Episode 314: Leadership Structure for Churches of 350-500

In this episode, Daniel and Todd discuss shifts in the leadership structure when reaching the 350-500 mark.

Episode 313: Leading a Small Church in a Global Context

Daniel and Ed discuss pastoring a small church in a global setting

Episode 312: Developing Your Launch Team Into Leaders

There’s a difference between leadership placement and leadership development

Episode 311: Advice for Aspiring Church Planters

Are you wired to be a church planter? Daniel and Ed give advice for aspiring church planters.

Episode 310: Elevating College Students

Daniel and Todd discuss opportunities churches have to develop college students and raise up leaders.

Episode 309: We Need Evangelistic Church Plants

Daniel and Ed discuss why evangelism should be the purpose of planting

Episode 308: Planting Where Healthy Churches are Scarce

How do you cast a vision to those have never experienced a healthy church?

Episode 307: Planting from the Diaspora

Daniel and Ed discuss church planting after living in the Diaspora.

Episode 306: Vision & Mission

What are the best ways or practices to implement your vision and actually see your mission achieved?

Episode 305: Multiplication at Every Level

There’s no way you can multiply your church without multiplying disciples.

Episode 304: Multisite vs Church Plants

Daniel and Todd discuss the pros and cons of going multisite versus starting new church plants.

Episode 303: Core Groups vs Launch Teams

The terminology, ‘core group’ and ‘launch team’ fundamentally mean something different.

Episode 302: Starting a Leadership Pipeline in Your Church

Daniel and Todd discuss how to start a leadership pipeline in your church plant.

Episode 301: Launching with Family Members

Daniel and Ed discuss the pros and cons of launching a church plant with family members.

Episode 300: A Glimpse Into the Lives of Ed Stetzer, Todd Adkins, and Daniel Im

Daniel, Ed, and Todd answer questions about their personal life, share some fears they have, and give helpful advice on ministry.

Episode 299: Who to Take With You in a New Church Plant

Daniel and Ed discuss launching a new church plant and assessing who to take with you.

Episode 298: Resourcing Your Core Team

Daniel and Todd discuss developing your core team in preparation for a launch.

Episode 297: The Church Growth Flywheel with Rich Birch

Daniel interviews author and church planter, Rich Birch, about multisite and church growth.  

Episode 296: Moving into a Permanent Facility

Daniel and Todd discuss moving into a permanent location and the benefits of two services.

Episode 295: Failed Church Plants

Daniel and Ed discuss church plant failures and processes to recover.

Episode 294: Interactive Church

Daniel and Todd discuss the pros and cons of interactive church.

Episode 293: Revitalizing vs Restarting a Dying Church

Daniel and Ed discuss the difference between revitalizing and restarting dying churches.

Episode 292: How Leadership Pipeline Relates to Multiplication

What does a leadership pipeline have to do with church multiplication? 

Episode 291: Collaborating with Established Churches

How do you get older churches to collaborate with your new church plant?

Episode 290: Advantages & Disadvantages to Planting in an Old Church

Never look a gift horse in the mouth…Unless it’s a church building, then you always should look.

Episode 289: Introducing Change to Your Church Plant

You can’t be with the ones you love, honey, love the one you’re with.

Episode 288: Worship Music

Musicians are servants that help to enhance people’s worship to the Lord.

Episode 287: Rural Church Planting

What does it look like to plant in a smaller community? 

Episode 286: Tools & Resources We’ve Been Using

Daniel and Todd discuss different tools and resources that they have been using lately. 

Episode 285: How to Help Your Spouse Be Prepared for Planting

How can I help my wife be prepared for church planting?

Episode 284: What We’ve Been Reading & Listening To

Daniel and Todd talk about inspiring books and podcasts they are listening to.

Episode 283: Parachute Planting

Daniel and Ed discuss ministering to the saints while you’re in the early stages of planting your church.

Episode 282: Overcoming the Barrier of Fear

Daniel and Todd discuss when to plant your first church and some of the barriers to multiplication.

Episode 281: Your First Offering

Should you give away your first offering? 

Episode 280: Your Call & God’s Timing

Where should you plant your church? 

Episode 279: Training a Launch Team

Daniel and Ed discuss developing a launch team for a missional attractional church.

Episode 278: One-On-One Meetings

Time is a person’s most valuable resource, so don’t waste it.

Episode 277: Dynamics of Growing Your Church

At what point do you go from meeting in your living room to opening up your church to the public? 

Episode 276: Moving from Addition to Multiplication

Daniel and Todd discuss how to curate a leadership pipeline with limited people and resources.

Episode 275: Leadership vs Discipleship

Discipleship is a long obedience in the same direction.

Episode 274: Maintaining Momentum as a Satellite Campus

Daniel and Todd discuss navigating how to transition from a broadcast campus to a satellite campus and vice versa

Episode 273: Convert Growth & Developing Self-Feeders

Daniel and Ed discuss convert growth and developing a deep and abiding passion for evangelism in your church community.

Episode 272: Shared Services

Daniel and Todd discuss shared spaces for multisite churches.

