Friday Oct 27, 2023

Ep. 89: Four Church Planters Talk Candidly About Church Health

Church planting pastors Cindy Riley, Josh Cramer, Laura Tarro, and Noah Filipiak have a candid conversation about the ups and downs of church planting, the pressure to be big, insecurities, why church can be unhealthy, spiritual care for pastors, and much more.


Cindy Riley is the pastor at New Beacon Covenant Church in the small town of Swannanoa, NC where Cindy grew up and went to school After over 30 years in pastoral ministry in the US and abroad God called Cindy back to her hometown with her husband Dennis to plant New Beacon. You can find out more at Cindy loves exploring the mountains of NC and traveling to visit her grandchildren in California and Oklahoma.


Josh Cramer is the lead pastor at Resurrection Covenant Boise. RCB is a young church plant in Idaho; find them at Josh has been married to Grace for over 19 years and they have three daughters. He likes the Flip Side and wants a Flip Side mug.


Laura Tarro is the founding pastor of Bethany Covenant Church in St. Charles, IL. Bethany Covenant just celebrated their one-year anniversary and meets in a donut shop. You can find their website at Laura is married to her husband Jeff and they have a daughter and a son. Laura loves caffeine and books about theology.


Noah Filipiak is the founding pastor of Mosaic Church in urban Grand Rapids, MI. Mosaic is a year and a half old and meets in a Boys & Girls Club. Their website is Noah is married to his wife Jen and they have three daughters. The Flip Side is his 3rd favorite podcast.


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