By Timothy Paul Jones
“‘Teacher,’ said John, ‘we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.’ ‘Don’t stop him!’ Jesus replied.” These words from Mark chapter 9 remind us that, whenever we arrive in a particular place to proclaim the gospel, there very well may be others who were there long before we arrived. And so, when planting a church in an urban context, how should we engage the congregations that are already there? That’s the topic that we’ll be exploring today on the Urban Ministry Podcast. Our guest is Jamaal Williams, lead pastor of Sojourn Community Church Midtown. If you’re thinking about planting a church or if you’re planning on sending someone out from your church, you won’t want to miss this episode of the Urban Ministry Podcast.