What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Urban Ministry
Ministry is filled with surprises—but the types of surprises you face in ministry will be different, depending on your context. Paul, for example, urged Timothy against “myths and endless genealogies” in Ephesus—but the warning he gave to Titus in Crete was against “empty talkers and deceivers.” Two different warnings were given to two different young men because of the unique dynamics of the location in which God had placed each pastor. This week, our goal is to help you to pay attention to the unique challenges of the context where God has placed you. On today’s episode, Timothy Paul Jones talks with Charles Shannon of The Mission Church about the challenges he faced in his first year as an urban church planter. If you’re considering planting a church, pastoring a church, or participating in a church in an urban context, this episode of the Urban Ministry Podcast is for you.