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The Joshua Centre Podcast

The Joshua Centre Podcast

By Joshua Centre Podcast
The Joshua Centre podcast exists to provide leadership development and strategy to support leaders of new worshipping communities through the opportunities and challenges that they might face. The goal of the Joshua Centre is to start thirty new thirty new congregations in five years and to make 900 new disciples in that time (30 new disciples per congregation). To find out more about the Joshua Centre, visit
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Reaching Other Cultures, featuring Adam Martin
Adam shares a vision for a diverse and integrated church.
June 3, 2021
Reaching Whole Families, featuring Kate Eaglestone
How can we organise ourselves, as families and Worship Communities, to best love and serve everyone?
May 11, 2021
Sharing the Good News In A Changing World, featuring Gav. Calver (Evangelical Alliance)
Gav. encourages us to passionately hold out our unchanged but life-changing message of hope, to an increasingly uncertain and changeable world.
April 1, 2021
The Inner Life Of A Disciple, featuring Bishop Paul Bayes
Join Bishop Paul for an encouraging conversation about keeping on going, and keeping it simple, as we practice the Inner Journey of our Rule of Life (
February 25, 2021
Thriving In Leadership
Listen in to Anthony Clowes, Amy Wyatt and Lee Jennings as they reflect on what has kept them healthy and fruitful as Christian Leaders over the last three decades. "Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever."  (1 Corinthians 9:25). "Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor's crown except by competing according to the rules."  (2 Timothy 2.5)  "I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."  (Philippians 3.14)
February 5, 2021
Look out for 'The Joshua Sessions'
Starting on Monday the 4th January, we'll be hosting monthly opportunities for teams to pray together with other teams, in highly supportive, peer-to-peer, online environments. Pencil these in to your diaries for the first Monday of every month, from 8-9pm. Also, starting on Wednesday the 27th January, we'll be curating monthly opportunities for you to pick the brains of some national leaders, on a wide range of relevant issues. Pencil these sessions in to your diaries for the last Wednesday of every month, from 8-9pm again.  The Zoom link for both is the same: This will not change from month to month. We will be taking a break from both of these during the Summer and Christmas holidays seasons.
December 2, 2020
The Life Cycle of a Church Plant, featuring Josh Cockayne
Before we reboot the Joshua Centre podcast for 2021, with some exciting plans for learning together about church planting and multiplication, we wanted to interview Josh Cockayne about his stories about the life cycle of a church plant. Josh was involved in planting G2 Central, which was a church plant in the city centre of York. He is now serving as an assistant curate at St Andrew's Episcopal Church in the town of St Andrew's and as Lecturer in Analytical and Exegetical Theology at the University of St Andrew's.  For more info about the Joshua Centre visit and to find out more about G2 visit
November 27, 2020
Sustainability, featuring Steve Pierce
Will your congregation still be able to turn the lights on when the Joshua Centre funding runs out? What can you do to make sure that you are still going for many more years to come?
October 20, 2020
Urgency, featuring Frank Hinds
Urgency is about being brutally honest about our present reality. What the level of urgency is in our congregations? If it is not very high, do we need to do something about it? If so - why, what can we do, and how should we go about it?  
October 16, 2020
Leading New Congregations, featuring Ben Woodfield
Ben has been leading a church plant on a Council Estate in Bolton for the last 6 years, and is about to move on to start a new church plant in a different estate, entrusting the church his has been leading to others. Ben is also the Co-leader of the 'Antioch Network' in Manchester Diocese (, which has been set up to make disciples of Jesus by starting small churches in housing estates.
October 15, 2020
Vision, Leadership, Courage, featuring Anthony Clowes
In this episode, we are talking with Anthony Clowes, who has recently started working as a leadership coach at the Joshua Centre, about being courageous in our leadership and using sports, and our other hobbies, as tools for sharing the good news about Jesus. Anthony's email address is and our website is
October 5, 2020
Planting into Estates, featuring Duncan Petty
In this episode, we will be interviewing Duncan Petty, who for about sixteen years has been involved in leading Oaks, which is a church plant in Tanhouse estate in Skelmersdale. He shares about how he got involved and built community, and what he has learnt through his experience with Oaks. In recent years, the methodology of Oaks  has been inspired by Eugene Peterson's book The Contemplative Pastor and Seven Sacred Spaces by George Lings.
September 25, 2020
Steps of Faith, featuring Sharon Collins
This episode features Sharon Collins, who will be sharing about her experience as an urban evangelist with The Pop Up Church at a library in Blackburn. Jack Shepherd and Dan Rogers also have a conversation about how to encourage people to take steps forward in their relationship with Jesus. 
September 18, 2020
Improving Teamwork and Collaboration
In this week's episode of the Joshua Centre podcast, we will be continuing to think about the theme of the problem of participation and the challenge of collaboration by looking in more depth at how the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator can help us to lead new congregations. To find out about your personality type, check out and or email Dan Rogers for a test on
September 4, 2020
The Problem of Participation and the Challenge of Collaboration
How do we help people work together as teams? In this episode of the Joshua Centre Podcast, Jack Shepherd and Dan Rogers explore how in leadership we can reflect the attitude of Jesus, described in Philippians 2, rather than that of the Lone Ranger or Father Christmas. "Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names," (Philippians 2:3-9) "The key to developing godly ambition is to keep an eye on our motivations… we know when we are seeking promotion in order to validate ourselves or find significance we lack elsewhere. These are the moments to check in with our motivations and our reasons for doing what we do” (Bishop Emma Ineson) Emma has written Ambition: What Jesus Said About Power, Success and Counting Stuff (London: SPCK, 2019). The Methodist Covenant Prayer is available at To check out two of the tools we mentioned, go to or To find out more about the Joshua Centre, and to look at more of our resources, visit
August 28, 2020
Pointing People to the Good Shepherd
In this episode of the Joshua Centre podcast, Dan Rogers and Jack Shepherd talk about how to point people to Jesus, the Good Shepherd, rather than other leaders.  "Tell me, you whom I love, where you graze your flock and where you rest your sheep at midday. Why should I be like a veiled woman beside the flocks of your friends? If you do not know, most beautiful of women, follow the tracks of the sheep and graze your young goats by the tents of the shepherds." (Song of Songs 1:7-8) The Declarations from the liturgy of ordination can be found at To find out more about the Joshua Centre, and to look at more of our resources, visit
August 21, 2020
How to Build a Leadership Team
In the first episode of the Joshua Centre podcast, Dan Rogers and Jack Shepherd discuss practical principles about relating to senior leaders and building effective teams for leading new worshipping communities.
August 11, 2020
Here is a quick introduction to our podcast. For more information about the Joshua Centre, visit
July 1, 2020