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

Be Missional, Not Superficially Contextual

Some versions of missional are simply a new form