#14. Are Apostles and Pastors the Same? What Are Their Roles in Church Planting and Global Missions?

JD Payne challenges Western convention and reframes the lens through which church planting is typically viewed.

He has served as a pastor and an academic. Over the years, he has also mentored and coached many church planters.

So at home or abroad, what is the best model for a healthy church?

JD Payne reconsiders church planting and missions around Biblical examples instead of a cultural or pastoral orientation.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The example of missions and church planting in the New Testament compared to a modern American model
  • How calling and spiritual gifts can relate to missions and church planting
  • The benefits and limitations of church growth models

About the Guest:

JD Payne has served as a pastor for 19 years; he’s pastored in five churches in Kentucky and Indiana. He has a heart to see the gospel go to places where there is a need to hear it and has mentored numerous church planters over the years.

Presently, he is a Professor of Christian Ministry at Samford University in Alabama. He can be regularly heard on his podcast, Strike the Match, it is a resource for missions, innovation and leadership.

JD Payne is the author of over 10 books. His new book, Apostolic Imagination: Recovering a Biblical Vision for the Church’s Mission Today, helps believers consider how apostolic imagination can benefit ministry.

His academic credentials include: a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Kentucky, a Master of Divinity degree in Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Evangelism and Church Growth from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Scripture Related to Episode

Wake up in a Big Fish; Story of Jonah

Lips That Speak Wisdom; Proverbs 20:15

Pastoral or Apostolic; Ephesians 4:11-12

Calling in Ministry: 1 Corinthians 12:14; Romans 12

Links Related to Episode:

Strike the Match, Podcast with J. D. Payne

JD Payne, Author

Apostolic Imagination: Recovering a Biblical Vision for the Church’s Mission Today

Discovering Church Planting: An Introduction to the Whats, Whys, and Hows of Global Church Planting

Episode Notes:

  1. JD Payne’s Personal Testimony
  2. Call to Vocational Ministry as a Teenager
  3. Role of Pastor’s Wife in Ministry
  4. Apostolic versus Pastoral Leadership
  5. What Can Be Learned from Barnabas’ Ministry?
  6. Spiritual Gifts and APEPT
  7. Eisegesis When the Bible Is Silent
  8. What Does the Bible Say and Not Say about Spiritual Gifts?
  9. Limitations and Benefits of Church Growth Models
  10. Shuffling Sheep, Evangelism and a Healthy Church
  11. Book—Discovering Church Planting: An Introduction to the Whats, Whys, and Hows of Global Church Planting

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