Episode 307: Planting from the Diaspora

How does living in the Diaspora affect the way that you plant churches? 

In Episode 307 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss church planting after living in the Diaspora. Here’s today’s question:

I have no formal theological mission training. I live in the Diaspora and I have an impression to plant a church in a rural setting back in my home country. What do I do next?

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Some of the opportunities and challenges of returning home to plant a church from the Diaspora. 
  • Helpful tips on how to prepare for church planting in a culture you may not be as familiar with. 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Diaspora people are people on the move.”–
  • “People in the Diaspora are not the same as people back home.”–
  • “The year that someone who is part of a Diaspora leaves is the year that their notion of what home is, what their culture is, gets engrained in cement.”–@danielsangi
  • “When you leave your home country and you are not the majority anymore, but instead, the minority, you actually begin holding onto your cultural identity strongly.”–@danielsangi
  • “Immigrant churches typically reflect the year that the Senior Pastor left the home country.”–@danielsangi

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