Forming Church Podcast
Developing leaders and networks with Ken Kamau

Developing leaders and networks with Ken Kamau

November 26, 2020

How do you handle leadership development in your context? Is it normative? Or are you stuck? And do you collaborate with other churches? What could this look like?

Ken Kamau brings powerful perspectives to this conversation integrating his background as a pastor at Nairobi Chapel in Kenya with his experiences in Australia both as the pastor of a local church and the Multiplication Facilitator at the Gen1K Mission Team. Yep, you guessed it - this is the same Ken who drops wisdom every week in the roundtable discussion. He's so good we needed to pick his brains a little further on a dedicated episode. 

 

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Forming Church is created by Gen1K Mission in collaboration with Lead by Story and sponsored by Baptist Financial Services

Original Music by Josh Corkill and editing by Sienna Corkill. 

 

Listening deeply to our First Nations Peoples with Brooke Prentis

Listening deeply to our First Nations Peoples with Brooke Prentis

November 19, 2020

Brooke Prentis is an Aboriginal Christian Leader from the Wakka Wakka peoples, and the CEO of Common Grace, a movement of people pursuing Jesus and Justice.

We had a conversation with Brooke about the role of the Church in Australia when it comes to historical and ongoing issues of injustice for our First Nations Peoples on this land. We also spoke about recovering a sense of connection to place and story, and learning to walk gently and listen deeply. 

This episode is essential listening for any Australian church leader or planter who wants to take seriously what it means to lead and establish church communities in Australia, while nurturing genuine relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. 

Learn more and connect with Common Grace here: https://www.commongrace.org.au/aboriginal_and_torres_strait_islander_justice 

Get the resources Brooke mentioned here: https://www.commongrace.org.au/aboriginal_justice_resources

 

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Forming Church is created by Gen1K Mission in collaboration with Lead by Story and sponsored by Baptist Financial Services

Original Music by Josh Corkill and editing by Sienna Corkill. 

 

Becoming a sending church with Craig Corkill

Becoming a sending church with Craig Corkill

November 12, 2020

Craig Corkill is the senior pastor of Narara Valley Baptist Church on the Central Coast - the sending church for both Benj and Will's church plants. 

Craig is passionate about discipleship, leadership development and multiplication. He is an incredible example of generous, authentic and humble leadership. 

In this conversation we spoke with Craig about the shift towards becoming a sending church and establishing a network, and the journey he has been on over the last few years. 

 

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Original Music by Josh Corkill and editing by Sienna Corkill. 

The neighbourhood and the Church with Tim Soerens

The neighbourhood and the Church with Tim Soerens

November 5, 2020

Tim Soerens is the co-founding director of the Parish Collective, a growing network and global movement of Christians reimagining what it means to be the Church in, with, and for the neighborhood. 

His latest book is called “Everywhere You Look: Discovering the Church, Right Where You Are”.  His co-authored first book “The New Parish: How Neighborhood Churches Transform Mission, Discipleship, and Community (Intervarsity Press, 2014) won multiple awards, including Christianity Today’s award of merit. 

He lives in Seattle, and he and his wife are helping to start South Park Neighborhood Church and are co-founding owners of Resistencia Coffee, a neighborhood coffee shop, as well as the South Park Idea Lab

Tim was such a delight to speak to and he breathed so much fresh life and energy into this conversation about the church, the neighbourhood and the things God is doing all around us. 

Also Tim recommended the work of Willie James Jennings. You can check him and his books out here: https://divinity.yale.edu/faculty-and-research/yds-faculty/willie-james-jennings 

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Original Music by Josh Corkill and editing by Sienna Corkill. 

What (not) to do with kids with Louise Bartlett

What (not) to do with kids with Louise Bartlett

October 29, 2020

How often is our imagination about what church could be limited to thinking about the adults? How do we perceive the children and young people in our communities? Who are our environments and gatherings designed for? Are we unconsciously making some big mistakes here? 

