The PP Podcast: Ryan Couch

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  1. Sarah says:


  2. Sarah says:

    Ryan, I really like what you say about preparing your family. This wasn’t something that you just woke up and thought was a good idea…this was clearly something that God has called you to as a lifestyle and that incorporates your family. Knowing the vision God has called you to as a family. Blessings on your wife!

    Also, the idea that you are not the ultimate for a given church, in the sense of your leaving to plant a new work. I think that’s pretty great, to teach the congregation that you are not what holds that church together and being called to another work does not diminish the work God is doing in Prineville.

    Good stuff…Michael congrats on the first podcast. Well done!

  3. Sarah says:

    Okay…one more comment. Ryan, I think it is actually a good thing that you have someone pastoring who has severed a bit of your relationship from Prineville. (Can you tell I’m commenting while listening!). If you had your wish and someone was pastoring who you had raised up, you would still be connected to that work in an intregal way, and could be pulled back in to some of the leadership issues and just the heart to care for that church. Having someone come in who is not under your leadership and has severed that relationship as a pastor, not as a friend, gives you the freedom to place your affection, passion and focus on the new work.

    Just a thought.

  4. Sarah says:

    Now I’ll sit on my hands and let someone else comment 😉 How do I drink coffee while sitting on my hands?!

  5. Tim says:

    Just so that Sarah’s comments won’t be so alone here… 🙂

    I’m looking forward to hearing more about the Missio Dei change. When I saw the announcement about it a few days back, it took me a bit by surprise.

  6. Tim says:

    Also – it’s good to finally hear the voice of the elusive Michael Newnham. 😉

  7. jlo says:

    How do I drink coffee while sitting on my hands?!

    With a straw.

  8. jlo says:

    Great interview.

  9. JimB says:

    Michael and Ryan,

    Good interview. I am praying for the new church plant Ryan and trusting that God will work out all of the details to bring this together according to His will. You have a tremendous amount of energy and God is using you mightily. Keep up the good work!

  10. Sister Christian says:


    Very good words regarding the family participation involved with the move and new church plant.

  11. BrianD says:

    Good to hear from Ryan and Michael both (that sounds like some obscure Office reference), and to get a glimpse into the world of a church planter. Ryan, looking forward to catching up with you in a couple of weeks!

  12. ryan couch says:

    Hey guys…thanks for the kind words! I appreciate each one of you greatly.

  13. DA Armstrong says:

    I have to say, I’m very excited to see and hear about Ryan’s new work. I almost wish I was in the Fort Collins area on the 1st Wednesday of the Month. Theology Pub sound exciting. I wish I could implement it here at my own church, but I think it would cause too much controversy.

  14. Reuben says:

    Couch Potato, I am absolutely proud of you dude. It is a bummer that you got to Colorado right about the time I left for VA, but I am excited to see what God does through the fam there!

  15. ryan couch says:

    Rubes…thanks for the love my man. When you come back to visit family we must connect.

  16. Reuben says:

    Plan man!

  17. Brandi says:

    Ryan I enjoyed the interview and I am excited about the mission here in Fort Collins! Can’t wait to see what the Lord has next and want to help make Jesus famous 🙂

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