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StartUp Response: Church Planting 3 and 4

11/6/2018
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Catherine, Rasheen and I respond to episodes 3 and 4 of Gimlet Media's StartUp Church Planting series. We reference our conversation with AJ Smith, pastor of Restoration Church in Phillie. Check out part 1 and part 2 of that conversation. I reference Duke University's The National Congregations Study during our conversation. If you're interested in a different evangelical perspective on LGBTQ inclusion, I recommend Colby Martin's Unclobber and check out my written interview with...

Duration:01:07:01

StartUp Response: Church Planting 2 w/ AJ Smith (part two)

10/30/2018
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This is the second part of the conversation Catherine, Rasheen and I had with AJ Smith, pastor of Restoration Church in Phillie and featured church planter on Gimlet Media's StartUp Church Planting series. Music created by Adam Powell of Best Friends Creative. Subscribe to A New Thing everywhere. Sign up for the newsletter.

Duration:01:03:36

StartUp Response: Church Planting 2 w/ AJ Smith

10/23/2018
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This week, Catherine Manhardt, Rasheen Carbin and I speak with Pastor AJ Smith, pastor of Restoration Church in Philadelphia, PA. If you've listened to Gimlet Media's StartUp Church Planting series, you are familiar with AJ. Music created by Adam Powell of Best Friends Creative. You can subscribe to A New Thing everywhere. Sign up for the newsletter.

Duration:00:38:54

StartUp Response: Church Planting 1 w/ Watson Jones III

9/18/2018
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This week, Catherine Manhardt, Rasheen Carbin and I speak with Pastor Watson Jones III, pastor of Compassion Baptist Church in Chicago, IL. If you've listened to Gimlet Media's StartUp Church Planting series, you know that we meet Pastor Watson in the first episode of the series. In this episode ... We talk about The Orchard Group. Pastor Watson mentions Dr. Eric Mason of Epiphany Fellowship. Thom Rainer on revitalization. Music created by Adam Powell of Best Friends...

Duration:02:05:00

StartUp Response: Introduction

9/11/2018
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This week begins our response to Gimlet Media's StartUp Church Planting series. You get to meet Catherine Manhardt and Rasheen Carbin as we discuss the introduction to the series. In this episode ... I mention Dr. Jeffrey C. Farmer's 2007 dissertation, Church Planting Sponsorship. Mike Michie spoke to this same issue in episode 14. Here's the episode on This American Life that I mentioned. Rasheen mentions The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. Music created by Adam Powell of Best Friends...

Duration:00:23:41

Ep. 23 Hunter Ruffin

9/4/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Hunter Ruffin about unexpected calls and unexpected endings. Hunter can be found on Twitter and Instagram. This week, I announced that we are starting a new series in response to Gimlet Media's Startup Church Planting series. Go subscribe and listen to Gimlet's series so that you're ready for next week! Music created by Adam Powell of Best Friends Creative. Subscribe to the podcast: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play and Podcasts | Breaker | iHeartRadio...

Duration:00:12:20

Ep. 22 Chantal Morales McKinney

7/3/2018
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My conversation with Chantal Morales McKinney, Episcopal priest and church planter. Chantal is leading the new faith community, Christ's Beloved Community or Comunidad Amada de Cristo. You can also find the community on Facebook. You can read a Lenten reflection by Chantal here. Chantal mentiones "asset-based community development" in our conversation. To learn more about this method, I recommend Building Communities from the Inside Out by John McKnight and John Kretzman and The...

Duration:00:20:23

Ep. 21 Luke Edwards

6/19/2018
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Luke Edwards is the founding pastor of King Street Church in Boone, North Carolina. You can find King Street Church on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. During our conversation, Luke used the terms "When Helping Hurts" and "Toxic Charity" which are both book titles worth looking into. Luke also mentioned "organic church models." There is a book of the same name that describes these. Another model we discussed was "fresh expressions." You can visit the UK site for more information or...

Duration:00:29:08

Ep. 20 Jason Coker

6/15/2018
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Jason Coker is the Senior Pastor at First Christian Church of Oceanside, CA and a member of the Human Development faculty at California State University San Marcos. He's also a former church planter. Jason and I talk about his 8-week course on fundraising for church leaders and fundraising in general. Time is running out to register for his class, so sign up today! Jason contributed to the book Viral Hope: Good News from the Urbs to the Burbs (and Everything in Between). Music created...

Duration:00:25:15

Ep. 19 Hannah Terry

5/30/2018
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My conversation with Hannah Terry, associate pastor at Westbury United Methodist Church and executive director of FAM Houston. FAM Houston can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Theologian Elaine Heath was mentioned in our conversation. Check out Heath's books Missional. Monastic. Mainline. and The Mystic Way of Evangelism. Heath is Dean of the Divinity School and Professor of Missional and Pastoral Theology at Duke Divinity School. She is also the co-founder of the Missional...

