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The StartNew Podcast

The StartNew Podcast

By Bill Woolsey
If you’re frustrated the world around our churches is changing and too many people don’t know Jesus, the StartNew podcast will help. Father and daughter Bill Woolsey and Abigail Taylor highlight a guest and topic each week, from church concerns to startup launches to non-profit marketing and messaging. Bill and the FiveTwo Network team are the leading experts in marrying a rich theology of presence with startup business principles. Mother Teresa meets a friendly Mark Cuban. Take creative new risks in reaching your community, expand your ministry, and watch Jesus’ Kingdom grow.
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17. Is Failure Really the Best Teacher? An Oil & Gas Startup Story.
It's hard to look at an old problem and come up with a new creative solution. Jim Summers, CEO of H2O Midstream, changed an entire market within the oil and gas industry. Jim shares how the mistakes and lessons learned at one of the largest oil companies in the world positioned him for success throughout his startup journey. https://startnewtraining.com/ Subscribe to our email list: fivetwo.com/subscribe Our Website: https://fivetwo.com/ Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/FiveTwoNetwork/ https://twitter.com/five2 https://www.instagram.com/fivetwonetwork/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/fivetwo-network/
37:51
November 10, 2020
16. Mother Teresa Meets a Friendly Mark Cuban: Make Your God-Given Dream a Reality
Over 50% of your community doesn’t believe Jesus is God. The Christians who can create new ways for people to meet Jesus often go unnoticed and unappreciated. Listen to Bill & Abigail and learn how to change those truths and why it matters. https://startnewtraining.com/ Subscribe to our email list: fivetwo.com/subscribe Our Website: https://fivetwo.com/ Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/FiveTwoNetwork/ https://twitter.com/five2 https://www.instagram.com/fivetwonetwork/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/fivetwo-network/
33:52
November 3, 2020
15. Rev. Barry Randolph on Why Community Ministry Isn't As Impossible As You Think
Making an eternal difference in your community sometimes feels impossible. The Rev. Barry Randolph leads Church of the Messiah Detroit that's impacting the community in CRAZY ways. Listen today and you'll feel inspired and empowered to do meaningful work that brings Jesus to your hard-to-reach community. Subscribe to our email list: fivetwo.com/subscribe Our Website: https://fivetwo.com/ Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/FiveTwoNetwork/ https://twitter.com/five2 https://www.instagram.com/fivetwonetwork/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/fivetwo-network/
39:46
October 27, 2020
14. How To Be a Christian in Today's Cancel Culture with Drew Dyck
*AUDIO FIXED*       Should you engage with the culture as a Christian? How do you do it without ruining relationships or getting canceled? Author and active Tweeter Drew Dyck shares the secret for Christians wanting to participate in the culture. Drew has written Your Future Self Will Thank You, Secrets to Self-Control from the Bible & Brain Science. Listen to learn how to engage the culture in a way that shows people Jesus but doesn't compromise your values. Drew's Twitter - https://twitter.com/drewdyck Drew's Website - https://www.drewdyck.com/ Frederick Buechner - https://www.frederickbuechner.com/ Subscribe to our email list: fivetwo.com/subscribe Our Website: https://fivetwo.com/ Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/FiveTwoNetwork/ https://twitter.com/five2 https://www.instagram.com/fivetwonetwork/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/fivetwo-network/
50:38
October 21, 2020
13. How to Start & Scale an Insurance Business
Is it okay to experience great success in your business if you're a Christian? On today's podcast, Christian entrepreneur and business owner John Hockaday shares how he brings glory to Jesus and blessing to others through his insurance business. When you listen, you'll feel inspired to do the work Jesus has called you to do. Subscribe to our email list: fivetwo.com/subscribe Our Website: https://fivetwo.com/ Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/FiveTwoNetwork/ https://twitter.com/five2 https://www.instagram.com/fivetwonetwork/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/fivetwo-network/
33:23
October 6, 2020
12. Starting a Home for Sex-Trafficked Women in Detroit
Arresting to Reaching. Deb Ellinger, Executive Director of  Elli’s House, shares how she went from arresting women in forced prostitution to serving them. From, "I'm not the right person for this." to "We now have three safe houses for women who want out of forced prostitution." this episode tells all (including what Deb did when a pimp asked her for help). Grab the tissues, your pom-poms (for cheering), and a friend. After this episode, you'll be asking how YOU can love your community.  Our Website: https://fivetwo.com/ Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/FiveTwoNetwork/ https://twitter.com/five2 https://www.instagram.com/fivetwonetwork/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/fivetwo-network/
35:05
September 28, 2020
11. Culture is King
From a fascinated senior in college during the dawn of the internet to the “Chief Happiness Officer” of a profitable Digital Agency, Alan with his wife Kim, have spent 23 years building a healthy work-life-balance culture within their startup. This week, the De Keyrels share their entrepreneurial journey and how taking a break and passion go hand in hand. Our Website: https://fivetwo.com/ Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/FiveTwoNetwork/ https://twitter.com/five2 https://www.instagram.com/fivetwonetwork/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/fivetwo-network/
55:14
September 22, 2020
10. The Journey of the Accidental Entrepreneur
Not the classic entrepreneur story, Ryan Ermeling, creator and founder of Stretch Internet, describes the 15-year ride of starting, growing and selling his garage startup. Our Website: https://fivetwo.com/ Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/FiveTwoNetwork/ https://twitter.com/five2 https://www.instagram.com/fivetwonetwork/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/fivetwo-network/
50:36
September 15, 2020
9. Urban Church Planting: The Joys and Struggles
Starting a ministry or business is hard work. For Pastor Dave McGinley, hard was an understatement. A white church planter in the multi-ethnic west side of Chicago - he did not receive a warm welcome.  But he stuck with it and four years later leads a church that plays a vital role in the community that originally didn’t want him. Hear from Dave as he shares the joys and struggles of urban church planting. Our Website: https://fivetwo.com/ Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/FiveTwoNetwork/ https://twitter.com/five2 https://www.instagram.com/fivetwonetwork/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/fivetwo-network/
