The Author

Jonathan Dodson (MDiv, ThM) is the founding pastor of City Life Church in Austin, Texas, which he started with his wife, Robie, and a small group of people. They have three children. He is also the founder of and author of a number of books, including The Unbelievable Gospel, Gospel-Centered Discipleship, and Here in Spirit (fall 2018)He enjoys listening to The War on Drugs, watching sci-fi, and going for walks.

Don’t Plant a Church If You’re Not a Pastor

A church planter must not neglect his responsibility to be a good shepherd.

What Pastors Need to Know About ‘Nones’

The recent rise of “religious nones” in the U.S.

When Pastoring Gets in the Way

Church planter: pastoral ministry is not a hindrance to

Why the Missional Church Isn’t Enough

The missional church in the United States is not missional enough. The local focus of mission is shortsighted. If we only make disciples who

Be Missional, Not Superficially Contextual

Some versions of missional are simply a new form of church growth that caters to consumer Christianity.