Church Planting Conversations Podcast

Dr. Winfield Bevins and the CCM team invites you into exclusive interviews with church leaders, scholars, and professors about the new trends impacting church planting in North America and beyond.

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Season 3 Episode 1: The New Asbury Center for Church Multiplication

On this episode Carson Daniel interviews Dr. Winfield Bevins about the new Asbury Center for Church Multiplication (CCM). Winfield shares the vision for the new CCM and walks listeners through each major component of the CCM; Connect, Train, Mobilize, and Resource. Also on this episode, new information is released about upcoming projects in the new Center. Don’t miss this first look at the new Center for Church Multiplication, listen now!

The Asbury Center for Church Multiplication (CCM) was born out of Asbury Theological Seminary’s heart to serve and equip church leaders in an increasingly multicultural, secular, and global context. Our mission as the CCM is to connect, train, mobilize, and resource God’s people to multiply and ReMission disciple-making churches in every context.

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New Hope In Hard Places Book

Season 2 Episode 10: Creative, Charismatic, and Institutional? Season Finale with Rich Robinson

Join us for the season 2 finale of the Church Planting Conversations Podcast. Winfield is joined by Rich Robinson (CREO and Movement Leaders Collective) as they discuss the new pioneering season we are in as a church. How can the church hang on to its roots while being an innovative movement of today?

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Rich Robinson – As a spiritual entrepreneur and movement catalyst, Rich founded and has pioneered CATALYSE CHANGE which provides leadership training for church leaders, network leaders and Christian entrepreneurs across the church and non-profit space through the following global initiatives: CREO, Movement Leaders Collective, 5Q, 100 Movements Publishing, CATALYST. These initiatives were created to equip and enable leaders in releasing potential to activate movemental dynamics and disruptIive innovation in their context with the aim of catalysing spiritual, strategic and social change. Over the past 20 years, Rich has led pioneering work in missional disciple-making, innovation and entrepreneurship, and organizational change across the globe. He has founded and currently leads both MLC (Movement Leaders Collective-working with church, movement and network leaders) and CREO (working with Christian entrepreneurs). Rich lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is married to Anna, who is a writer and editor. They have three children: Josiah, Esther and Samuel. As a family, that follows Jesus, they are passionate about living intentionally and with integrity

www.themxplatform.com – is where people can find out more on mDNA

www.movementleaderscollective.com & www.creoventures.co – is where people can find out more on what I lead

Find Rich @richjcrobbo on Twitter

Season 2 Episode 9: Culture Making with Drew Steadman

Winfield is joined by Drew Steadman for an informative discussion around exciting movements in discipleship, and the new vibrance present in the church all over the world. We are in a new day! Do not fear! The Lord is at work!

Drew Steadman serves as the U.S. Director for the Antioch Movement, a network of more than forty churches across the United States. He is the author of two books exploring discipleship and culture and co-hosts the Ideology podcast. Drew and his wife, Bethany, and their four children, are glad to call Waco, Texas home.

Drew’s Books

Ideology Podcast

Winfield’s Book Marks of a Movement

Season 2 Episode 8: Hispanic Church Multiplication with Obe Arellano

On this episode Winfield interviews Obe Arellano of Exponential Español about the exciting ways God is moving in the Hispanic-Latino communities in North America. Listen and enjoy! 

Obe Arellano is the co-founder and Executive Director of Exponential Español, a growing community of leaders committed to accelerating multiplication of healthy, reproducing, hispanic churches. Exponential Español equips movement makers with actionable principles, ideas, and solutions by providing multiplication resources for pastors, churches, and denominations. Obe is also the Latin America director for NewThing Network, a church planting ministry that exists to catalyze movements of reproducing churches. Obe provides coaching to pastors helping churches have healthy leadership and see multiplication as a measure of success. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in pastoral theology, he began planting churches at age 22 in the United States and Latin America. Obe is passionate about catalyzing movements of multiplying churches in the Spanish-speaking world. He has been married for 15 years to Jacqueline.
Find our more about Exponential Español: https://multiplicacion.org/

Season 2 Episode 7: New Churches New World with Bishop John Mark Richardson Pt.2

Dr. Winfield Bevins is joined by the influential Bishop John Mark Richardson for as they continue a conversation around the cultural shifts, embracing change, and passing the torch to the next generation. This is part 2 of 2.

