Learning to Gather: An Essential Church Planting Skill

In episode 17 of the How to Plant a Healthy Church Podcast, Mike Turrigiano shares about the essential competencies for church planters to thrive and be healthy.


Mike Turrigiano

Respected Vineyard Teacher and Leader

Multiply Vineyard

Helping Vineyard churches fulfill their God-given call to multiply.



Are you wondering what it actually takes to plant a church? Are you asking if you have the skills to do this thing? Listen to this conversation with Mike Turrigiano about the essential competencies for church planters to thrive and be healthy.

Our Guest

Mike Turrigiano | The Main and The Plain

Mike Turrigiano has been planting churches, raising up leaders, and equipping churches for over four decades. Mike began his Christian walk as part of the Teen Challenge program in Brooklyn, NY in 1971. As a result, he worked for Teen Challenge under, Don & David Wilkerson, throughout the 1970s running and starting a church. In 1979 the Turrigianos met John Wimber (who was then a church growth consultant) and began dreaming about starting what would be a Vineyard church in NYC. Since then they have done just that.

He and his wife, Char have become spiritual parents to many in the ministry today around the world. The Lord has called them to focus their energy full time on coaching, equipping, and caring for ministry leaders and their churches with their organization The Main and The Plain.

The Turrigianos have been married for 45 years. They live in Brooklyn, New York and have two sons, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. They enjoy relaxing and having dinner with friends.

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