As a church planter, I am always on the lookout for sound advice and resources. It’s important to hear from practioners and not just theorists.
As I travel, I like to listen to podcasts. The 3 podcasts below are 3 of that may not get enough kudos but I can highly recommend. each month, we will feature resources that you will find helpful as a pastor, church planter or a member of a church planting team.
A Podcast by everyday church planters for everyday church planters. This podcast is for lead church planters, people on church planting teams, or for anyone who just loves church planting! If you are in the trenches taking the Gospel into the darkest places in North America, then this podcast is for you! Jared Huntley (Oshawa, Ontario) and Matt Hess (Pickering, Ontario) are average, everyday planters with the North American Mission Board who want to share what they are learning, with some fun stories along the way!
If you are a church planter, soon to be church planter, or leader of an established church, that is looking for more insight and direction on what God is doing through church planting to reach the lost, then this is the podcast for you! Every week, the creators behind Church Planter Magazine, Pete Mitchell and Peyton Jones, deliver a powerful, funny, raw and relevant hour on church planting issues, solutions, and stories. Subscribe to it now for the low-low price of FREE!
Here is a podcast for existing churches but contains nuggets of wisdom that can be applied to church planting.
200churches Podcast: Ministry Encouragement for Pastors of Small Churches By Jeff Keady and Jonny Craig:
Jeff and Jonny are pastors who want to encourage pastors of “smaller” churches. All most pastors see online are the churches that have grown into the thousands in just a few years, the ones that spread out around the city through multiple services and multiple campuses. The ministry leaders with the most influence are the mega church pastors with mega ministries, staffs, and dollars. Praise God for what He is doing in these large and influential churches! We benefit from their vision and influence. Jeff and Jonny know that there are hundreds of thousands, that have 200 or less in attendance. The work of these pastors and ministries can get lost in the shuffle, and they want to encourage, equip, support, inspire, and cheer on the pastors of 200churches – those churches with around 200 people, give or take a hundred or two!