When Reverend Steven Williamson-Link and his leadership team arrived at their first StartNew Incubator three-day event, they were thinking too small. But that’s why the FiveTwo Network exists.
“We had a church that was old and dying,” remembers Matt Schuler when he became the pastor at Holy Cross Oxford Lutheran Church four years ago. But after completing the StartNew Incubator — and a little bit of God’s pruning — the congregation in Oxford, Michigan is now growing.
When one way of doing things wasn’t working, St. Paul Lutheran Church knew they needed to start something new for their brick-and-mortar food bank.
Sometimes a “no” here on earth is really a “yes” from God. When Jen began working with her church in Boca Raton, Florida to launch a Bible-based recovery ministry, one of the first people they approached to help lead turned them down.
Rev. Mike Von Behren and his congregation wanted to bring the Gospel to the unchurched of their community – the families who would never set foot in Holy Cross Lutheran in Spokane, Washington.
The following is an interview with Rob Bailey, StartNew Incubator team leader. Rob, as a new pastor, leads his team from Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas, to plant a new church in nearby League City, Texas.
The following is an interview with Tom Eggebrecht, StartNew Incubator team leader. Tom leads Ascension Lutheran Church in Casselberry, Florida, as the Senior Pastor.
The following is an interview with Deb Ellinger, StartNew Incubator team leader alumni. Deb is the Founder of Elli’s House, a street outreach ministry and home for women involved in sex trafficking in Detroit.