Mar 27 • 1HR 6M

Episode 136: A Church Grows Again in Odessa with Dawn Darwin Weaks

A century old church in West Texas finds new life and a new name.

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“We know how to be a Disciple in a town full of Baptists.” That was what the head of the search committee said to Pastor Dawn Darwin Weaks they asked her and her husband to consider being co-pastors at First Christian Church in Odessa, Texas. Their saying yes to the church put both pastors and the congregation on a journey of revitalization, renewal, and a renaming: from First Christian Church to Connection Christian Church.

In this episode, I talk to Dawn about the story of Connection, her book which chronicles the journey, and how long-established Mainline Protestant churches can find new life and new mission if they listen to the movements of the Holy Spirit.

Show notes

Connection Christian Church of Odessa

Dawn’s Webpage

Breakthrough: Trusting God for Big Change in Your Church (Dawn’s Book)

Episode 132 with Ben Crosby






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