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October 1, 2015

State of Church Planting in the U.S. 2015 Report

By Daniel Im

Church Planting Matters.

In fact, it matters greatly. First of all, the Church matters because it’s Christ’s bride. Beyond that though, church planting specifically matters because the Church is God’s intended vehicle to advance the gospel and grow believers into the image of Jesus.

Because church planting matters, it’s important that we know the current state of church planting. What’s happening? Are we succeeding? What trends and movements are shaping church planting? The survey results you see in this report represent the largest, most thorough survey done yet on church planting in the U.S. since 2007 (The Canadian version of this report is available here).

Download the full exclusive report here.


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.


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