Episode 287: Rural Church Planting

What does it look like to plant in a smaller community? 

In Episode 287 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss how to plant successfully in rural areas. Here’s Jeremy with today’s questions:

I am the lead pastor of a sending church in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, CA. The Yukon is about the size of California but only has 40,000 residents, 30,000 of which are living in the city of Whitehorse. Considering that population ratio, what guidance can you give us to plant successfully and frequently? 

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How to large launch in a smaller community. 
  • Why thinking strategically and missiologically is key.

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “When you’re in a rural ocean, the island you’re on still has rural characteristics.”–@edstetzer
  • “The key to rural church planting is empowering local leaders.”–@edstetzer
  • “If you want to plant successfully and frequently, you need to equip and develop leaders.”–@danielsangi

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