Getting a local congregation going is often called church planting. It sounds strange, but as Dave Nelson points out, "every church that exists had to start at some point."
Church planting is hard work. I can speak with some limited experience; however, as a guy trying to plant a church, I would love the opportunity to sit down at a coffee shop with a handful of guys who've done it and chat. Then I realized I have a podcast called Salty Believer Unscripted. So, I reached out to some guys and set it up.
I suspect guys trying to plant churches might be interested in hearing from those who've paved the way before them; but even missionally minded congregants could benefit. Advancing the gospel in America is hard work. Maybe God is calling you to join the effort to plant a church but you really have no idea what that means. Maybe you're a church planter looking for some wisdom from others. Or maybe you've never even hear the term church planting. If any of these are the case, check out what these planters have to say.
-- What is Church Planting? audio
-- An Interview with Dr. Rich Johnstone audio
-- An Interview with Stephen Bruker audio
-- An Interview with Mike Littleton audio
-- An Interview with Kyle Costello audio
-- An Interview with Dave Nelson audio
-- An Interview with Bryan Catherman audio
-- An Interview with Dr. J.D. Payne audio
-- Another Interview with Dr. J.D. Payne audio
-- An Interview with Dr. Jeff Iorg audio
-- Another Interview with Dr. Jeff Iorg audio
-- An Interview with Danny Braga audio
And if you feel like you could help out a church plant in any way, please don't hesitate to contact me. You can help us at Redeeming Life Church or I'll be happy to find a plant for you to serve along side.