Episode 383: A Mega-Church is Moving In…Now What?!

Daniel and Ed discuss what to do when a mega church opens a multi-site near your small church plant.

Episode 381: How Do I Create a Prospectus?

Daniel and Ed discuss what should be included in a church planting prospectus.

Episode 379: Best Practices Around Raising Funds for a Future Church Plant

Daniel and Ed discuss how and when to raise funds for a future church plant.

Episode 377: Ways to Guard Yourself From Moral Failure

Daniel and Ed discuss good habits and strategies to safeguard oneself from moral failure.

Episode 375: Should We Revitalize Old Churches or Plant New Churches?

Daniel and Ed discuss church planting and revitalization in the context of Finland, Europe.

Episode 373: Planting a Multi-Denominational Church

Daniel and Ed discuss ideas about incorporating more than one denomination in your church plant.

Episode 371: Rural Matters

Daniel and Ed do a live podcast recording at Exponential 2019 in Orlando. On this episode, Daniel and Ed discuss rural multi-site ideas.

Episode 369: Social Media and the Rise of Celebrity Pastors

Daniel and Ed do a live recording at Exponential 2019. On this episode, they discuss social media and the rise of celebrity pastors.

Episode 367: When Your Friends Want to Start a Church 40 Yards From Yours

What do you do when a church wants to open their doors 40 yards away from your church?

Episode 365: How to Rest After the Launch

Daniel and Ed discuss ways to rest after the launch of a new church plant.

Episode 361: Christians and Social Media

In Episode 361 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel interviews Ed about his latest book, Christians in the Age of Outrage.

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 357: You Want to Gift Us Your Church Building?!

Daniel and Ed discuss the pros and cons of accepting the possible gift of a church building.

Episode 355: When Small Churches Partner Together

Daniel and Ed discuss the possible benefits of smaller churches partnering together in ministry and sharing of resources.

Episode 353: Church Planting in Closed Nations

Daniel and Ed discuss church planting in closed nations.

Episode 351: Reproducing Churches

Daniel and Ed discuss what it takes for a successful church to reproduce itself.

Episode 349: Micro-Churches in North America

Daniel and Ed discuss the emergence of micro-churches in North America.

Episode 347: So You Want to Write a Book

Daniel and Ed discuss their writing processes and share tips about how to start writing a book.

Episode 345: Planting an Internal Multisite

Daniel and Ed discuss how to plant another church within an already existing church.

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 339: Moving from a Consumeristic to a Missionary Mindset

Daniel and Ed answer the question about how to help shepherd your congregation from a consumeristic to missionary mindset.

Episode 337: The Importance of Children’s Ministry in Church Plants

Daniel and Ed answer the question about how much focus a new church should dedicate to their children’s ministry.

Episode 335: Church Planting and Christians in the Age of Outrage

Daniel interviews Ed Stetzer about his new book, Christians in the Age of Outrage, in the context of church planting and new churches.  

Episode 333: Can a Non “Type A Personality” Succeed in Church Planting?

Daniel and Ed discuss what type of personality is needed to be a successful church planter.

Episode 331: When to Use a SWAT (Special, Willing, and Temporary) Team

Learn when a SWAT (special, willing, and temporary) Team should be used and how to ensure that their roles will be filled once they leave.

Episode 329: When to Add an Additional Worship Service

Daniel and Ed discuss adding a second service and the pros and cons of different worship service times.

Episode 327: Clarifying Your Vision and Mission

Daniel and Ed discuss how to continue to make the mission and vision clear to your congregation.

Episode 325: What Items to Purchase when Starting your Church Plant

Daniel and Ed discuss the importance of making wise and practical purchases when starting your church plant.

Episode 323: How to Start a Church Plant

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

Episode 321: What To Do The Monday After Your Preview Service

Daniel and Ed discuss what a church plant should do from their first preview service to official hard launch.

Episode 319: Membership and Church Covenant for Church Plants

Daniel and Ed discuss when and how to introduce membership and a church covenant to your church plant.

Episode 317: Multi-Housing Ministry

Daniel and Ed discuss how to cast vision to the larger group gathering when the church’s primary means of gathering is home groups.

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 305: Multiplication at Every Level

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

Episode 303: Core Groups vs Launch Teams

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

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 295: Failed Church Plants

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

Episode 291: Collaborating with Established Churches

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

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 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 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 279: Training a Launch Team

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

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 275: Leadership vs Discipleship

Discipleship is a long obedience in the same direction.

