Oct 292009

Our very first podcast guest is Ryan Couch, church planter and pastor.

How does a pastor plant a new church in a new town?

How do you decide where to go and how do you survive when when you get there?

We asked Ryan these and other questions and he gave us some great answers.

We’ll also talk about “Theology Pub”…meeting people for theological discussions over beer and wings.

This is our first attempt at podcasting and boy have I learned a lot…bear with me as I work out the bugs.

Thanks to Ryan for starting us off well.

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  1. Woohoo!!

  2. Ryan, I really like what you say about preparing your family. This wasn’t something that you just woke up and thought was a good idea…this was clearly something that God has called you to as a lifestyle and that incorporates your family. Knowing the vision God has called you to as a family. Blessings on your wife!

    Also, the idea that you are not the ultimate for a given church, in the sense of your leaving to plant a new work. I think that’s pretty great, to teach the congregation that you are not what holds that church together and being called to another work does not diminish the work God is doing in Prineville.

    Good stuff…Michael congrats on the first podcast. Well done!

  3. Okay…one more comment. Ryan, I think it is actually a good thing that you have someone pastoring who has severed a bit of your relationship from Prineville. (Can you tell I’m commenting while listening!). If you had your wish and someone was pastoring who you had raised up, you would still be connected to that work in an intregal way, and could be pulled back in to some of the leadership issues and just the heart to care for that church. Having someone come in who is not under your leadership and has severed that relationship as a pastor, not as a friend, gives you the freedom to place your affection, passion and focus on the new work.

    Just a thought.

  4. Now I’ll sit on my hands and let someone else comment 😉 How do I drink coffee while sitting on my hands?!

  5. Just so that Sarah’s comments won’t be so alone here… 🙂

    I’m looking forward to hearing more about the Missio Dei change. When I saw the announcement about it a few days back, it took me a bit by surprise.

  6. Also – it’s good to finally hear the voice of the elusive Michael Newnham. 😉

  7. How do I drink coffee while sitting on my hands?!

    With a straw.

  8. Great interview.

  9. Michael and Ryan,

    Good interview. I am praying for the new church plant Ryan and trusting that God will work out all of the details to bring this together according to His will. You have a tremendous amount of energy and God is using you mightily. Keep up the good work!

  10. Ryan,

    Very good words regarding the family participation involved with the move and new church plant.

  11. Good to hear from Ryan and Michael both (that sounds like some obscure Office reference), and to get a glimpse into the world of a church planter. Ryan, looking forward to catching up with you in a couple of weeks!

  12. Hey guys…thanks for the kind words! I appreciate each one of you greatly.

  13. I have to say, I’m very excited to see and hear about Ryan’s new work. I almost wish I was in the Fort Collins area on the 1st Wednesday of the Month. Theology Pub sound exciting. I wish I could implement it here at my own church, but I think it would cause too much controversy.

  14. Couch Potato, I am absolutely proud of you dude. It is a bummer that you got to Colorado right about the time I left for VA, but I am excited to see what God does through the fam there!

  15. Rubes…thanks for the love my man. When you come back to visit family we must connect.

  16. Ryan I enjoyed the interview and I am excited about the mission here in Fort Collins! Can’t wait to see what the Lord has next and want to help make Jesus famous 🙂

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