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Multiply the Mission

In Matthew 28, we see Jesus Christ’s clear vision for the church, “To go into all the world and make disciples.” This is the mission that drives us, and if you’re reading this, odds are it drives you, too. That’s why we want to join you as you multiply the mission. 

While Jesus Christ, Himself, blessed this mission, the simple truth is that multiplication is complicated, and the day-to-day of church life is filled with complicated decisions, financial constraints, and the frequent anxiety of, Are we going to make it?

NewChurches.com wants to help you build a strong foundation by connecting you with top experts in the field of church planting and multisite ministry, and by regularly providing you with the resources, information, and community you need to thrive. 

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DANIEL IM

Daniel Im (@danielsangi) is the Director of Church Multiplication for NewChurches.com and LifeWay Christian Resources. He is a Teaching Pastor at The Fellowship, a multisite church in Nashville. He is also the co-author of Planting Missional Churches: Your Guide to Starting Churches that Multiply (2nd ed) with Ed Stetzer. He has a M.A. in Global Leadership and has served and pastored in church plants and multisite churches ranging from 100 people to 50,000 people in Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, Korea, Edmonton, and Nashville.

He is passionate about the local church, and loves to be a part of creating the systems, strategies, tools, and resources to help new churches get planted, campuses get started, and catalyze churches towards multiplication. With his experience in both church planting and multisite, he will be able to provide you with insight to help you take that next step. Daniel is also a Gallup Strengths Performance Coach and loves to help people discover their strengths to help them move further faster. Visit Danielim.com to learn more.

ED STETZER

Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., (@edstetzer) holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair for Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College. Ed also serves as the Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton, and as chair of the Evangelism and Leadership Program in the Graduate School. Ed is a prolific author, and well-known conference speaker. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written a dozen books and hundreds of articles.

Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USAToday and CNN. He is also the Executive Editor of The Gospel Project, which is used by over 1 million individuals each week. As of Fall 2015, Stetzer co-hosts BreakPoint This Week, a radio broadcast that airs on over 400 media outlets. He also serves the teaching pastor at Christ Fellowship, a multi-cultural megachurch in Miami, Florida.

Author Community

Todd Adkins

Director of Leadership at LifeWay where he is passionate about helping churches build a Leadership Pipeline and training pathways for every role in the church. Former XP at McLean Bible Church.

Shawn Lovejoy

Directional Leader of CouragetoLead.com, former founding and Lead Pastor of Mountain Lake Church, and husband to Tricia. Author of Measure of Our Success and Be Mean (About the Vision).

Mark DeYmaz

Founding pastor of Mosaic Church in Little Rock, AR, and a co-founder of the Mosaix Global Network. Author of Building a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church and many more.

Linda Bergquist

Church planter catalyst in the San Francisco Bay Area for 20 years. She also teaches, writes and blogs about church planting. Author of Church Turned Inside Out and The Wholehearted Church Planter.

Micah Fries

Senior Pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN and is a frequent speaker in churches and conferences. He served as a pastor in Missouri and an international church planter in West Africa.

Bill Hogg

National Missiologist for the C2C Network, serves as part of the Arrow Leadership Ministries faculty, and a published author who has written books on prayer and on youth culture.

JR Woodward

Church planter, activist, missiologist and author of Creating a Missional Culture. Serves as the National Director for the V3 Church Planting Movement and co-founded Missio Alliance.

Phil Metzger

Senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Budapest, as well as, the ministry director of Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe. He oversees Calvary church plants throughout Eastern Europe, Ethiopia, and Nigeria.

Drew Hyun

Church Planter and Pastor of Hope Church Midtown, as well as the Founding Pastor of Hope Church NYC, a family of diverse churches in NYC. He has lived and pastored in New York for the past 15 years.

Rich Perez

Lead Pastor of a growing church in the Uptown section of Manhattan in NYC. He studied under Redeemer's pastoral incubator program, and is the author of Mi Casa Uptown: Learning to Love Again.

Annie B. Garman

Pastor’s wife at Pillar Church in Northern Virginia and mother to four excitable girls, story-teller, neighbor, and author of Unexpected Grace: When Your Child is Born With Half a Heart.

Stephen Smith

Gathering Pastor at Houston’s First Baptist Church where he coaches four teams: Music, Multisite, Media, and Marketing.

Chris Kouba

Chris Kouba is the lead Pastor at the North Campus of Prestonwood Baptist Church, a husband, father to four children, and committed follower of Christ.

Scott Sanders

Works with church leaders throughout Australia to see new churches established in his role as Executive Director of the Geneva Push, an Australian church-planting network.

Jorge Mendoza

Teaching Pastor at BluePrint Church and a Church Planting Catalyst with NAMB in the Urban Initiatives Group. He's pastored established churches and church planted.

Ben Connelly

Started and now co-leads The City Church in Fort Worth, TX, and directs church planting for the Soma family of churches across North America. Author of A Field Guide for Everyday Mission.

Adam Mabry

Lead Pastor of Aletheia Church in Boston, MA. He speaks extensively on church planting and coaches various planters around the world within the Every Nation family of churches.

Shelley G. Trebesch

Consultant, trainer, seminar leader, former Capacity Development VP for Prison Fellowship Intl, former Assistant Prof of Leadership and Org Development at Fuller Theological Seminary.

John Muzyka

Senior Director at Service Realty in Plano, Texas. Focuses on serving church plants and multisite churches as they pursue facilities to launch new churches and campuses.

Mark Dance

Director of LifeWay Pastors. Pastored for 27 years and serves pastors by speaking at conferences and seminars, as well as hosting Pastor Date Nights and Roundtables.

Derek Hanna

Derek Hanna lives in Brisbane Australia, where he planted a church 10 years ago and now works as the director of training for Geneva Push, an Australian church planting network.

Mike Kelsey

Pastor of McLean Bible Church’s Montgomery County Campus in Rockville, MD. He has a passion to advance the Gospel in multiethnic contexts.

Kadi Cole

With nearly 30 years of ministry experience, Kadi serves on the Senior Leadership Team of Christ Fellowship Church where she trains leaders and works with ministry strategic development.

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