Episode 495: Navigating COVID-19 as a Church Plant

Daniel and Ed discuss navigating COVID-19 as a church plant.

Episode 493: Hopes for Church Planting

In Episode 493 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss their hopes for the future of church planting. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: How the missional church movement is being influenced by COVID-19 Why waiting on the Lord is important during this time  Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches): “I think more churches are being planted […]

Episode 487: When is the Best Time to Plant a Church?

Daniel and Ed discuss timing for church planting.

Episode 485: A Template for Coaching Leaders (with Bob Logan)

Daniel and Bob Logan discuss coaching leaders for ministry and for personal growth.

Episode 484: The Future of Multisite Churches

Daniel and Todd discuss what multisite churches will look like in the future.

Episode 480: COVID-19 and the Future of Church Planting and Multisite (with Josh Gagnon)

Daniel and Josh Gagnon, lead pastor of Next Level Church, discuss what the future of multisite and church planting will look like post COVID-19.

Episode 477: Vision Highjackers

Daniel and Ed discuss vision highjackers when you are recruiting a launch team.

Episode 475: Current Pitfalls, Landmines, and Blindspots in Church Planting

Daniel and Ed discuss current pitfalls, landmines, and blindspots in church planting.

Episode 473: Discerning a Call

Daniel and Ed discuss the process of discerning a call to church planting.

Episode 467: Am I Called to Be a Church Planter?

Daniel and Ed discuss discerning a call for church planting.

Episode 461: 5 Ways We Need to Invest in Church Planting, Part 2

Daniel and Ed continue to discuss five ways we need to invest in church planting.

Episode 459: 5 Ways We Need to Invest in Church Planting, Part 1

Daniel and Ed discuss five ways we need to invest in church planting.

Episode 458: Church Staffing Considerations

Daniel and Todd discuss what you need to consider about staffing whether you are launching a church plant or a campus.

Episode 457: Church Planting in 2020

Daniel and Ed discuss the 2014 church planting study and how it can affect how churches function in 2020.

Episode 454: The Difference in Multiplying and Reproducing

Daniel and Todd discuss what multiplication looks like.

Episode 453: Maintaining a Church Plant Feel

Daniel and Ed discuss how a church should approach keeping a new church plant feel.

Episode 452: I Want to Plant a Church. How Do I Tell My Pastor?

Daniel and Todd discuss how to approach a conversation with your lead pastor about your interest in church planting.

Episode 448: Effective Ways to Approach Church Growth

Daniel and Todd discuss the most effective ways to grow a church.

Episode 445: Church Planting in Cities

Daniel and Ed discuss a city approach to church planting.

Episode 444: A Church Plant Asked to Become One of Our Campuses

Daniel and Todd discuss how to handle a church plant who is asking to become one of your campuses while also maintaining their autonomy.

Episode 443: Church Planting in Canada

Daniel and Ed discuss the future of church planting in Canada

Episode 433: When Should We Start Men’s and Women’s Ministries?

Daniel and Ed discuss men’s and women’s ministry within a church-planting context.

Episode 422: Principles of Collaboration

Daniel and Todd, along with Dennae Pierre, discuss reaching a city through collaboration.

Episode 420: A Dual Approach to Church Multiplication

Daniel and Todd along with Noel Heikkinen discusses what it looks like for a church to approach multiplication through both multisite and church planting.

Episode 417: What Should I Do Everyday as a New Church Planter?

Daniel and Ed discuss the day-to-day tasks of a new church planter.

Episode 415: Planting a Biblically-Faithful Church

Daniel and Ed discuss church planting a biblically-faithful church.

Episode 405: Preparing for a Relaunch

Daniel and Ed discuss the process of relaunching a church plant.

Episode 402: Small Donor Fundraising

Daniel and Todd talk to Chris Ridgeway about small donor fundraising as compared to traditional fundraising.

Episode 401: Top 5 Things to Have in Place Before Launching

Daniel and Ed discuss what you need to have in place before you launch a church.

Episode 398: Selecting a Multiplication Strategy

Daniel and Todd discuss how churches should decide their multiplication strategy.

Episode 396: Outgrowing Your Facility

Daniel and Todd talk to John Muzyka on the topic of outgrowing your facility.

