Daniel Im

Daniel Im (@danielsangi) is the Director of Church Multiplication for NewChurches.com at LifeWay Christian Resources. He is a Teaching Pastor at The Fellowship, a multisite church in Nashville. He is the author of No Silver Bullets: Five Small Shifts that will Transform Your Ministry, and co-author of Planting Missional Churches: Your Guide to Starting Churches that Multiply (2nd ed) with Ed Stetzer. He also co-hosts the New Churches Q&A Podcast, the 5 Leadership Questions Podcast, and a brand new podcast with his wife on marriage and parenting called the IMbetween Podcast. He has an 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. Visit Danielim.com to learn more.

About Daniel Im

Daniel Im (@danielsangi) is the Director of Church Multiplication for NewChurches.com at LifeWay Christian Resources. He is a Teaching Pastor at The Fellowship, a multisite church in Nashville. He is the author of No Silver Bullets: Five Small Shifts that will Transform Your Ministry, and co-author of Planting Missional Churches: Your Guide to Starting Churches that Multiply (2nd ed) with Ed Stetzer. He also co-hosts the New Churches Q&A Podcast, the 5 Leadership Questions Podcast, and a brand new podcast with his wife on marriage and parenting called the IMbetween Podcast. He has an 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. Visit Danielim.com to learn more.

Episode 70: Autonomy and Centralization Issues for Multisite Churches

Decision rights, celebrating the right thing, and how campuses can become autonomous.

Episode 68: Marriage and The Weight of Leadership

Learn more about marriage, pastoral leadership, and certain issues that might come up along the way.

Episode 66: Productivity Hacks for Leadership and Ministry

Learn tips, tools, and personal hacks for leadership, social media, and ministry.

Episode 65: Self-Sufficiency, Survivability, and Financial Expectations

Learn more about self-sufficiency, survivability, and the financial expectations for a new church.

Episode 64: Debt, Finances, and Pastoral Leadership

What are the implications of having debt and planting a church? Learn about the nuts and bolts.

Episode 63: Does the House Church Model Work in the West?

Learn about the missiological implications of house churches, simple churches, and organic churches.

Episode 62: Dumping, Delegating, or Developing

Moving from warm bodies to weekly volunteers for the launch of your church. Learn about leadership development.

Episode 61: Revitalization vs Planting vs Multisite

Are you a revitalizer, a planter, or a campus pastor? Learn about the differences.

Episode 60: Multisite, Multiplication, and Rural Implications

Vision, finances, direction, leadership, and other elements that are important for a multisite strategy.

Episode 59: Preaching Tips, Series Ideas, and Launch Day

Learn more about preaching, using sermon series’, and what’s unique about preaching on your launch day.

Episode 58: Preaching, Campuses, and The Pastor’s Presence

Preaching pastors, teaching pastors, campus pastors, senior pastors, and presence.

Episode 57: The Issue with Conflict

What happens when you don’t deal with conflict head on? What if you let it fester on your team?

Episode 56: Where Should You Plant?

Distance, direction, proximity, and more. Learn a rubric to help you determine where you should plant.

Episode 55: Unconventional Service Times

What happens when people don’t want to give up their Sunday mornings? Learn how to reach them with your church.

Episode 54: Ed Stetzer and Critical Knowledge

Learn about The 5 Things Every Church Planter Needs to Know from Ed Stetzer.

Episode 53: Ed Stetzer and 30 Years of Planting

Learn about The Secrets I’ve Learning From 30 Years of Church Planting from Ed Stetzer.

Episode 52: Derwin Gray and Multi-Ethnic Planting

Learn about Planting and Leading a Multi-Ethnic Church from Derwin Gray, who is the Founding and Lead Pastor of Transformation Church.

Episode 51: Shawn Lovejoy and Core Groups

Learn about Developing Your Core Group from Shawn Lovejoy, who is the Directional Leader of CourageToLead.com.

Episode 50: Jeff Vanderstelt and Missional Living

Learn about Missional Living as a Church Planter from Jeff Vanderstelt from Soma, who is now the Lead Teaching Pastor at Doxa Church.

Episode 49: Marketplace Jobs and Bivocational Ministry

Learn about the subtle dynamics, the advantages, and the disadvantages to bivocational church planting.

Episode 48: Partnerships, City Impact, and the Core

Building relationships, developing a core, and launching to impact your city.

Episode 47: Parachute Church Planting

Avoiding pitfalls, increasing survivability, and moving to another city to plant.

Episode 46: Home Groups, Community, and Campuses

How do you structure home groups and community life for your church? What about for multisite churches?

Episode 45: Raising Funds For Your Church

Raising funds, launching well, and growing your church to sustainability with outside money.

Episode 44: Targeting Specific Groups for Planting

How do you reach out to specific target groups? Who is God calling you to specifically minister to?

Episode 43: Leaders, Development, and Networks

Raising up leaders, creating and starting a network, and leveraging technology to train your leaders.

Episode 42: Should You Start a Second Service?

What’s the minimum viable product threshold for starting a second service? Learn about the process and what to do with your volunteers.

Episode 41: Recruiting Leaders and Motivating Them

What are the ways to grow the commitment and motivation level on your core team?