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 271: Merging with a Dying Church

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

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 265: Missional Discipleship

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

Episode 263: Bivocational Church Planting

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

Episode 261: Positively Engaging a Community

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

Episode 259: Building an Online Platform

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

Episode 257: Financial Support Options for Church Plants

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

Episode 255: Tim Keller on The Vanishing Neighbor & Polarization

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

Episode 253: Gentrification & Metropolitanization

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

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 246: Obstacles and Roadblocks of Replanting

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

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 240: Missional Community Through Small Groups

Why do weekly worship services matter?

Episode 238: Sermon Preparation

Daniel and Ed discuss message preparation, delivery, and evaluation

Episode 234: Rental Fatigue

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

Episode 232: Planting with a Multigenerational Approach

How do you encourage age diversity in your new campus? 

Episode 230: Community Outreach

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

Episode 228: What to Look for in a Facility

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

Episode 226: Building a Lifespan Into a Church

Should church plants have expiration dates? 

Episode 224: Monthly Preview Services

What’s an optimal schedule for preview services? 

Episode 220: Mother-Daughter Church Plants

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

Episode 218: Church Revitalization

Learn how to introduce change to your church.

Episode 216: Church Planting Assessments

How important are church planting assessments?

Episode 214: Person of Peace

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

Episode 212: Reaching the Unchurched

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

Episode 210: Preventing Burnout for Volunteers

How do you prevent burnout for volunteers?

Episode 208: When to Plant Another Church

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

Episode 206: Communion

Should communion be open or closed? 

Episode 204: Long Distance Discipleship

How do you disciple your team from a distance?

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 198: Planting with a Focus

How do you plant with a focus while avoiding exclusivity? 

Episode 196: Deciding Governance

Should deciding church governance be a solo or team effort?

Episode 194: Second Chair Leadership

What makes a good Second Chair Leader? 

Episode 192: Outreach Ideas for Children

What are some creative ways to evangelize to children?

Episode 190: Relaunching an Existing Church

Is relaunching an existing church plant a good idea?

Episode 188: Co-Planting

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

Episode 186: Unhealthy Churches

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

Episode 178: Filling the Role of the Campus Pastor

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

Episode 176: Planting Churches in Resistant Areas

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

Episode 170: Raising Funds Post Launch

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

Episode 168: Leaving Their Church To Come To Yours?

Someone is wanting to leave their church and join your church plant. 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 160: Organizing Your Church Plant’s Legal Framework

Learn what you have to do to get off the ground legally as a new church.

Episode 158: Starting Small Groups in Your Church Plant

Small groups are a crucial part of church life. But when should you start them?

Episode 156: Church Podcasting Best Practices

Leverage podcasting for your church for maximum impact.

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 150: Building a Launch Team While Bivocational

Consider these factors when recruiting a core team while working bivocationally.

Episode 143: Rural Church Planting and Multisite Trends

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

Episode 141: Planting a Monocultural Church

Is there a right time and place to plant a monocultural church?

Episode 137: Raising Funds for an Organic Church Plant

Raising the funds you need for the type of church you have.

Episode 135: Are Early Church Leadership Structures for Today?

How should we apply the Ephesians 4 “APEST” model in our churches today?

Episode 133: Planting with Multiple Class Differences

Learn how your church can be a unifying force in the struggle between classes.

Episode 125: Getting People to Give to the Vision

Learn how to raise money through inspiration instead of guilt.

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 117: Setup Teams and Portable Church

Reduce burnout among volunteers in portable 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 111: Church Response to Natural Disaster

We should be known as those who rushed to the aid, not who were too busy to care.

Episode 109: Responding to the Cultural Challenges of Our Day

Feel what it’s like to be a part of the minority culture.

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 105: Hiring Right For the First Time

Ed and Daniel talk about staffing for growing churches looking to make their first hiring decision.

Episode 103: Developing a Multigenerational Church

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

Episode 101: Developing a Multiplication Culture in Your Church

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

Episode 100: Social Gatherings for Church Engagement with the Community

Ed, Daniel, and Todd answer your 100th podcast question.

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 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 83: Doctrinal Demarcations in Church Planting

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

Episode 81: Developing and Being Developed

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

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 77: Engaging the Millennial Generation

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

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 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 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.