Episode 6: The Top 10 Mistakes Church Planters Make

Episode 6: The Top 10 Mistakes Church Planters Make

In the final Always Forward Podcast of 2016 (I know, we’ll miss you, too!), Dan and Shawn get into the nitty gritty by comparing their lists of the top mistakes that church planters make. They certainly don’t spare themselves in this week’s episode as they share not only what they believe to be the top mistakes, but stories of their own shortcomings.

Once more, we benefit from the different perspectives that Dan and Shawn bring to the table discussing issues such as contextualization: what is enough and what falls short? They also share their insight and lessons learned when it comes to building your leadership team, talking about practical topics like:

  • When its a good time to put a vestry together
  • Knowing when someone is right (or not!) for leadership
  • Setting and communicating expectations to your team

And don’t miss out on Dan’s final common mistake and his conversation with Shawn about your worship service and your church.

At the start of the episode Dan makes a big announcement…I’ll give you a sneak peak!

The Always Forward 2017 Conference will be held in conjunction with the Anglican Church in North America’s Provincial Assembly.

Assembly, which happens approximately every three years is a national gathering to celebrate and encourage all of the ministries throughout the Province. As such, we’ll be joining the Provincial leadership and other ministries from June 28-30th in Wheaton, IL on the campus of Wheaton College. Always Forward will have our own track specific to church planting, but we’ll also benefit from the main session speakers and activities at Assembly. Stay tuned for more information on our website in the weeks to come.

And don’t worry, Dan and Shawn will be back with the Always Forward Podcast in 2017. If you haven’t subscribed already, visit iTunes and subscribe to the Always Forward Podcast for free so you always know when a new episode is up!


The Always Forward Podcast, hosted by Canon Dan Alger, Canon for Church Planting for the Anglican Church in North America, and Father Shawn McCain, serial church planter and leader of the I-35 Initiative, aims to catalyze conversations about missiology and sacramentology and how they come together within our Anglican context.

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