Welcome to our first installment of the Grass Roots Healthy Church Podcast. It's our first one, so be forgiving on quality and content. There are a couple of reasons for doing this Podcast. One is that I just wanted to be able to have some good conversations with some sharp people who understand God's kingdom and how it grows. Another reason is that these kind of conversations help us focus on what is important in the Kingdom. It's easy to get distracted, easy to get discouraged, easy to become defensive and protectionist rather than expanding. And the final reason, and the way I hope to end each podcast, is to gain a few ideas about what a pastor should be doing to keep a church moving strongly into the Kingdom of God.
Fran Leeman, pastor of the Lifespring Community Church in Plainfield, IL, a growing suburb of Chicago.
Lance Finley, Director of Youth and Family Ministries for the Churches of God General Conference, a denomination based in Findlay, OH
Bill Sloat, pastor of Faith Community Church, in Denver, PA, a small town in Lancaster country, PA, who also has a doctorate in church history, specifically revivalist history of the 1700’s and 1800's.
And I'm Brian Miller, pastor of The Crossover Church in Mattoon, IL, a town of about 20,000 in East Central Illinois. (I was around last week)
Lance, Bill and I are going to be in Findlay, OH on July 23rd to 26th at IMPACT, and Bill and I will be talking about the kinds of things we’re talking about here. So come and join us there.
Issue for Discussion: What is the model of the church?
Download: Podcast Episode 1 - What is the Model of the Church?
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Reggie McNeal - The Present Future - Video of McNeal