Episode 395: What’s the Best Way to Multiply?

Daniel and Ed discuss the differences in multisite campuses and church plants.

Episode 394: Networks vs. Movements

Daniel and Todd discuss how networks and movements differ.

Episode 387: What Does a Supportive Core Team Member Look Like?

Daniel and Ed discuss how a core group can support the lead pastor of a church plant.

Episode 359: Discerning the Next Step in Your 30s and 40s

Daniel and Ed talk about discerning your next steps while you are in your 30s and 40s.

Episode 350: Choosing a Church Planting Venue in an Already Existing Church

Daniel and Todd discuss the pros and cons of planting a church in an already existing church venue.

Episode 343: Church Planting Movements versus Church Multiplication Movements

Daniel and Ed discuss the differences between church planting movements and church multiplication movements.

Episode 341: Residencies and Church Planting

Daniel and Ed answer the question about the benefits of doing a residency before church planting.

Episode 328: Church Planting Pipeline versus Multiplication

Daniel and Todd discuss how to determine whether your church plant goes multisite versus sending out an autonomous church plant.

Episode 323: How to Start a Church Plant

Everything you need to know about church planting in twelve minutes.

Episode 318: Is Multisite a Thing of the Past?

Daniel and Todd discuss how multisite trends are changing.

Episode 315: Factors in Starting and Growing a Healthy Church Plant

Learn how to determine if your church plant will be successful and some key factors to keep in mind while planting.

Episode 313: Leading a Small Church in a Global Context

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

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 309: We Need Evangelistic Church Plants

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

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 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 295: Failed Church Plants

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

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 287: Rural Church Planting

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

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

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

Episode 283: Parachute Planting

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

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 263: Bivocational Church Planting

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

Episode 255: Tim Keller on The Vanishing Neighbor & Polarization

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

Episode 251: Reurbanization

Reurbanization calls for an increase of church plants within cities.

Episode 249: When to Start Planting Again

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

Episode 225: Reaching Students as a Church Plant

Learn how to reach Generation Z as a church plant.

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 217: Am I too old to Plant a Church? 

How old is too old to be a church planter? 

Episode 212: Reaching the Unchurched

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

Episode 208: When to Plant Another Church

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

Episode 205: Church Planting in Australia

What can we learn from the Australian church planting scene? 

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 200: The Future of Church Planting & Multisite

What’s next in church planting and multisite?

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 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 170: Raising Funds Post Launch

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

Episode 166: Maintaining Momentum After Launching

What do you do when the excitement of launch Sunday is done?

Episode 164: Prayer and Vision Meetings

Faithfully integrate prayer into the lifeblood of your new church.

Episode 162: Relationship with “the Mothership”

Your sending church is a vital relationship. Here’s how to honor it without overstaying your welcome before launch.

Episode 159: Sending a Launch Team from an Established Church

There’s enormous benefit to sending an established team out of a local church.

Episode 154: Upcoming Trends in Church Planting

Hear our forecast for the incoming church planting weather system.

Episode 152: Writing a Church Plant Master Plan

Draft a master plan for your church plant to craft vision for the long haul.

Episode 151: Chris Phillips Talks About His Church Planting Journey

Discerning the call to plant can be difficult. Hear one pastor’s journey.

Episode 143: Rural Church Planting and Multisite Trends

Looking to go multisite in a rural context? We’re here to help.

Episode 142: How Old is Too Old to Plant a Church?

Is there a cap on how old someone can be to plant their first church?

Episode 138: Balancing Development and Pastoral Care

How should a planter balance between his role as a pastor and as a developer?

Episode 131: Staffing the Right People in the Right Positions

Hire the right person(s) the first time. We can help you learn how.

Episode 123: Planting in a Bilingual Context

Do bilingual ministry in a multi-ethnic context.

Episode 121: Working Alongside Established Churches

Inspire others toward the work of church multiplication.

Episode 119: Best Practices in Bivocational Ministry

The kind of jobs church planters generally go to are the kind of jobs they don’t need.

Episode 116: The Spiritual Health and Growth of the Church Planter

Discover why your spiritual health may be one of the most important factors in the lifeblood of your church.

