Episode 493: Hopes for Church Planting

In Episode 493 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss their hopes for the future of church planting.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How the missional church movement is being influenced by COVID-19
  • Why waiting on the Lord is important during this time

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “I think more churches are being planted right now than we know or expected.” – @edstetzer
  • “The playbook you had before COVID-19 doesn’t match the playbook you have today.” – @edstetzer
  • “The aspirations of the missional church movement in the last ten years may be suddenly actualized in two months.” – @edstetzer
  • “For ten years we’ve been having this long conversation about being on mission, and God is mobilizing His church on mission.” – @edstetzer
  • “I wonder how many large launch church plants we are going to have in the short-term.” – @danielsangi
  • “You could end up on the first page of the newspaper for having a large launch, and that could really harm your reputation.” – @edstetzer
  • “If you want to win at gospel work, you need to use all the men and women God has given us.” – @edstetzer

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Published May 21, 2020

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