Brandon Shields

Brandon Shields, a Regular Contributor to For The Church, is the founding and Lead Pastor of Soma Church located in midtown Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the happy husband to Emily and daddy to their four children - James, Cooper, Lilly Claire, and Hadley. Brandon has published several journal articles and contributed to a book on family ministry, and received both his MDiv and Ph.D from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Feb 17

One Thing: Brandon Shields by Brandon Shields

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing you would say is most important for the future of church planting?

Jan 15

Brandon Shields on Church Planting in a Hostile Culture by Brandon Shields

What do church planters need to know about planting in a hostile culture?

Jun 3

When The Pastoral Thrill Is Gone by Brandon Shields

Let the thrill of ministry die away, and seek the presence of the thrill-giver through communion, solitude, service, and contentment, and you will find a world of new thrills all the time.

May 14

Bearing Fruit in a World That Hates You by Brandon Shields

After reading several dozen church planting manuals over the past few years, I’ve yet to see one with a chapter entitled, “Don’t freak out, they’re just gonna hate you.”