Duration:00:20:08

Ep. 18 David Finnegan-Hosey

5/22/2018
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My conversation with author David Finnegan-Hosey about church planting and mental health. David's new book Christ on the Psych Ward is available everywhere. A few things mentioned in this week's episode: Emerging Worship by Dan Kimball Christ on the Psych Ward by David Finnegan-Hosey Episode 7 with Jim Henderson Blessed Are The Crazy by Sarah Griffith Lund Wild Goose Festival Mental Health First Aid Bishop Curry's royal wedding sermon My schedule at General Convention this...

Duration:01:03:03

Ep. 17 Kevin Makins

3/20/2018
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My conversation with Kevin Makins, a YouTuber and church planter in Hamilton, Ontario. Kevin and I have a wide ranging conversation (read long) about Hamilton, church planting, YouTube and more. A few things mentioned in this week's episode: Eucharist Church (Donate here to support their new building campaign Tim Horton's (for those Americans who don't know what that is) Kevin Makin's Holy Shift Rob Bell's Holy Shift Rob's Everything is Spiritual Rob's The God's Aren't Angry Pete...

Duration:01:01:06

Bonus: Talk at Discovery Retreat

3/1/2018
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This week you get another bonus episode! This is from a talk I gave at a retreat for those discerning Christian vocations. Let me know how you like these bonus episodes. Reach out and let me know. Music created by Adam Powell of Best Friends Creative. Subscribe to the podcast: Apple Podcasts | Anchor.fm | Android | Google Play | Breaker | iHeartRadio | Overcast | RadioPublic | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | TuneIn | YouTube | RSS Like A New Thing Facebook page. Sign up for my...

Duration:00:12:58

Ep. 16 Vicki Flippin

2/25/2018
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My conversation with Vicki Flippin, a United Methodist pastor and church planter. The community she's starting in New York City is called–get this, A New Thing. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram. A few things mentioned in this week's episode: The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X Methodist Federation for Social Action Urban Village Church The Church of the Village A New Thing ep. 2 and ep. 6 with Dan So St. Paul & St. Andrew's Church A New Thing ep. 12 with Dr. Steven...

Duration:00:22:57

Bonus: Conversation with Diocese of Iowa

2/7/2018
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I'm trying an experiment this week. This is bonus episode is from a talk I gave for the Diocese of Iowa. I'd love to know if you like this or not. Reach out and let me know. A few things mentioned in this bonus episode: The Episcopal Diocese of Iowa Ep. 12 with Steven Tomlinson Surprise the World by Michael Frost A Spirituality of the Road by David Bosch The Story of Christianity vol. 1 by Justo Gonzalez Dallas Willard's The Great Omission is a great place to start with the concept...

Duration:00:20:23

Ep. 15 Samira Izadi Page

2/6/2018
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My conversation with the Rev. Samira Izadi Page, the founder and Executive Director of Gateway of Grace in Dallas, TX. Find out more about Gateway and how to support their work with refugees on their website and Facebook. Read an interview with Samira at Episcopal News Service. Also mentioned in this episode: The Song of Bernadette Two Priests in a Pod Music created by Adam Powell of Best Friends Creative. Subscribe to the podcast: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | iHeartRadio | Spotify...

Duration:00:38:07

Ep. 14 Mike Michie

1/25/2018
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My conversation with Mike Michie, the Officer for Church Planting Infrastructure for the Episcopal Church. Mike is on Facebook and Twitter. More on Mike's work can be found here. More on the Genesis Gathering can be found here. My interview with Katie Nakamura Rengers. Music created by Adam Powell of Best Friends Creative. Subscribe to the podcast: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | TuneIn | YouTube | RSS Sign up for my newsletter.

Duration:01:20:01

Ep. 13 Claudio Oliver

1/16/2018
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My conversation with Claudio Oliver, founding member of Casa da Videira in Curitiba, Brazil. You can follow him on Twitter, view his videos on The Work of the People, and please read his article, "The Unplanned Church" at Plough. Music created by Adam Powell of Best Friends Creative. Next week: the Rev. Mike Michie Subscribe to the podcast: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | iHeartRadio | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | TuneIn | YouTube | RSS Sign up for my newsletter.

Duration:00:34:30

Ep. 12 Steven Tomlinson

1/9/2018
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My conversation with Dr. Steven Tomlinson. Dr. Tomlinson has coached both tech entrepreneurs and church planters. He teaches at Acton and Seminary of the Southwest. You can follow him on Twitter. View his TEDx Talks on YouTube. Here are the books and other links mentioned during our conversation: The Lean Startup by Eric Ries Disarming Beauty by Julián Carron Dr. Tomlinson mentions the personal practice popularized by Julia Cameron in her book, The Artist's Way. Jacob Breeze on...

Duration:00:16:39

Ep. 11 Lisa Puccio

11/21/2017
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My conversation with Lisa Puccio. Lisa is the Coordinator for Special Needs and Family Faith Formation at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Houston. As part of her role at St. Andrew's, she leads Rhythms of Grace, a service for special needs families. Music created by Adam Powell of Best Friends Creative. Subscribe to the podcast: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | iHeartRadio | Stitcher | SoundCloud | TuneIn | RSS

Duration:00:14:23