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CNLP 100: Creating an Evangelism Culture – Peyton Jones on Planting Churches for Unchurched People

Peyton Jones is a self-described serial church planter with a heart for evangelism. From being beat up for the sake of the Gospel, to starting a church at a Starbucks, to coaching leaders on reaching the most unreached people in Western culture, Peyton shares his never boring story.

Welcome to Episode 100 of the Podcast.


Guest Links: Peyton Jones


New Breed Church Planting

Church Zero: Raising 1st Century Churches out of the Ashes of the 21st Century Church

Church Planter Podcast

Church Planter Magazine 

Links Mentioned

Injoy Stewardship Solutions

Tim Keller

Ravi Zacharias; Episode 83

Steve Timmis

Rick Warren

3 Things You Can Do Right Away

In his attempt to evangelize in an unchurched area, Peyton ended up with a busted face and a permanent scar. Through his journey of starting a church in a Starbucks, working with small groups and nurturing relationships, he found his passion to plant churches.

  1. Have honest conversations. It wasn’t until Peyton started having honest conversations with the people he worked alongside when evangelizing made a difference. Take time to develop relationships with people because talking about Christ can make others feel vulnerable. Find common ground and make it personal. Know people and actually know their stories.
  1. Encourage an interactive community. Everything that this generation is doing is interactive. Everything they do involves multiple community experiences. (Take Pokemon Go, for example.) The one place in the world where people are told to come in, sit down and listen (the church), is turning people away. So, empower your small groups to do more, reach others and have an open dialogue. The church should be the safest place for any conversation to happen. Create that environment, and welcome it.
  1. Prepare for it to be difficult. “Why plant a church when you can hit yourself over the head with a hammer?” Peyton jokes. It’s the hardest thing you’ll do in ministry, yet it’s the easiest because if God’s in it, you’ll find it rewarding and fulfilling.

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Next Episode: Lee Kricher

Lee Kricher did something few pastors do; he’s led the church he founded, twice. Coming back 13 years ago, he led it back from near death to a growing church strongly positioned to reach into a new generation. Here’s his story.

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CNLP 100: Creating an Evangelism Culture – Peyton Jones on Planting Churches for Unchurched People


  1. Patrick Creehan on August 17, 2016 at 9:12 am

    So incredible thinking about the idea of blending the small group model with the worship experience.

  2. Zachary Verbracken on August 13, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Wow, this has been one of my favorite episodes in a long time. Really. So helpful.

    I’m not a “church planter”, but I think it’s super applicable for anyone leading in a church… Especially in regards to Millennials.

    He has such great wisdom and insight into what I think the future church in America will look like… And I found it incredible engaging.

  3. Scott on August 10, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Great podcast, i loved the story of the Sept 11, 2011 church plant…though the attenders were unaware that it was a church service…lol. Good fruit and conversation as a result of setting up chairs in the park.

  4. Josh W on August 9, 2016 at 8:00 am

    I think your tweeting feature is not working in this post under “Quotes from the Episode”. =)

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