Discover what challenges church plants are facing in 2020, specifically in the areas of women in church leadership, and how they’re overcoming them. Mark MacDonald and Lisa Bennett discuss the victories church plants are discovering and how to grow your engagement with people in your church and community.
Mark MacDonald is the Sr. Church Brand Strategist for Be Known for Something (a nationwide ministry branding agency) and also Executive Director of Center for Church Communication (10,000 churches). He motivates churches to become relevant in their community and is the bestselling author of Be Known For Something. For 30+ years, Mark has served as Sr. Creative Director in one of Eastern Canada’s largest agencies, led his own Church Branding Agency in NC, and most recently served as Communication Pastor for 3000+ Florida Baptist churches. He’s written 800+ church communication articles and is pursued to speak at church workshops and conferences.
Lisa Bennett is a story lover who grew up a Preacher’s Kid. She fell in love with and married her college crush, then set off for eight years of ministry. From there she became involved with Church Planting, which led her to this current spot on the timeline – another 16 years down the road with lots more stories to tell. Lisa is a pancreatic cancer survivor who fully understands the weight of that statement. Currently Partnering with her husband, Jeff, on the Bennett Front of Global Engagement (i.e. life and all its demands), overseeing the on-line education of our youngest, and hosting the Stadia Bloom: Plant Strong Podcast. She treasures the fact that my favorite people ever, Madi and Macy, call her mom.