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Always Forward Podcast
69 minutes | Jun 14, 2020
S5E7 - A Church Planting Conversation About Race, Justice, and Mercy
This week, Dan and Molly chat with Christine Warner from the Matthew 25 Initiative about race, justice, mercy, and what that looks like from the perspective of a new church planter AND in the ACNA as a whole.
40 minutes | May 30, 2020
S5E6 - Finding Perseverance and Preventing Burnout
On the latest episode of the podcast, Dan and Molly are addressing how to stay in it for the long haul in their latest FB Live! session. In a time of burnout, how do we find perseverance?
53 minutes | May 15, 2020
S5E5 - ReGather Strategic Planning
This episode of the podcast is the audio taken from a recent talk given by The Rev. Canon Dan Alger about how to think through strategic planning in regards to ReGathering during the COVID-19 pandemic. What should be considered? Who should be involved in those decisions? Is there one right way?
38 minutes | Apr 25, 2020
S5E4 - The Sacrament of Communion in a Pandemic with Bp. Steve Breedlove
On this episode, The Rev. Canon Dan Alger talks with Bp. Steve Breedlove on the sacrament of Communion in a virtual world. How does it work? What has the College of Bishops said about it? What can church planters do?
9 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
S5E3 - A Holy Week Message
On this episode, The Rev. Canon Dan Alger takes just a few minutes to encourage church planters during one of the most important weeks of the Church year that will most certainly look different than it has before.
35 minutes | Mar 29, 2020
S5E2 - Mental Health with Special Guest Rev. Karen Miller, LCSW
On this episode, The Rev. Canon Dan Alger talks with The Rev. Karen Miller, LCSW(Anglican priest and Licensed Therapist) about how to recognize and handle anxiety and depression during these uncertain times.
27 minutes | Mar 18, 2020
S5E1 - Planting in a Pandemic
What a couple of weeks it's been. It's hard to know where to begin. The Always Forward team is remembering you daily in our prayers. Canon Dan Alger takes a few minutes to encourage everyone during this time while also giving some practical advice during this global pandemic. We never thought we'd have to record this one-- but here it is!
40 minutes | Dec 4, 2019
S4E5 - Advent, Ad Orientum, and Other Things
We wrap up the official podcast for Season 4 with a discussion about how Advent and other liturgical occurrences can impact a church plant. Dan and Shawn discuss their experiences and share some thoughts about how to encourage your church through this, often uncelebrated, liturgical season. Enjoy!
49 minutes | Nov 20, 2019
S4E4 - Branding
We're almost to the end of Season 4 and Shawn McCain gloriously returns to take up his co-host chair! Our duo talks about branding and why it is more important than you think and offer some helpful tips about how to do a lot with a little. Enjoy!
48 minutes | Nov 11, 2019
S4E3 - A Conversation With the Hosts of the Word & Table Podcast
Season 4 is rolling right along and on episode 3 we are joined by special guests Alex and Fr. Stephen from the Word & Table Podcast. Word & Table has been doing excellent work in both the Anglican and podcasting worlds for a couple of years now and there is a lot to talk about. Enjoy!
38 minutes | Nov 3, 2019
S4E2 - Investment in Administration
Welcome back to Season 4 of The Always Forward Podcast! Dan is without his normal co-host Shawn on this one, but he brings in an amazing guest on the topic of administration, Jessie Meriwether. The two chat about the importance of investing in administration and when a church should look in that direction. Enjoy!
51 minutes | Sep 5, 2019
S4E1 - If Everything is Mission, Nothing is Mission
The Always Forward Podcast is back! We kick off Season 4 of the show with Dan and Shawn updating what's been going on in their worlds before talking about promising changes that are coming to the show. They spend the bulk of the episode tackling an intriguing question that Shawn proposed to Dan in a recent conversation. Enjoy!
63 minutes | Jan 22, 2019
S3E4 - The Minster Model
Justin Reed-Smith joins Dan and Shawn once more on the Always Forward Podcast. This time tackling the idea of hospitality and its place in evangelism. Justin also explains the Minster Model of church planting and how it is impacting the work of the Diocese of Western Anglicans. And don't worry, Shawn didn't know what "Minster" was either.
43 minutes | Dec 28, 2018
S3E3 - "If the Good Lord Intended Us to Walk He Wouldn't Have Invented Roller Skates."
From Willy Wonka to purpose statements to community vision - Dan and Shawn talk about these oft-criticized foundational elements. How can they be of use? And where do some of the pitfalls within them lie?
37 minutes | Dec 18, 2018
S3E2 - Beauty
What role does beauty play in forming and creating your church community? Should it play a role?! If so, how? We talk with Gary Ball, church planter in Asheville, NC about the idea that beauty is not just decorative, it is formative.
45 minutes | Dec 4, 2018
S3E1 - How to Be Anglican and Not a Jerk
Dan and Shawn talk through some common pitfalls that we experience as Anglicans as well as how we can address these blindspots to better relate to one another and our calling to be disciples of Christ.
27 minutes | Oct 2, 2018
AF18 - Commissioning Service with Kris McDaniel
Sessions from the Always Forward 2018 Conference. Pastor Kris McDaniel provides a template for our own formation with God as well as how we can form and mentor young men and women who are coming up after us.
58 minutes | Oct 2, 2018
AF18 - Main Session with Daniel Yang
Sessions from the Always Forward 2018 Conference. Daniel Yang, Director of the Send Institute, provided a global perspective on our approach to church planting.
57 minutes | Oct 2, 2018
AF18 - Main Session with Stewart Ruch
Sessions from The Always Forward 2018 Conference. Bp. Stewart Ruch, shared his passion for church multiplication and cautioned attendees with the need to resist cultural pressures.
53 minutes | Oct 2, 2018
AF18 - Main Session with Dan Alger
Sessions from The Always Forward 2018 Conference. Canon Dan Alger, welcomed attendees to the conference, reminding them of both why and how we plant churches within our Anglican context.
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