

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