July 19, 2022

Daniel Steigerwald on the pitfalls of starting a new church

It's vital that new churches and communities of faith are started in order to carry the faith on to future generations, yet church planting has never been harder. Setting aside the challenges of Covid and a culture in turmoil, there are common pitfalls that can trip up even the most agile. Pastor and veteran church starter Daniel Steigerwald joins the pod to talk about these common pitfalls and how they can be avoided, such as navigating bi-vocational ministry contexts, leadership challenges, and unrealistic ministry metrics.

Daniel Steigerwald helps pioneering leaders engage fresh ways to lead and multiply mission-shaped communities while tending to their holistic formation along the way.  Having worked for 30+ years in cross-cultural missions, church planting and pastoring, he knows personally how hard and soul-depleting ministry can become.  Dan holds a DMin in Leadership in the Emerging Culture from Portland Seminary, is credentialed at the PCC level under the International Coach Federation (ICF), and has authored a number of practical books including 10 Pitfalls in Starting New Churches: Avoiding Hazards on the Way to Health (2020).

The Future Christian Podcast is a production of Torn Curtain Arts and Resonate Media.


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