Episode 503: How Church Planting Has Changed

In Episode 501 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss how their beliefs about church planting have changed.

“What is something that you used to believe about church planting, but have now changed your mind about?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How culturally things have changed how we do church planting
  • What the foundational basics of church planting still are

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “I used to believe that it was controversial to not put your denominational affiliation in your name, and that’s not true anymore.” – @edstetzer
  • “What’s different now? What’s still true? How do we take the unchanging gospel into that changing cultural context?” – @edstetzer
  • “I used to think that teams would be the best way to plant churches, but my experience has been that churches that send out multiple team members don’t get enough passion for evangelism and they end up forming their own community rather than reaching the community.” – @edstetzer
  • “I used to think that you are not effective as a church plant, and you are not effective for the Kingdom, and you aren’t stewarding well your gifts if you are not big, but honestly when we think of all the lanes that are required to reach all the people, bigger is not always better.” – @danielsangi
  • “I do think we are seeing a more helpful, realistic understanding of a way to engage our communities well.” – @edstetzer
  • “The celebrity culture has been detrimental upon church planting, ministry, and Christians in general.” – @danielsangi
  • “The idea of the large launch has shrunk in use in part because there aren’t so many people spiritually on the edge waiting to get a mailer.” – @edstetzer

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Published June 25, 2020

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