Episode 341: Residencies and Church Planting

In Episode 341 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed answer the question about the benefits of doing a residency before church planting. Here is today’s question: 

“Should you do a residency at a different church before you plant? And if so, should it be in the city that you want to plant in? ” 

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • The benefits of doing a residency
  • Different ways of doing a residency 
  • Ideas about doing a residency without moving

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Do a residency at a good church.” – @edstetzer
  • “If you can do a residency in your city — with the similar context you want to church plant — then that is ideal. But, that is usually not the case.” – @edstetzer
  • “You don’t have to move to be part of a church planting residency program. What you do need is a church that you can serve in, learn, and be a part of.” – @danielsangi
  • “The harvest is plentiful and the workers are few. Don’t hide yourself in a church with a multitude of volunteers. Go somewhere that you can serve well in.” – @danielsangi

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