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Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Do creative church planting funding models appeal to you and come to mind over and again? Perhaps the Spirit is speaking to you! Join pastor and entrepreneur Zach Szmara to hear about the Bridge Community Church and Community Coffee Shop in Logansport, Indiana.

Paul described the church as a community in Christ that was neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, nor even male and female. In Christ, dividing walls were broken down. Instead, churches are often broken along racial lines. Listen in as we discuss how churches are working in this difficult arena of ministry.

How can you be strategic and intentional about evangelism? Join Dr. Charles Arn as he discusses missiological insights for evangelism...and how it is deeply connected with ministry in people's lives.

The Kingdom of God is ethnically and culturally diverse, but our churches often still look mono-cultural. How can your church start to look like the community around you? How can you facilitate multiple cultures, generations, and languages in your church?

Join Dr. Patrick Eby, Assistant Professor of Church History at Wesley Seminary as he shares part of his story of race and reconciliation in the church and some practical insights for church planters.

Listen as Branden and Jenn Petersen, church planters in Manhattan, share how they became fully funded in just a few months and what lessons they learned along the way.

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Or is it? Join us as we continue our conversation with Dr. Nate Crawford, Director of Here/Hear, an organization supporting people living with mental illness—to hear about potential ideas, resources, and encouragement in this Advent/Christmas season.

Join Branden and Jenn Petersen as they share about moving to Manhattan and becoming observers, listeners, and learners in the midst of planting a church.

Do you have everything it takes to lead? Society urges us to answer yes much of the time. Brent Ingersoll found wisdom in another approach. Listen in as Pastor Brent, Senior Pastor of Kings Church in Atlantic Canada, shares about leadership that is marked by learning, humility, and Christ-centeredness.

The Church Planter Collective has been talking about Advent. I still don't really get what Advent is or is about. Dr. Brannon Hancock, Professor of Practical Theology and Worship at Wesley Seminary joins us to help answer some questions. What is Advent (arrival)...What is it about (preparation)...How can it be practiced...all come up in today's final podcast about Advent and Worship in the Church Plant.

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Or is it? Seasonal affective disorder, harsh memories, loss of loved ones, dissatisfaction with life can impact people in our churches. And church planters are not immune! Perhaps in a new community, overwhelmed with planning, and being a constant support can weigh us down. Join Dr. Nate Crawford, Director of Here/Hear, an organization supporting people living with mental illness--to hear about potential ideas, resources, and encouragement in this Advent/Christmas season.

Advent and Christmas provide great opportunities for outreach and gratitude. But how do we balance excellence with shrinking bandwidth? How do we communicate family in larger groups? Listen in as Aaron Saenz shares part of his journey and the efforts of the church he leads this season.

Advent and Christmas provide great opportunities for outreach and gratitude. But how do we balance excellence with shrinking bandwidth? How do we communicate family in larger groups? Listen in as Aaron Saenz shares part of his journey and the efforts of the church he leads this season.

Join writing professor Christin Taylor and church planter and writer Jenn Swift to hear about writing, Christmas, and storytelling.