Financial resources for church planting never seem to go far enough.
In this episode, Rev. Todd Kollbaum, Director of Rural and Small Town Mission, joins hosts Rev. Dr. Steven Schave, Director of LCMS Church Planting, and Rev. Dr. Mark Larson, Manager of Church Planting in the Mission Field: USA initiative, to explore the challenges and benefits of a church planter holding a job in addition to planting a church.
About Rev. Todd Kollbaum: Pastor Kollbaum currently serves as Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church Madison, NE as well as Director of LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission. He was installed at Trinity on July 28th of 2019 and has served as Director of LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission since April 1, 2013. Prior to that call, he served as Senior Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cole Camp, MO.
Pastor has been happily married to Angela Kollbaum for over 30 years. They are blessed with five children, three of whom are now married. Zachary (Clarissa), Jordan (Stephanie) and Emily (Dylan), Ryan (a Senior at Concordia University Nebraska) and Abigail (a Sophomore at Lutheran High Northeast in Norfolk, NE). They are also blessed to be grandparents to 2 year old Theodore Andrew born to Jordan and Steph and one year old Calvin Edward and 4 month old Elliot Neil born to Zach and Clarissa.
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The “Mission Field: USA – Church Planting” podcast series, provided by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Office of National Mission, offers a theological background and best practices for launching new congregations and ministries within a Lutheran framework.