Northeast Church Planting Monthly with Mike Sowers.
Podcasting monthly on iTunes. Subscribe here: The NECPCoalition is podcasting monthly on iTunes and on this Web site, bringing you the latest on God’s church planting movement in Boston, New York and Toronto. This is The Northeast Church Planting Monthly with Mike Sowers, a show geared for church planters, future planters, strategists and partners interested in this the most strategic and influential region on the planet.
May, 2013 “Focus on Toronto” (.mp3, 57 min.) Welcome to our May wrap-up, “Focus on Toronto” with church planter Mike Hauser in Burlington, ON; with Jeff Salisbury of Bay Leaf Baptist Church in Raleigh; with Andrew Lamme, Church Planting Catalyst with the North American Mission Board; and with Dr. Church Register, filling in for Mike Sowers from the Office of Great Commission Partnerships of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.
April, 2013 “Focus on Boston” (.mp3, 46 min.) Welcome to April 2013: “Focus on Botons” with Steve Brown, church planter in Stoneham, MA, and Joe Souza, Lead Church Planting Catalyst with the North American Mission Board. Tune in as we talk about church planting, pastoring, partnerships and the Boston Marathon tragedy.
March, 2013 “Focus on New York City” (.mp3, 44 min.) Welcome to March 2013: “Focus on New York” with Carlos Soca, church planter in North Jersey, and George Russ, Director of Mission with the Metro-New York Baptist Association.
February, 2013 “Focus on Toronto” (.mp3, 44 min.) Welcome to February 2013: “Focus on Toronto” featuring Jason McGibbon, church planter in Hamilton, ON, and NAMB Lead Church Planting Catalyst, Andrew Lamme.
January, 2013 “Focus on Boston” (.mp3, 41 min.) Welcome to our January 2013 show: “Focus on Boston” featuring Curtis Cook, pastor of Hope Fellowship in Cambridge, MA, and City Coordinator for the the Send -> Boston Strategy. And in our “From the Field” segment we’ll hear from NAMB Lead Church Planting Catalyst, Joe Souza, pastor of Celebration Church in Boston. With insights and information for any planter or partner interested in Boston and the Northeast, we hope you will tune in.
Shows from 2012
The December, 2012 Wrap-up (.mp3, 79 min.) Welcome to our holiday show – the December, 2012 wrap-up and our year-in-review. And we start things out in our church planter spotlight with our Brother in Queens, NY, Pastor Boto Joseph. And from the field we’ll hear from Steve Allen in New York City, from Joe Souza in Boston and from Andrew Lamme and Brett Porter in Toronto.
The November, 2012 Wrap-up (.mp3, 60 min.) Mike and Emily are joined this month in our church planter spotlight by Mark Gray, Church Planting Team Leader for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. And from the field, we are grateful to have from Boston our friend and North American Mission Board Catalyst, Joe Souza, talking about why Boston is such a family affair. Finally, we check in with New York City and the “Coats for Queens” program with George Russ, the Director of Mission for the the Metro-New York Baptist Association.
The October, 2012 Wrap-up (.mp3 61 min.) - In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and as we continue to pray for our partners in the Northeast, and especially those in New York City, we are privileged this month to have Freeman Field from the Metro New York Baptist Association bring us up to date on the situation in New York. And from Boston, our church planter spotlight will focus on a brand new planter Mr. Brandon Allison who is planting in the neighborhood of Revere. And from the field, we are humbled to have with us a veteran church planter and church multiplier from Toronto, Jeff Christopherson, who serves also as the Vice President for the North American Mission Board in the Northeast and Canada.
The September, 2012 Wrap-up (.mp3 51 min.) - We are excited this month to hear from from first-time guest Ashley Allen of Embrace Women’s Missions and Ministry of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, where Emily Compton also joins us from the office of GC Partnerships. And in our church planter spotlight, we hear from Mike Seaman who will be packing a truck later this month and driving his family to Toronto. From the field, we are blessed again to have our friend, church planting catalyst Steve Allen talking church planting in Metro New York.
The August, 2012 Wrap-up (.mp3 67 min.) - Joining Mike Sowers this month from the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is Chuck Register, Executive Leader of the Church Planting and Mission Development team. With a vision for reaching the nations from North Carolina to the Northeast and around the globe, Register and Sowers set things up perfectly our Church Planter Spotlight featuring Pastor Walter Valencia in Queens, NY. And from the field, we are pleased to hear from Kevin Marsico in D.C. He is a church planter and the Northeast Regional Mobilizer for NAMB overseeing church planter training.
The July, 2012 Wrap-up (.mp3 66 min.) - The SEND North America Conference in Woodstock, GA frames our discussion this month around unity and the supremacy of Christ – in the new NAMB, in our churches and church plants, and in our hearts. Scott Rourk is our special guest from Toronto in our Church Planter Spotlight, focusing on the contextualization challenges of doing ministry in the least-reached, most-strategic cities in North America. And from the field, we check in with Joe Souza in Boston, Steve Allen in Metro New York, and Andrew Lamme in Toronto. Thanks for tuning in.
The June, 2012 Wrap-up (.mp3 52 min.) - The heat is on in the Northeast U.S. and in Southern Ontario as our church planters and church planting catalysts in Boston, New York and Toronto are hosting interns, summer missionaries and teams from all over the country. Listen in to the June wrap-up as we talk with the Ambassador to Church Planting in Toronto, Mr. Dan Collision, who tells us why he is moving his ministry and his family to Greensboro, NC. And from the field, we check in with George Russ in New York City Metro, and with a newcomer to the show, Mr. James Thomasson in the South Shore of Greater-Boston in Taunton, MA. Thanks for tuning in.
The May, 2012 Wrap-up (.mp3, 52 min.) - May was a month of gearing up and preparing teams to make multiple treks to the Northeast; among other activities. Check in with Mike Sowers and get the whole story from the office of Great Commission Partnerships. And in our Church Planter Spotlight we actually bring in Mike Creswell, Senior Cooperative Program Consultant, to talk about the engine that drives the IMB, NAMB, education and partnerships. And from the field, we get the skinny from our newcomers, Andrew Lamme in Toronto, and from Steve Allen in Metro-New York. And finally we hear from Joe Souza about a great month in Greater-Boston. Thanks for tuning in.
The April, 2012 Wrap-up (.mp3, 53 min.) - Check in with Mike and get the rundown on what was a super-busy, super-exciting April, 2012. Also, check out our Church Planter Spotlight, which is on Tom Cabral, lead pastor with Redemption Fellowship of Fall River, a brand new church plant in Greater Boston / Southern, MA. Tom helps us look at the pros and cons of going back to plant a church in your home town. Finally, as always, we will hear from our church planting strategists / catalysts in the field, as George Russ in New York and Joe Souza in Boston join us online.