Bishop Richardson is currently an Ecclesiastical Jurisdictional Bishop in the Church of God in Christ (COGIC). He was consecrated by Presiding Bishop-Emeritus Charles Edward Blake, Sr., and the COGIC General Board, November 2016. Bishop Richardson provides spiritual and organizational management to over 60 pastors and congregations in California, Arizona, and Oregon, and over 100 churches in the International Community: Republic of Kenya, East Africa; Belize, Central America; Republic of Benin, West Africa; and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa. He has planted, directly and indirectly, over 40 churches throughout the United States and International Communities and continues to work with, train, and support church planters. Bishop Richardson is also the COGIC Regional Bishop for the Western States, covering California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Idaho.

Fellowship 2022-2023: https://asburychurchplanting.com/fellowships/

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Season 2 Episode 6: New Churches New World with Bishop John Mark Richardson Pt.1

Dr. Winfield Bevins is joined by the influential Bishop John Mark Richardson for a powerful testimony of church planting during the pandemic, women in leadership, and the future of the church in America. This is part 1 of 2.

Bishop Richardson is currently an Ecclesiastical Jurisdictional Bishop in the Church of God in Christ (COGIC). He was consecrated by Presiding Bishop-Emeritus  Charles Edward Blake, Sr., and the COGIC General Board, November 2016.  Bishop Richardson provides spiritual and organizational management to over 60 pastors and congregations in California, Arizona, and Oregon, and over 100  churches in the International Community: Republic of Kenya, East Africa; Belize,  Central America; Republic of Benin, West Africa; and the Democratic Republic of  Congo, Central Africa. He has planted, directly and indirectly, over 40 churches  throughout the United States and International Communities and continues to work  with, train, and support church planters. Bishop Richardson is also the COGIC  Regional Bishop for the Western States, covering California, Arizona, Nevada,  Utah, and Idaho.

Influential Women in Ministry:

Jessica LaGrone (Dean of the Chapel at Asbury Theological Seminary)

Carolyn Moore (Writer, Preacher, Crafter of Ministries and Movements)

Valerie Grimes (Senior Pastor, Church Planter, Radiant Church Savannah, GA)

Season 2 Episode 5: Crying Together with Eliseo Mejia

Join Dr. Winfield Bevins and special guest Dr. Eliseo Mejia as they explore church planting through contextual intelligence, cultural intelligence, and compassion/emotional intelligence.

Dr. Eliseo A. Mejia is a pastor, missiologist, and a church-planting leader. He has been planting churches the last 30 years in different cultures, contexts, and countries. God opened the door to join Fresh Expressions USA team as the National Director of Expresiones Divinas (Fresh Expressions) in Spanish throughout the country.

Church Planting Revolution Book

Asbury CP Fellowship Information:

https://asburychurchplanting.com/fellowships/

Season 2 Episode 4: Ancient Micro with Peyton Jones

Season 2 conversations continue with Peyton Jones joining Winfield on episode 4 as they explore how God’s mission for church planting is holistic and dynamic. Winfield and Peyton discuss new movements in the church and how the new micro church movement is much other than we think.

Check out Peyton’s Website: https://newbreedtraining.com/

Peyton’s New Book: Church Plantology: The Art and Science of Planting Churches

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Season 2 Episode 3: Holistic Plantology with Peyton Jones

Season 2 continues with Peyton Jones, a veteran church planter and evangelist, joining Winfield on episode 3 as they explore how God’s mission for church planting is holistic and dynamic. Winfield also interviews Peyton about his new book, Church Plantology, the first comprehensive textbook from a veteran church planter. Listen now!

Check out Peyton’s Website: https://newbreedtraining.com/

Peyton’s New Book: Church Plantology: The Art and Science of Planting Churches

Season 2 Episode 2: 10 Trends Impacting the Future of the Church

In this episode Dr. Winfield Bevins, Director of Church Planting at Asbury Seminary unpacks future church movements. This is part 2 of 2.

Signposts of the Future: 10 trends Impacting the Future of the Church

6: From Cloning to Contextual 7: From Mega to Micro 8: From Gathered to Hybrid 9: From Members to Disciples 10: From Addition to Multiplication

Books Mentioned by Winfield:

Master Plan of Evangelism

 

Season 2 Episode 1: 10 Trends Impacting the Future of the Church

In this episode Dr. Winfield Bevins, Director of Church Planting at Asbury Seminary unpacks future church movements. This is part 1 of 2.