This conversation with Louise Bartlett is a profound exploration of the potential for intergenerational community, and what we stand to lose if we don't have a holistic vision of discipleship in this area. This is one to listen to with your whole team (multiple times)!

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Original Music by Josh Corkill and editing by Sienna Corkill. 

Developing a culture of multiplication with Dale Stephenson

Developing a culture of multiplication with Dale Stephenson

October 22, 2020

Dale Stephenson has been the Senior Pastor of Crossway Baptist Church in Melbourne since 2008, the largest baptist church in Australia with 5,000 people attending weekly pre-COVID. He is also the Team Leader of Building A Discipling Culture - putting the mission of God into the hands of ordinary people. 

We spoke with Dale about how to create cultures of multiplication, in churches of all shapes and sizes. There is a lot of practical wisdom and insight in this conversation that can be applied in whatever context you find yourself in!

BDC:

Building a Discipling Culture is a process focused on training and equipping church leaders around Australia, to initiate cultural change and see disciples that know how to multiply. BDC is an immersive learning partnership available for Christian leadership teams for a two-year journey, engaging in a series of fortnightly interactive coaching clusters and a two day Intensive every 6 months. It is a simple, transferrable and repeatable discipleship process, putting the mission of God back in the hands of ordinary people (our congregations).

To find out more information or to get involved, contact Tim Brosnan at info@bdc.org.au or check out www.bdc.org.au

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Original Music by Josh Corkill and editing by Sienna Corkill. 

Mission & teaching beyond COVID with Mike Frost

Mission & teaching beyond COVID with Mike Frost

October 15, 2020

Mike Frost is one of the most influential and considered thinkers around missiology in Australia in the world today. So what does he think about how the pandemic has shaken things up for the church? What cracks has it revealed in the way we were operating pre-pandemic? What opportunities are there now and into the future? How should we be thinking about sermons, teaching and all that jazz? We had a great conversation with Mike about these and other questions. We hope you dig it! 

 

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Forming Church is created by Gen1K Mission in collaboration with Lead by Story and sponsored by Baptist Financial Services

Original Music by Josh Corkill and editing by Sienna Corkill. 

Curiosity and leadership agility with Steph O’Brien

Curiosity and leadership agility with Steph O’Brien

October 15, 2020

Steph O'Brien is the Lead Pastor at Mill City Church in Minneapolis, co-host of the Lead Stories Podcast with Jo Saxton, and author of Stay Curious. She has such a timely message for the church right now, encouraging leaders to develop a posture of curiosity and ask good questions. In this episode she shared with us about some of the key qualities leaders of the church will need as we look towards the future and navigate the current disruption. It was a great chat! 

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Forming Church is created by Gen1K Mission in collaboration with Lead by Story and sponsored by Baptist Financial Services.

 

Original Music by Josh Corkill and editing by Sienna Corkill. 

A thousand healthy churches in a generation with Jamie Freeman

A thousand healthy churches in a generation with Jamie Freeman

October 15, 2020

Welcome to the Forming Church podcast! You can listen to the episodes in any order, but if you want to catch the backstory it's a good idea to start here. 

Benj Gould and Will Small are both church planters, taking diverse approaches to leading churches in the midst of the pandemic. Jamie Freeman is a former church planter and the team leader of the Gen1K Mission, helping others to plant churches. 

This episode is an introduction to Benj, Will and Jamie, as well as a conversation that outlines why we're making this podcast and what you can expect if you join us on the journey. 

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Forming Church is created by Gen1K Mission in collaboration with Lead by Story and sponsored by Baptist Financial Services

Original Music by Josh Corkill and editing by Sienna Corkill. 

Forming Church Teaser

Forming Church Teaser

September 27, 2020

The Forming Church Podcast is launching in mid October. What is it all about, and why should you listen? Check out the teaser to find out. 

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