Episode 480: COVID-19 and the Future of Church Planting and Multisite (with Josh Gagnon)

In Episode 480 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Josh Gagnon, lead pastor of Next Level Church, discuss what the future of multisite and church planting will look like post COVID-19.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How we can use this time to prepare for meeting culture after the coronavirus
  • Why churches need to communicate with parents about the importance of discipling at home

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “I think a lot of churches right now are being forced to live outside the four walls of the building.” – @joshgagnon
  • “I do think that if you think wisely through this season you can prepare yourself to be more effective on the other side of the coronavirus.” – @joshgagnon
  • “In a world that was moving in a way of technology anyway, this is forcing churches to answer the question, ‘How are we going to reach people in a technology culture?'” – @joshgagnon
  • “I wonder if this was God’s way to try to perform radical surgery to take consumerism out of western Christianity.” – @danielsangi
  • “The church has now been forced to rely on its strength outside of that one day a week we come together.” – @joshgagnon
  • “Most people though that church online was a backup plan to not being able to go. What if it becomes the plan to going?” – @joshgagnon
  • “Families can and will step up to this and be stronger if church leaders give them the tools and overcommunicate the importance of families having that direction.” – @joshgagnon
  • “Maybe right now, church plants all over should be launching online locations, even if they prepare to launch a physical location at some point.” – @joshgagnon

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Published April 6, 2020

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