The Making Sunday Happen Podcast | Episode 292

Grace Valley – A Church Plant Case Study with Matt McMorris

Show Notes

Show Notes:

This Week on the show we welcome our good friend Matt McMorris.

Matt is a church planter and the Lead Pastor of Grace Valley Church in Wisconsin.

We’re going to talk about how to lead church plants and smaller churches.
We are going to do a case study of Grace Valley – which runs about 30 members or so on a Sunday and growing.

We’ll answer questions like
How does a church of 30 do it?
What are some affordable ways that they have excellent quality on a very small budget?
How are they live-streaming?
How are they reaching people in their community?
What does their Sunday look like?

This and more on the episode today!


  • What did starting a church plant look like?
  • What does a Sunday morning look like? How do are you Making Sunday Happen?
  • What does your online presence look like? Resources, Streaming, Social Media?
  • Is it hard to not be jealous of other churches?
  • How do you create high quality Worship Experiences on a smaller budget?
  • How did COVID affect your congregation?
  • How have you grown through the last year?
  • What advice or help would you give to other church planters?


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