52:01
September 8, 2020
8. Want To Write A Sermon That Sticks?
Many congregations are finding their online viewership and in-person attendance is dropping. All of a sudden sermons are competing with video content on YouTube and Facebook. In this week’s episode, Bill draws on his 30+ years of writing and preaching effective sermons that speak to the unchurched and help grow the Church.  His tried-and-true framework will help you write great sermons that stick every.single.week. Don’t let overwhelm and discouragement win the day, listen to this episode instead. TED Talk mentioned in the episode: https://www.ted.com/talks/nancy_duarte_the_secret_structure_of_great_talks/up-next Our Website: https://fivetwo.com/ Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/FiveTwoNetwork/ https://twitter.com/five2 https://www.instagram.com/fivetwonetwork/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/fivetwo-network/
48:28
September 1, 2020
7. Passion in Pizza: An Entrepreneur Story
This week we welcome Matt and Hillary Crawford, young restaurant entrepreneurs in Central Illinois. Matt and Hillary share the challenges and joys of owning their own business and growing to three locations. Hear how our churches and ministries can learn from this couple’s dedication to their customer and how they care for their community. Crawford's Pizza:  https://www.facebook.com/Crawfordss-Pizza-Pub-Maroa-234529850382282 Our Website: https://fivetwo.com/ Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/FiveTwoNetwork/ https://twitter.com/five2 https://www.instagram.com/fivetwonetwork/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/fivetwo-network/
58:56
August 25, 2020
6. Things to Keep in Mind When Tackling a Launch (Part 2)
What are the best practices to avoid darkness and disappointment when launching or re-launching? Serial entrepreneur Chris Kopka gives wise and practical advice for those of us starting a church, non-profit, or for-profit business. Starting new takes a toll physically and mentally. Discover why sometimes the best thing is to "Find the Light in Being Proven Wrong." - PART 2 Our Website: https://fivetwo.com/ Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/FiveTwoNetwork/ https://twitter.com/five2 https://www.instagram.com/fivetwonetwork/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/fivetwo-network/
29:48
August 18, 2020
5. "Find the Light in Being Proven Wrong" - Things to Keep in Mind When Tackling a Launch (Part 1)
What are the best practices to avoid darkness and disappointment when launching or re-launching? Serial entrepreneur Chris Kopka gives wise and practical advice for those of us starting a church, non-profit, or for-profit business. Starting new takes a toll physically and mentally. Discover why sometimes the best thing is to "Find the Light in Being Proven Wrong." - PART 1 Our Website: https://fivetwo.com/ Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/FiveTwoNetwork/ https://twitter.com/five2 https://www.instagram.com/fivetwonetwork/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/fivetwo-network/
43:59
August 11, 2020
4. Why people won’t come back to church after COVID
Join Bill and Abigail as they discuss why it’s going to be harder than we imagine to get people back in a physical building for church. Will folks prioritize divine community and come back to church in a time where they can worship from home, safety is the new core value, and fear drives decisions? BARNA STUDY:  https://www.barna.com/research/new-sunday-morning-part-2/ PEW RESEARCH STUDY:  https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/06/16/experiences-with-the-covid-19-outbreak-can-vary-for-americans-of-different-ages/ Our Website:  https://fivetwo.com/ Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/FiveTwoNetwork/ https://twitter.com/five2 https://www.instagram.com/fivetwonetwork/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/fivetwo-network/
36:20
August 4, 2020
3. Your Digital Community: What Stays, What Goes?
On this week's episode, we sat down with Pastor Mark Schulz. Mark is a long-time friend of Bill's and pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisle, Illinois. We discuss staying connected to your community and Jesus during these uncertain times and whether Virtual Communion is right or wrong. Survey Link: https://fivetwo.com/survey/ Our Website: https://fivetwo.com/ Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/FiveTwoNetwork/ https://twitter.com/five2 https://www.instagram.com/fivetwonetwork/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/fivetwo-network/
48:41
July 28, 2020
2. Bishop Derek Lecakes
On this week's episode, we sat down with Bishop Derek Lecakes from New York City. We talk with him about some of the changes he has had to make in this time of digital church and what he sees as the future of worship. Survey Link: https://fivetwo.com/survey/ Our Website: https://fivetwo.com/ Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/FiveTwoNetwork/ https://twitter.com/five2 https://www.instagram.com/fivetwonetwork/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/fivetwo-network/
49:05
July 10, 2020
1. Introduction
Welcome to The StartNew Podcast!  For our first episode, we are going to introduce ourselves and give you a brief introduction to what you can expect for the future of this podcast!  Survey Link: https://fivetwo.com/survey/ https://fivetwo.com/ Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/FiveTwoNetwork/ https://twitter.com/five2 https://www.instagram.com/fivetwonetwork/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/fivetwo-network/
21:12
July 3, 2020