Maintaining a Passion (Love) for the Community Where God has Placed You (Episode 5)


Vision leaks. Followers need to hear the vision over and again. Leaders can also leak. Church planters know what it’s like to lead, serve, organize, and problem solve. In the midst of leaky leaders and leaking vision, how do you maintain passion for the community? Listen in as these church planters share their own practical wisdom and experience.


Jeff Olive ( has served as a pastor in the Texas Annual Conference for the past 15 years. Currently he is the Director of New Church Development overseeing the formation of new congregations throughout the Conference. Prior to his current appointment he planted and pastored a growing new congregation called Dayspring UMC in Tyler, Texas. He continues to coach and consult with a number of church planters in several Annual Conferences and serves as Editor of the Seedbed Church Planter Collective.