Episode 264: Contextualizing in an Urban Setting

Contextualization begins with understanding the culture you’re in, and desperately wanting to reach it with the gospel. 

In Episode 264 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss practical ways to contextualize in the area you are planting. Here’s Pavel with today’s question: 

How and where should church planters contextualize as they enter into an urban setting? What would be the role of contextualization as you share the gospel in this context? 

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The importance of exegeting the culture you’re trying to reach
  • Major contextual errors to be aware of and avoid

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Whether you are planting or launching a campus, you need to spend time contextually in that setting so you understand the culture and adjust accordingly.”–@ToddAdkins
  • “When you come into a community with a posture of learning and humility, that will open doors for future conversations.”@danielsangi
  • “Over contextualizing takes place when a church affirms so much of the culture around them that they compromise the message, thus losing the distinctive edge of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”–@EricGeiger
  • “Undercontextualized churches affirm so little of their surrounding culture’s practices that they fail to create meaningful opportunities and pathways to reach the lost.”–@EricGeiger

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