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19 minutes | May 6, 2022
Ep34—Church Planting in the DRC, with Baron Mbala and Corey Schmatjen
This episode of Launch is the audio track of a conversation between GCC's Director of International Ministries Corey Schmatjen and international church planter, Baron Mbala, who's looking to return to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
29 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
Ep33—Is the GCC Right for You?
Great Commisison Collective President Dave Harvey joins co-host Marty Duren for a conversation about what distinguishes GCC as a church-planting network to help potential church planters see the upside of partnering with GCC to plant a church. You can download a PDF of Is The GCC Right for You? here. For information about assessments and training, email: email@example.com.
17 minutes | Mar 4, 2022
Ep32—Strengthening Leaders with John Crabtree
GCC's Director of Training, John, Crabtree, joins host Marty Duren to discuss how our Learning Center can benefit the pastors, elders, and leaders in Great Commission Collective Churches.
55 minutes | Feb 10, 2022
Ep31—Young, Restless, Reformed Revisited: Tim Challies, Collin Hansen, Dave Harvey
Pastor and longtime blogger Tim Challies, author and Gospel Coalition editor-in-chief Collin Hansen, and GCC President Dave Harvey come together for a conversation about the Young, Restless, Reformed movement, its impact, its wins, and its warnings.
33 minutes | Jan 27, 2022
Ep30—Pastors Roundtable: Cotroneo, Lepine, Thompson
Three pastors new to GCC join host Marty Duren for a conversation to help you get to know them. Meet Joe Cotroneo, Bob Lepine, and Ken Thompson.
41 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Ep29—Pastors Roundtable: Dresdow, Kroeker
New to the GCC, pastors Kent Dresdow and Steve Kroeker join host Marty Duren in a get-to-know-you, roundtable style.
20 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Ep28—Adam Ramsey: Truth on Fire
Adam Ramsey leads Liberti Church on the Gold Coast of Australia. He's the author of Truth on Fire: Gazing at God Until Your Heart Sings. Adam is also the Network Director for Acts 29 Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.
33 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
Ep27—Pastors Roundtable: Burgess, Freeman, Rodriguez
New to the GCC, pastors Ryan Burgess, Julian Freeman, and Jorge Rodriguez join host Marty Duren in a get-to-know-you, roundtable style.
35 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Ep26—Clint Clifton: The Importance of Planting Churches
Today's guest, Clint Clifton, founded Pillar Church in Dumfries Virginia on March 28, 2005 at Marne Corps Base Quantico. He is co-founder of the Iceland Project (2006) and the Praetorian Project (2011) and founder of New City Network with McLean Bible Church. He serves the North American Mission Board as the director of Send DC, and served for two years with Send Baltimore. He’s the author of Church Planting Thresholds: A Gospel Centered Church Planting Guide and the host of the Church Planting Podcast.
22 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Ep24—Nathan Scroggins and Pastoral Relational Health
Biblical counselor Nathan Scroggins joins host Marty Duren in a conversation about how culture affects the need for relational health in churches, as well as the steps his church is taking to ensure relational health among the staff and in the body.
20 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Ep23—Lee Lewis and Pastoral Emotional Health
Lee Lewis from Radiant Church in Austin, TX joins host Marty Duren in a conversation about pastors and their emotional health.
25 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Ep22—Garrett Higbee and Current Pastoral Challenges
GCC's Leader Care Specialist, Dr. Garrett Higbee, returns to launch in a conversation with Marty Duren on what pastors should know in the continuing pandemic upheaval.
32 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Ep21—Dane Ortlund on Gentle and Lowly
In this episode of Launch, hosts Dave Harvey and Marty Duren are joined by pastor and author Dane Ortlund. Ortlund is the pastor of Naperville Presbyterian Church, and author of Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers (2020), Edwards on the Christian Life: Alive to the Beauty of God (2014), and Defiant Grace: The Surprising Message and Mission of Jesus (2011). He's married to Stacey and they have five kids.
34 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Ep20—François Turcotte on the Future of Seminaries
Launch hosts Dave Harvey and Marty Duren are joined by François Turcotte in an enlightening conversation about the future of seminaries and biblical studies. François Turcotte is president and dean of SEMBEQ in Montreal, Canada, a ministry to serve French-speaking churches in Quebec. He is married to Nathalie and has 2 children: Andrea and Samuel. Here's a preview of SEMBEQ from the 2021 Missions Conference held at Hope Oakville.
28 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Ep19—Alistair Begg, Dave Harvey, and Bob Lepine on Brave by Faith
Pastor/author Alistair Begg joins Launch host Dave Harvey and guest co-host Bob Lepine in a discussion about living bravely through faith in God, based on Begg's new book, Brave by Faith: God-Sized Confidence in a Post-Christian World.
29 minutes | May 7, 2021
Ep18—A Conversation with Dave Harvey on The Plurality Principle
Dave Harvey, president of Great Commission Collective, joins Marty Duren in a conversation about elder-team ministry based on Dave's new book, The Plurality Principle.
32 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Ep17—A Pathway to Become a Church-Planting Church
Jerry Lingenfelter and Nate Newell of Mission Church in Lancaster, PA, join Marty Duren in a conversation about how one local church is organizing a pathway to being a church-planting church.
39 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Ep16—Surveying the Church Planting Landscape
Send Institute director Daniel Yang joins Dave Harvey, president of Great Commission Collective and Marty Duren, in a conversation about the changing landscape of church planting in the US and globally.
38 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Ep15—Serving God Vocationally and as a Church Planter
Dave Harvey, president of Great Commission Collective, and Bob Lepine, longtime host at Family Life Radio, engage a conversation about Bob's life and ministry.
25 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Ep14—A Conversation with Bill Foss on Bi-vocational Church Planting
Bill Foss pastors in Westbrook, Maine, well outside the "Bible Belt." In this conversation with host Marty Duren, Bill tells about the challenges of bi-vocational ministry, but also some of the opportunities, while explaining the culture in which he ministers.
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