By Timothy Paul Jones
Ministry is filled with surprises—but the types of surprises you face in ministry will be different, depending on your context. Paul urged Timothy against “myths and endless genealogies” in Ephesus—but the warning he gave to Titus in Crete was against “empty talkers and deceivers.” 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, I’ll be talking with Charles Shannon about the challenges he’s 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 is for you.