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The Rob Skinner Podcast: Helping You Make This Life Count

Sep 2, 2022

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On this episode I talk to Kip and Bethany Harms from San Luis Obispo, California.  Kip and Bethany have planted many churches and have served in churches all over the US.  Most recently they took over a church that hadn’t had professional leadership in fifteen years and helped it grow by 50% since they took over.  Listen as they talk about how to:

  • Overcome setbacks and disappointment in the ministry
  • How to keep the passion burning for Christ at all ages
  • What they’ve learned after planting many new churches
  • How to approach, lead and make grow a church that has experienced division and lack of professional leadership for years

More about Kip and Bethany:

Kip and Bethany were married in Boston, and sent out on the Honolulu mission planting in 1989 as interns. In 1991 they planted the Hilo church on the Big Island of Hawaii. In 1993 they were asked to move to Los Angeles to plant a Church in Santa Barbara. They also planted churches in San Luis Obispo and helped lead in the East Region until 2003. Kip and Bethany moved to Harrisburg Pa in 2003 and worked secular jobs until 2007. At that time they were asked to return to the
ministry and lead a Church planting to Penn State Univ. In 2011 they were asked to lead the Church in Salt Lake City. In 2016 They moved to help the work in Los Angeles. Then in 2018 They were asked to lead the church in San Luis Obispo. Kip and Bethany have two sons and one daughter, all are married. They are expecting their first grand baby girls in December.