Episode 271: Merging with a Dying Church

Church mergers are not a good thing or a bad thing, they are a different thing.

Episode 270: Dynamics of Starting a Fourth Site

When starting your fourth campus, your strategy may change, but your vision and values should stay the same. 

Episode 269: Starting a New Church After a Split

If you got pushed out of your last church, and you decided to start another church in the same community, that’s not church planting. That’s a church split.  

Episode 268: Maturing on Mission

Discipleship is all about development as you go.

Episode 267: Engaging in Important Moral Issues

How should you respond to important moral issues happening in culture? 

Episode 266: Full-time vs. Part-time Bivocational

Daniel and Todd debate whether going full-time or part-time bivocational is more beneficial to your church.

Episode 265: Missional Discipleship

In a world that is balkanizing, what does it look like to have a universal mission? 

Episode 264: Contextualizing in an Urban Setting

Contextualization begins with understanding the culture and desperately wanting to reach it with the gospel. 

Episode 263: Bivocational Church Planting

What should your focus be when starting off as a bivocational church planter?

Episode 262: Changing the Dialogue About Bivocational Ministry

Bivocational ministry is not about doing two things poorly. It’s about leveraging all your life into one calling.

Episode 261: Positively Engaging a Community

You can’t really engage a community well unless you deeply love a community and its people.

Episode 260: Small Group Leader Reproduction and Development

The more ownership that exists within campuses, the more effectiveness, drive, and passion you will see emerge.

Episode 259: Building an Online Platform

Daniel and Ed discuss responsibly and effectively using online platforms as a pastor.

Episode 258: Reproducing Shepherds

How do you raise up leaders to bear the load of shepherding in a plant?

Episode 257: Financial Support Options for Church Plants

What are the best financial support options for funding a new church plant?

Episode 256: Direction vs Destination

Every church needs a pipeline and every person needs a pathway.

Episode 255: Tim Keller on The Vanishing Neighbor & Polarization

In cities today, people are dividing more often than uniting and coming together.

Episode 254: Relocating to a Different Venue

Daniel and Todd discuss the best venues for portable churches to experience optimal growth. 

Episode 253: Gentrification & Metropolitanization

In this episode, Tim Keller’s talks about the urban city trends of gentrification & metropolitanization.

Episode 252: Developing a Culture of Service

How do you help drive mission into the DNA of your church?

Episode 251: Reurbanization

Reurbanization calls for an increase of church plants within cities.

Episode 250: Funding Multisite

What does it cost to go multisite? 

Episode 249: When to Start Planting Again

You don’t want to lose the forward momentum of church planting.

Episode 248: Hard Talk in Bivocational Ministry

Hardships are necessary for God to teach you how to live like Him.

Episode 247: Why Bivocational Ministry?

Scott McConnell shares some facts about bivocational ministry and the implications it has on the future of church planting. 

Episode 246: Obstacles and Roadblocks of Replanting

Sometimes you have to let a church die and let something new be birthed.

Episode 245: Time Management for Bivocational Pastors

In this excerpt, Hugh Halter shares some practical life lessons and strategies for managing time when juggling work, church, and family. 

Episode 244: Moving to a New City

How do you make friends when you’re the new kid on the block? 

Episode 243: Finding the Right Venue

What are the best venue options for new church plants? 

Episode 242: Engaging with Visitors and Follow-Up

How do you make visitors feel welcome and like they belong?

Episode 241: Problematic Volunteers

Daniel and Todd discuss the, sometimes painful, task of navigating problematic volunteers. 

Episode 240: Missional Community Through Small Groups

Why do weekly worship services matter?

Episode 239: Metrics for Recruiting Volunteers

Daniel and Todd discuss developing intentional metrics, recruitment, and becoming a multiplying church.

Episode 238: Sermon Preparation

Daniel and Ed discuss message preparation, delivery, and evaluation

Episode 237: Developing a Core Team

People make time for what matters to them.  

Episode 236: Rural Church Planting

What does church growth and breaking barriers look like in a rural context?

Episode 235: Benefits of Being Portable

Why should your next multisite campus be portable?

Episode 234: Rental Fatigue

Life is full of surprises…and so is church planting. 

Episode 233: Planting a Portable Campus

How do you find the best location for a portable church?

Episode 232: Planting with a Multigenerational Approach

How do you encourage age diversity in your new campus? 

Episode 231: Reproducing Services

What systems need to be in place in order to reproduce 5-6 services at one site?

Episode 230: Community Outreach

Is door-to-door and street park evangelism more effective than relational evangelism? 

Episode 229: Campus Relocation

How do you get church members on board with relocating your campus?

Episode 228: What to Look for in a Facility

What kinds of things should you look for in a facility? 

Episode 227: Getting Churches to Partner Financially

You have people, leaders, and a vision. What about finances? 

Episode 226: Building a Lifespan Into a Church

Should church plants have expiration dates? 

Episode 225: Reaching Students as a Church Plant

Learn how to reach Generation Z as a church plant.

Episode 224: Monthly Preview Services

What’s an optimal schedule for preview services? 

Episode 223: Scalability

Scalable structure, scalable systems, and scalable ministry processes.

