Anyone considering church planting needs to recognize the joys and challenges that come with this Great Commission task. Listen in as SendNC church planters discuss what it takes to plant a church and reach the lost.

In this episode of the N.C. Baptists podcasts, Church Planting Strategist Antoine Lassiter sits down with church planters Ramone Bellagamba, Femi Oke and Andrew Browder as they discuss their calling to church planting, the challenges they have faced as they plant and what makes this calling from God worth it in the end.

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Podcast Highlights:

  • “I think it’s important to become a person of peace in your context — you have to love neighbors well …. They have to see you as someone that is really for the common good, that you really are the advocate in your space, that you’re also willing to serve anyone.” (12:14)
  • “It’s a privilege to be called to do God’s work, and I think that it’s been a privilege to see someone come into our group. And then seeing them the way they are now, we can see the evidence of God’s work in their life. I think that it’s humbling. It’s also encouraging to see that happen.”  (16:21)
  • “It’s not your gifts, it’s not your abilities, it’s not all the things you’ve cultivated that build the church.” (20:50)
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  • Connect with other church planters at the 2024 Disciple-Making Conference on Feb. 27 in Charlotte. To register for the conference, visit
  • Click here to learn more about the upcoming SendNC Gathering “From Here to There.”