Signposts of the Future: 10 trends Impacting the Future of the Church
1: From Western to Global Christianity 2: From Monoethnic to Multiethnic 3: From Professional to Co-vocational 4: From Success to Spiritual Formation 5: From Steeple to the Streets

Books Mentioned by Winfield:

Healthy Rhythms for Leaders

Missional Vibrancy and Financial Viability: Alternative Financial Models for Churches and Church Plants When Tithes and Offerings Are Not Enough

New Churches for a New World | Training Event

Season 1 Episode 7: Iosmar Alvarez

In this conversation between friends, Winfield and Iosmar discuss the critical importance of discipleship systems for any new church plant, and the rapid reproducibility of plants that do establish these well. Join us for this conversation about micro church movements, raising up local leadership, and the importance of keeping planting as part of any church’s DNA.

Dr. Iosmar Alvarez emigrated to the U.S. from Cuba. When he arrived in the U.S. in 2001, God called him to lead and serve among the Hispanic people. He has served as the senior pastor of Fuente de Avivamiento in Lexington, Ky., CEO of Disciple 21 Church Planting Network, and is now the District Superintendent in Lexington, Ky. He is a certified coach and recently earned his doctorate at Asbury Seminary. His goal is to plant 2500 churches by 2028, using traditional and non-traditional methods, to make disciples for Christ.


Season 1 Episode 6: Howard Snyder

In this episode, Winfield and Howard discuss the necessity of small group meetings for churches of any size, the difference between the essential Gospel and changeable wineskins it is delivered in, and the importance of environmental care for faithful Christians.

Dr. Howard Snyder served as professor of the history and theology of mission at Asbury Theological Seminary from 1996-2006. He has also served as Professor of Wesley Studies, Tyndale Seminary at Toronto from 2007-2012 and he has taught and pastored in São Paulo, Brazil; Detroit, Michigan; and Chicago, Illinois.


Season 1 Episode 5: Gregg Okesson

Dr. Gregg Okesson is the Dean of the E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism at Asbury Theological Seminary. Before coming to Asbury in 2011, Dr. Okesson was a faculty member at Scott Christian University, Kenya, East Africa for 10 years where he served as Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and a lecturer in theology. Prior to this, he was a pastor in upstate New York, worked in Student Development at Wheaton College, and was a church-planter amongst a Muslim people-group in north-central Tanzania. Dr. Okesson and his family lived in East Africa for 13 years.

In this episode, Winfield and Gregg share a conversation about how Gregg’s church planting and community-building experiences in East Africa shape his role in a Western academic institution. They explore the importance of humility and listening for anyone hoping to do contextual ministry anywhere in the world.


Season 1 Episode 4: Disciple Making with Manik Corea

Manik is an Singaporean missionary and Global Executive with the New Anglican Missionary Society (NAMS) currently serving in Thailand. The NAMS network is a global and dispersed community of men and women, who have come together to do an apostolic work under an apostolic rule. It is a community raised up by God for the 21st century but rooted in the life and faith of the first century.

In this conversation, Winfield and Manik discuss biblical foundations and missional implications of the intersection of spiritual formation and disciple-making.


Season 1 Episode 3: Discerning the Call to Church Planting with Wesley Bolden

Wesley Bolden is a Project Manager at Stadia Church Planting, a global network focused on starting new churches and caring for children through them. He has ministry training and experience in church revitalization, campus ministry, leadership and church planting. In 2013, he partnered with Stadia to plant Tri-Cities Church, a multiethnic church in metro Atlanta. Wesley is passionate about empowering church planters to discover and live into their unique gifting and calling.

In this episode, Winfield and Wesley talk about Wesley’s past and current work, as well as what it means to discern and answer a call to church planting.


Season 1 Episode 2: Missional Formation with Mark Dunwoody

In our second episode,  co-founders Dr. Winfield Bevins and Dr. Mark Dunwoody share a conversation about Missional Formation Coaching, a new model for coaching planters and leaders through a unique blend of both spiritual and missional practices.


Season 1 Episode 1: Racial Reconciliation Brian Taylor

In our first episode, Dr. Winfield Bevins, Director of the Church Planting Initiative, talks with Dr. Brian Taylor about his work with racial reconciliation through his church plant, Bethel Cincinnati Church.


 

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