Episode 33: Relocating for Church Planting and Ministry

Is relocation necessary for church planting? Why do so many people do it?

In Episode 33 of the New Churches Q&A Podcast, we talk about why relocation is so often a part of the church planting journey. Here is Rob Clark’s question,

Why do so many people leave and go to another place to start a church? Is there an actual benefit to leave the city you’re in to go to another context?

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Why so many church planters relocate when planting a church
  • The role that your call plays into the decision making process
  • The different factors that you need to consider when moving

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurchesQA):

  • “Sadly, many church planters are told not to plant locally.”
  • “Many church planters get a sense of call that involves relocation.”
  • “There’s an entrepreneurial adventure to moving far away and planting a church.”
  • “Let’s always ask and pray about going to a place where there’s more lost and more need.”
  • “Pray about planting in a location where there is no one currently planting.”

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