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Episode 336: How to Exegete Your Community


In Episode 336 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd answer the question about how to exegete your community. Here is today’s question:

“What is the best way to exegete your community in order to know your context as you plant your church?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

How to exegete culture
The questions to ask to get to know your neighborhood and community

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

“We love the church. We are about the church. We want to serve the church.”  – @danielsangi
“Observe the community for a whole week, including on Sundays.” – @toddadkins
“It’s always important to get fresh eyes.” – @toddadkins
“What we say, we value. But, does it match up with what we actually do?” – @toddadkins
“In God we trust. Everyone else has to come with data.” – @toddadkins
“Find local establishments that you can visit and hang out. Tip well.” – @toddadkins
“If you leave a generous tip with a two dollar bill, they will remember you.” @toddadkins

Additional Resources:

Check out Newchurches.com/podcasts to listen to all the previous New Churches podcasts
Be sure to check out the  Lifeway Leadership Network Podcasts
90 Second Leadership Video – How to Exegete Culture
US Census Quickfacts 
ARDA (Association of Religion Data Archives)
Census Canada
How to become a New Churches Plus Member
Take a listen to The One Thing Podcast with Scott Sanders and Derek Hanna

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