Where Am I Supposed to Plant? How to Discern and then Explore

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Featuring Sean Cronin, Patrick Bradley, & Obe Arellano

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Episode 2 — Where Am I Supposed to Plant? How to Discern and then Explore

Church planters looking to engage their community with the gospel need to learn to see their community through God’s eyes. They must study the context where they’re planting. They must learn people’s lifestyles, worldviews, and idols in order to effectively share the gospel with them. they’ll be able to effectively communicate the gospel in that context.

How do church planters go about studying their context and exegeting their community? Find out how with Obe Arellano, Executive Director of Exponential Español, and Passion for Planting.

Featured Guest

Obe Arellano

Executive Director, Exponential Español

Michael Carrion

Senior Pastor & General Overseer of the Promised Land Covenant Churches

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Featured Guest

Obe Arellano

Obe Arellano is the Executive Director of Exponential Español and the Latin America Region Director for NewThing Network.

In 2010, he planted the Aurora Campus, Community Christian Church'a first bilingual campus. He is passionate about leadership and being a catalyst for a movement of reproducing Latino churches.

Obe gets his exercise by playing basketball a couple times a week. He loves eating any kind of food, but his favorite is his mom's enchiladas! Obe and his wife Jacqueline live in Aurora, IL.

Michael Carrion

Michael is the Senior and planting pastor of Promised Land Covenant Church, a missional church in the North and South Bronx. He also serves Redeemer City to City, recruiting and training church planters in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens. He has 25 years of experience in urban ministry, with specific focus and gifting in urban church planting, designing and leading urban charter schools and launching national social justice movements. Michael has received national recognition from the US Government for his work in urban centers, specifically throughout New York City, and has consulted for a variety of church- and faith-based organizations.


Sean Cronin

Sean Cronin works on staff with Passion for Planting — training, supporting, and equipping church planters. He also serves in various roles at New Life Christian Church located in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. He's a graduate of Ozark Christian College and Cincinnati Bible Seminary where he studied church planting and leadership. He then put his education to work by helping start churches in his hometown of Buffalo, NY. And yes, still roots for the Bills.

Patrick Bradley

An experienced practitioner in the practical nuts & bolts of planting churches, Patrick has directly supported scores of church planters since 2007. As a project manager for Passion for Planting, he walks alongside church planters during their 7- to 10-month prelaunch phase, helping them with everything from filing formation paperwork to plotting strategies and creating healthy systems for the new church. He helps planters put wheels on their vision so that it becomes reality.

We are better together!

“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”
John 17:22-23

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