Episode 115: Mapping and Engaging a City Context

Uncover and become intimately familiar with the heartbeat of your city.

Episode 113: Cultivating an Ethnically Diverse Church

Learn how to build a multi-ethnic church from day one.

Episode 112: After School Programs and The Church

Is there value in a church plant getting involved in after school programs for children?

Episode 108: Developing Rapport With New Media

Learn how to leverage social media for the sake of the gospel.

Episode 107: How to Break Through the 35 Growth Barrier

Stuck in your church’s growth? Ed and Daniel discuss what may be holding you back.

Episode 103: Developing a Multigenerational Church

Learn how to build a church that reaches every generation for Christ.

Episode 102: Maximizing Community Events and Engagement

Learn what it takes to do community events and engagement well.

Episode 101: Developing a Multiplication Culture in Your Church

Cultivate a culture of multiplication in your church utilizing these principles.

Episode 99: How Far You Should Plant Away From Your Mother Church

Ed and Daniel talk vision for multiplication out of mother churches.

Episode 97: Dealing with Discouragement in Church Planting

Ed and Daniel talk about discouragement in planting a church.

Episode 95: Best Practices for Church Plant Fundraising

Fundraising can be one of the toughest parts about planting a church. Hear from Ed and Daniel on how to do it right.

Episode 93: The 5 Myths of the Missional Church

JR Woodward talks about what the Missional Church is and is not.

Episode 92: Bivocational Ministry

Get right perspective on bivocational ministry with theologian and church planter David Fitch.

Episode 91: Money and Mission

Hear today from Pastor Aaron Graham on funding the mission.

Episode 90: A Multi Congregational Approach to Reaching a City

Hear from multiplication expert Jon Tyson on reaching your city.

Episode 89: Don’t Just Plant a Church, Start a Movement

Hear from missiologist Alan Hirsch on starting church planting movements.

Episode 88: Choosing the Right Education for Church Planting

Combine a quality biblical education with practical experience.

Episode 87: Planting and Evangelizing with Other Religions in Mind

Hear from Ed and Daniel as they talk about reaching people of other faiths.

Episode 85: Gaining Commitment in Your Core Team

Strengthen your core team with clear and compelling vision.

Episode 84: The Skill Every Church Planter Must Have

Not an expert at everything in your church? You’re probably not alone.

Episode 83: Doctrinal Demarcations in Church Planting

We all possess beliefs. What are the necessary beliefs to share when starting a church?

Episode 82: Discipleship for New Believers

Discover how to disciple new believers God’s way.

Episode 81: Developing and Being Developed

Maximize your effectiveness by spending your time on the right things.

Episode 80: Creating Clear Next Steps for Guests

Don’t let people fall through the cracks. Learn best practices in retaining first time guests.

Episode 79: Developing a Culture of Generosity in Your Church

Uncover the best practices in talking about financial stewardship and developing a generous culture.

Episode 78: Releasing Responsibility for High Capacity Development

Learn why releasing responsibility develops your leaders and how to do it well.

Episode 77: Engaging the Millennial Generation

Learn what is important and maybe what’s not so important in reaching the millennial generation.

Episode 76: Finding the Right Sized Launch Team

Consider these factors when setting goals for building your launch team.

Episode 75: Leading Your Church Plant on the Road To Multiplication

How to transition your church from a church plant to a multiplying church.

Episode 74: Portable or Permanent? That is the Question

Best practices on choosing between a portable or permanent location.

Episode 73: Is it Necessary to Have Service on Sundays?

Are you thinking of holding an alternative service time? Consider these important factors before deciding.

Episode 72: Creating Relationships with Other Churches in Your City

Develop great relationships with churches already in the city you’re planting in.

Episode 71: Avoiding Distraction and Burnout

Keeping the main thing in front of you and not fizzing out in the process.

Episode 69: Leaving Your Current Church with Blessing

Learn the in’s and out’s of leaving your existing church in a healthy fashion.

Episode 67: Choosing the Right Place and Time to Plant a Church

Learn how to choose the right time and context for your church plant.

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 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 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 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 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 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 37: Transitioning in Ministry

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 5: Growing From The Outside In

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

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

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