Episode 126: The Pastor and Church Planting

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Tony Merida and Steve Timmis join me in a discussion on the pastor and church planting. Tony is the pastor for preaching and vision at Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, N.C. He is also the content director for Acts 29. And Steve is a pastor at The Crowded House in Sheffield, England. He is also the Executive Director of Acts 29.

Guest(s): Tony Merida and Steve Timmis


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:                       

  • A brief discussion on Tony’s ministry at Imago Dei Church and Acts 29 and Steve’s ministry at The Crowded House and Acts 29
  • The current need for church planting
  • The pragmatic and theological arguments for church planting
  • How one can determine if they should plant a church
  • Considerations to keep in mind before planting a church
  • How churches can partner with church plants
  • What Tony and Steve wish they knew before they planted their first church
  • Advice for struggling church planters


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