Episode 399: How Can We Emphasize Discipleship During the Pre-Launch Phase?

In Episode 399 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss how to emphasize discipleship during the pre-launch phase of a church plant.

“We are planting in Albuquerque, New Mexico and we are in pre-launch phase. Launch date is Easter 2020. While we like the launch method, we have become concerned with the lack of emphasis the method places on discipleship during the launch team recruiting and launching phase. What are the best ways we can emphasize discipleship in the midst of the launch, emphasis on large group gathering?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Ways to create discipleship opportunities
  • How to keep your launch team engaged during the pre-launch phase

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Using a launch methodology you are not going to have a Sunday morning service.” – @edstetzer
  • “Still have small group gatherings on Sunday mornings as well.” – @edstetzer
  • “During the launch phase, it is a lot of activity around gathering momentum.” – @danielsangi
  • “I wonder if the recruiting and launch team can actually be one of the best opportunities for discipleship?” – @danielsangi
  • “You could have that midweek small group and then on Sunday night you could gather in a larger group setting to teach the Word and have a deeper disciple-making experience.” – @edstetzer
  • “I think you can have discipleship opportunities during the pre-launch phase.” – @edstetzer

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Published June 27, 2019

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