Episode 425: Transitioning from Traditional to Missional

In Episode 424 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss the challenges in transitioning a church from traditional to missional for a serial church planter.

“I am a serial church planter working to transition a traditional church toward a missional mindset. How do you stay patient in this situation?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Tools to help with the transition
  • Advice for a serial church planter to help them stick

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “As we looked at all the different ways to transition Beulah from a traditional church to a missional mindset, the BLESS acronym was one of the best tools we had to do that.” – @danielsangi
  • “You need a church revitalization strategy.” – @edstetzer
  • “You could just teach and preach about John 20:21, but you’ve got systems that are probably broken and relationships that are probably not thriving.” – @edstetzer
  • “If you are wanting to transition a church to a missional mindset, this is not a one year gig.” – @danielsangi
  • “Think in terms of what does it look like to be a pastor long-term and to be effective and fruitful in that ministry.” – @edstetzer
  • “Here you are fixing and retooling broken systems with people already in the systems.” – @edstetzer
  • “It’s harder to do church revitalization than church planting, largely because it’s easier to birth a baby than it is to raise the dead.” – @edstetzer

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This Episode’s Sponsor: You’ve probably heard about the movie OVERCOMER. But you may not know there are a few books and Bible studies inspired by the film. One is called Defined by Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick, which is a book and Bible study based on insights from the Book of Ephesians. You can find these books and Bible studies at Lifeway.com/Overcomer.

Published September 26, 2019

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