Josh Gagnon joins the podcast to talk about his life, family, ministry, and book titledIt's Not Over - Leaving Behind Disappointment and Learning To Dream Again. Jeff was listening to another podcast featuring Josh, and halfway through the episode he got up, opened his laptop, and ordered the book immediately. The message is one of deep hope and encouragement for discouraged pastors who may have lost their dream and their hope.
It's Not Over will release on February 25, 2020, and in it Josh urges his readers to grab onto that dream that God placed in their heart and learn how to dream it again - just like you did a few years ago, before the resistance moved in, disappointment came, and failure smelled awful close!
This is a very encouraging and practical episode! Check out Josh's church at https://www.nextlevel.church.
You'll love our conversation with Pastor Ian Borkent, from C3 Rivers Church in The Netherlands! Ian and his wife have been pastoring the church for over 13 years and have experience growth from 60 singles to a multisite church of 450 people (with families!) :-)
Ian has been receiving coaching from John Finkelde from Grow A Healthy Church in Perth, Australia. John's coaching and consulting has contributed to the growth of the leaders and the growth of the church. So good!
Ian shares very practical advice he received from John and how it impacted his life and ministry. Ian will become a partner with John soon as a Growth A Healthy Church consultant for Europe.
This episode is our gift to you! Enjoy!
Chris serves Fresh Expressions as Director of Strategic Initiatives, where he works across the organization to help get new projects off the ground and into the world. He also serves with other non-profits, such as Missio Alliance, and businesses to help them tell their story online. He helped plant Austin Mustard Seed, where he served for five years as Community Developer. A graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary's M.A. in Global Leadership, Chris and his wife Laura live in Austin, Texas.
Chris, from www.FreshExpressionsUS.org joins the guys today and gives a ton of practical ideas for how your church can create fresh expressions in your community of what the Body of Christ looks like, and how it can make a Kingdom Impact for Jesus.
Here is a link to the Free E-book, How To Start A New Kind Of Church.
Here is some information on the Fresh Expressions National Gathering:
The Present Future: Cultivating a Church for Tomorrow Today, April 1-3, Reston, VA
This is a moment of hopeful opportunity for the Church in America.
Perhaps you feel the pain of a dwindling congregation or denomination.
Perhaps this makes you concerned for the future.
But we have evidence that God is at work future-fitting the church.
We see the unfolding of Present Future Church that is breathing life and hope into existing congregations and the neighborhoods and networks around them.
This gathering will reconnect you with hope for the Church
Garry Poole from OneLife Advisors joins the guys on this episode! Garry has spent his ministry years in outreach ministry, notably as the Director of Evangelism at Willow Creek for 15 years.
Garry worked with Mark Mittelberg and Lee Strobel on projects like Becoming A Contagious Christ, and also co-authored projects with Chuck Colson and Bill Hybels.
Check out the 3D1 and One Life principles that Garry lays out in this episode. These are things you can easily implement into your church ministry. Share this episode with your leaders and ask for their help in making your church an outreach oriented church.
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