Episode 385: How Can Couples Prepare for Church Planting?

In Episode 385 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss how church planting couples can set their marriage up for success. Here is today’s question:

“My wife and I will be moving to plant a church. We’ve been preparing in many ways including praying together, reading books about church planting and being a church planter’s wife, and we will be receiving coaching, but I’d like to do more, especially in this spiritual preparation end of things. Is there a Bible study or other resources that are designed specifically for church planting couples to go through together?” 

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Suggestions for strengthening your marriage
  • Trends in marriage around church planting

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Transparently, church plants have been hard on my marriage.” – @edstetzer
  • “In all cases, there is just a new stress level and your spiritual preparation beforehand will carry you through some of the challenges during.” – @edstetzer
  • “I don’t think you can bank up time and work through your savings during the church plant.” – @danielsangi
  • “What do those weekly rhythms look like as a couple?” – @danielsangi
  • “What are ways you are building into and cultivating your marriage on a regular basis?” – @danielsangi
  • “How can you create the habits now that are going to sustain you later on when you aren’t going to want to do it?” – @danielsangi
  • “We’ve got to care more for the planter and his family that we have thus far.” – @edstetzer

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Published May 9, 2019

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