Episode 476: When Coronavirus Interrupts Your Plans (with Josh Gagnon)

In Episode 476 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Josh Gagnon, lead pastor of Next Level Church, discuss dealing with disappointment when your dreams are crushed by extreme situations.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • What to do next for a planter that recently opened their church
  • Why it’s important to think about right now, not far in the future

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “There are times like this when we are reminded that the dream in our heart doesn’t come put together, it comes like the inside of a LEGO box full of 4000 pieces.” – @joshgagnon
  • “Great leaders that have been called to plant churches have to slow down their pace and recognize what they see as pointless, God can use as purposeful.” – @joshgagnon
  • “Instead of chasing the rabbit trails of the unknown weeks out, I would encourage everyone to do is say, ‘What are we going to do for the next two weeks?'” – @joshgagnon
  • “When the community around us is broken, this is when we are the light of the world.” – @joshgagnon
  • “If we get focused too far out, we start to collapse under the anxiety of the unknown.” – @joshgagnon
  • “We need to make sure we lead in confidence and not in question.” – @joshgagnon
  • “In a time where it seems like every single day something new happens, having a posture of adaptability and the ability to adjust is going to be a key competency moving forward.” – @danielsangi
  • “It’s very easy in these seasons for the discouragement to cause us to become lazy and broken-hearted.” – @joshgagnon

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Published March 23, 2020

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