Episode 40: Does Formal Ministry Experience Matter?

Learn about the way competencies, ministry experience, and leadership development affects church planting.

Episode 39: What Prevents Multiplication?

What are the factors that prevent multiplication? Fear, failure, scarcity, relationships, bad math, and a lack of vision.

Episode 38: Best Practices for Children’s Ministry

Learn best practices for children’s ministry, how to choose the right curriculum, and the levels of biblical learning for children.

Episode 37: Transitioning in Ministry

Learn about the obstacles and benefits of transitioning from student ministry into church planting.

Episode 36: Best Practices for Video Teaching

Learn strategies and techniques for video teaching, stage setup, and broadcasting for your church.

Episode 35: Reverse Engineering Your Launch

Reverse engineering your launch process, strategies for roll-out, and developing your leaders.

Episode 34: Determining the Right Metrics for Success

What does success looks like for church plants and multisite churches? Learn about scorecards, accountability, and metrics for your church.

Episode 33: Relocating for Church Planting and Ministry

Is relocation necessary for church planting? Why do so many people do it?

Episode 32: Alternatives to Small Groups

Learn the dynamics of leading change and how to get to the root of an issue in small groups.

Episode 31: Keys To Training Leaders and Church Planters

Methods, models, markers, and milestones. Learn different ways to train your leaders and future church planters.

Episode 30: Daughter Churches, Governance, and Decisions

Learn about the nuts and bolts related to planting a daughter church or campus.

Episode 29: Preparing to Plant a Church

Are you considering planting a church? Learn what you can do now to get started.

Episode 28: Portable Location or Permanent Facility?

Renting, leasing, or owning. How does this affect your church plant or campus?

Episode 27: Making an Impact on your Community

Learn how to build relationships, develop your reputation, and increase your impact on your community.

Episode 26: Ways to Create a Culture of Team

Should you use competition to develop your team? Or is there a better way to increase productivity and teamwork?

Episode 25: Developing a Leadership Team

Volunteers, part-time, or full-time staff? What does the ideal leadership team look like in a church plant?

Episode 24: Central Services and Budgeting Tips

What does a multisite church budget look like? How do central services come into play?

Episode 23: How to Break Through the 125 Growth Barrier

What do you need to know and how should you allocate your time to break through the 125 barrier?

Episode 22: How to Sustain and Thrive in Ministry over the Long Haul

Failing to plan is planning to fail. Learn tools and ideas to develop a rhythm and rule of life for your ministry.

Episode 21: The Nuts and Bolts of Small Groups

Learn how to structure your small groups and ensure that mission isn’t relegated to an afterthought.

Episode 20: Missional Living, Models, and Discipleship

Learn how to better integrate mission into the everyday rhythms of your church.

Episode 19: Emotionally and Spiritually Healthy Church Planters

Learn tips and tricks to stay emotionally and spiritually healthy as a church planter and pastor.

Episode 18: Celebrity Pastors, Video Preaching, and Leadership Development

Video venue campuses need to have a solid leadership development process.

Episode 17: The Future of Bivocational Church Planting

What’s on the horizon for bivocational church planting?

Episode 16: Engaging Multiple Cultures

Learn about different strategies, methods, and ideas to engage the multiple cultures in your city.

Episode 15: The Worst Time to Plant a Church

Is there ever a bad time to plant a new church?

Episode 14: Small Town vs Big City Church Planting and Multisite

What’s unique about church planting and multisite in smaller towns?

Episode 13: Becoming a Multiplying Church

Are you going to be strategic or opportunistic in multiplying your church?

Episode 12: Increasing Your Public Presence

Learn some surefire ways to increase the public presence of your church.

Episode 11: Growth Barriers in Church Planting

Learn how to breakthrough the 35, 75, 125, and 200 barriers in church planting.

Episode 10: Contextualization for Church Multiplication

Where should you plant or start a campus? Learn insights about contextualization and leadership.

Episode 9: Bivocational and Missional Church Planting

Learn about bivocational ministry, reaching the lost, and sustainability.

Episode 8: Being Banished to the Kids Table

Learn how words build worlds. Language matters for your vision and your church.

Episode 7: Launch Teams and Vision Hijackers

Learn about the nuts and bolts of launch teams, as well as the importance of vision, and the danger of vision hijackers.

Episode 6: Dealing with the Mothership

Learn about the common issues that arise in multisite churches.

Episode 5: Growing From The Outside In

What methods or events do you find most effective for evangelism in a post-Christian context?

Episode 4: Your Church’s Social Media Strategy

How to develop a social media strategy for your church, and what’s the difference between centralization and decentralization?

Episode 3: Fundraising That Works

Learn about raising support, developing partners, and finding funding for your church plant.

Episode 2: Church Planting, Multisite, and Hybrids

What’s the difference between church planting, multisite, and hybrid models?

Episode 1: Pitfalls, Landmines, and Blind Spots in Church Planting

What are the most common pitfalls, landlines, and blind spots in church planting?

Episode 0: Introducing the New Churches Q&A Podcast

What is the NewChurches.com Q&A Podcast? How does it work? How do I submit a question?