Episode 222: Ordination & Denominational Traditions

Can you plant a church without being ordained?

Episode 221: Same Church, Different Gatherings

Should you have separate gathering spaces to reach your community in different ways?

Episode 220: Mother-Daughter Church Plants

What does a healthy relationship between a mother-daughter church plant look like?

Episode 219: Passion, Skill, Wisdom

When should you plant a church after seminary? 

Episode 218: Church Revitalization

Learn how to introduce change to your church.

Episode 217: Am I too old to Plant a Church? 

How old is too old to be a church planter? 

Episode 216: Church Planting Assessments

How important are church planting assessments?

Episode 215: Leadership Pipeline (5LQ Special)

Why should you develop a leadership pipeline in your church? 

Episode 214: Person of Peace

How do you become a leader in your community and get people connected?

Episode 213: Spiritual Covering

Why does spiritual accountability matter for a church planter? 

Episode 212: Reaching the Unchurched

What does it look like to plant a church in a non-Christian society?

Episode 211: Leadership Pipeline & Discipleship Pathway

What is the connection between a Leadership Pipeline and a Discipleship Pathway?

Episode 210: Preventing Burnout for Volunteers

How do you prevent burnout for volunteers?

Episode 209: Small Group Training

How often should you meet to train your small group leaders? 

Episode 208: When to Plant Another Church

How do you know when it is time to plant another church? 

Episode 207: Parking, Structure, & Service Times

How do you work through obstacles such as parking and the flow of service when planting a new church? 

Episode 206: Communion

Should communion be open or closed? 

Episode 205: Church Planting in Australia

What can we learn from the Australian church planting scene? 

Episode 204: Long Distance Discipleship

How do you disciple your team from a distance?

Episode 203: Future Themes of Church Planting

What are some future themes to expect in church planting? 

Episode 202: The First 100 Days

What should your focus be in the first 100 days of your new church plant?

Episode 201: Small Groups that Multiply

How do you encourage multiplication amongst your small groups? 

Episode 200: The Future of Church Planting & Multisite

What’s next in church planting and multisite?

Episode 199: Revitalizing Dying Churches

Beauty from ashes–What would it look like if dying churches came together and became one church?

Episode 198: Planting with a Focus

How do you plant with a focus while avoiding exclusivity? 

Episode 197: Unity in Multisite Campuses

How do you cultivate unity as a church when you have multiple campuses?

Episode 196: Deciding Governance

Should deciding church governance be a solo or team effort?

Episode 195: Starting a Midweek Bible Study

You want to start midweek Bible Studies but don’t have enough teachers to teach. What then?

Episode 194: Second Chair Leadership

What makes a good Second Chair Leader? 

Episode 193: Contextualizing Multisite Campuses

What would it look like if every campus and church plant you start has a Kingdom-first mindset? 

Episode 192: Outreach Ideas for Children

What are some creative ways to evangelize to children?

Episode 191: Protecting Church Members from Burnout

How do you protect your church members from getting burnt out?

Episode 190: Relaunching an Existing Church

Is relaunching an existing church plant a good idea?

Episode 189: Leadership & Multiethnic Ministry

How do you keep your congregation unified when there is a language barrier?

Episode 188: Co-Planting

Is two better than one when it comes to church planters?

Episode 187: Finding a Location

What should you look for in a permanent location?

Episode 186: Unhealthy Churches

What defines an unhealthy church and how do you know when it’s time to leave?

Episode 185: Training Your Core Team

How should you train your core team?

Episode 184: Nuts and Bolts of Core Team Training

Pastor Ronnie Parrott dives into the nuts and bolts of core team training.

Episode 183: Membership & Mission

How does membership and mission relate to a core team?

Episode 182: Filter, Prep, Pray

Ronnie Parrott continues his talk on recruiting a launch team.

Episode 181: Recruiting a Launch Team

How do you recruit a solid launch team?

Episode 180: Succession (5LQ Special)

In this 5LQ Special, we talk with Mark Jobe about Succession, Leadership, and Vision.

Episode 179: Challenges of Adding a Location

Daniel and Todd talk about leadership challenges when launching a new location.

Episode 178: Filling the Role of the Campus Pastor

Learn about different tools to utilize when looking for a potential campus pastor.

Episode 177: Getting Organized

Organization is not your strong suit. Do you hire an Administrative Assistant?

Episode 176: Planting Churches in Resistant Areas

What methods and models should a church planter use when planting in a more resistant area?

Episode 175: Timeline, Takeovers, Team

What timeline and tasks should you follow when launching a new campus from a previously existing church?

Episode 174: Scaling a Mega Church Leadership Model

Learn how to transfer leadership development from a mega church model to a new church plant.

Episode 173: Starting a College Church Plant

How do you go about starting a church plant in a college area?

Episode 172: Evaluating Your Church’s Outreach

What ways can you measure the impact your church is making?

Episode 171: Small Churches Going Multisite

At what point should a small church consider becoming a multisite campus?

Episode 170: Raising Funds Post Launch

Your church has already launched, but you’re still in need of funds. What now?