Episode 8 – Starting Churches in the San Francisco Bay Area

When Dr. Linda Bergquist came to faith as a young adult, she naturally began planting churches. She has been doing so ever since and has been mobilizing and mentoring church planters in San Francisco. Dr. Bergquist combines her years of experience and sharp, insightful thinking for the sake of the kingdom.

Time stamps

  • 1:30 – Tell us about yourself
  • 4:20 – Tell us about the city where you live
  • 5:50 – How do people relate to their city?
  • 9:35 – What are some commonalities that you see planting in urban contexts?
  • 13:48 – Can you describe the challenges of planting in a post-Christian city?
  • 19:00 – Urban church models
  • 23:00 – Books related to church models
  • 24:00 – What have you learned about culture and church planting?
  • 27:50 – What advice would you give to people just getting started in church planting?
  • 30:00 – What are some resources that you would recommend?
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    Guest Bio

    Linda has been involved in church planting for 38 years, 36 of which have been in urban areas. She is currently a church planting catalyst for the North American Mission Board and has served as an adjunct professor in several seminaries. She co-authored the following books:


    This episode was hosted by Michael Crane and produced by Radius Global Cities Network and Scott Slucher.