Episode 384: What Finances Do I Need to Launch a Campus?

Daniel and Todd discuss how much financial support you need to launch a campus.

Episode 382: Should You Use The Enneagram Assessment In Your Church?

Daniel and Todd discuss what role personality assessments can play within your church congregation, leadership, and staff.

Episode 380: How to Discern If You Are Called to Plant a Church

Daniel and Todd discuss how to discern if you are called to plant a church and the wrongs reasons to church plant.

Episode 378: Group Dynamics and Breaking the 200 Barrier

Daniel and Todd discuss the importance of group dynamics, community and auditorium feel, when wanting to break the 200 barrier.

Episode 376: Church Split to Church Plant

Daniel and Todd discuss what is needed to move from a church split to a healthy, gospel-centered church plant.

Episode 374: Full-Time versus Part-Time Hires

Daniel and Todd discuss whether it is more beneficial to hire one-full time staff or multiple part-time staff hires.

Episode 372: What Role Should My Second Hire Fill?

Daniel and Todd discuss what your second hire should be in a new church plant.

Episode 370: How to Reach First Responders In Your Community

Daniel and Todd discuss ideas on how to love, serve, and reach the first responders in our communities.

Episode 368: Growing Pains

Daniel and Todd discuss how to follow up with new guests well.

Episode 366: Best Practices for Church Plant Marketing

Daniel and Todd discuss the best practices for marketing your church plant.

Episode 364: Guidelines for the Pastor’s Side Hustle

Daniel and Todd discuss how to navigate the situation of a pastor self-promoting a book, conference, or speaking engagement.

Episode 362: We’ve Got Our Building…Now What?

Daniel and Todd  discuss the “what’s next” after a church plant secures their first permanent location.

Episode 360: The Mentality Around Change

Daniel and Todd discuss what should change, what should not change, and what should never change.

Episode 358: What Leaders Need to Learn

Daniel and Todd discuss how to motivate yourself as a leader and why learning is crucial to a leader’s effectiveness.

Episode 356: Does the Vision Stay When the Resources Lack?

Daniel and Todd discuss the pros and cons of merging with another church.

Episode 354: Location, Location, Location

Daniel and Todd discuss unlikely places to look when searching for a church venue space.

Episode 352: How to Multiply without Losing Friends

Daniel and Todd discuss how to multiply small groups while still mainting friendships and trust.

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 346: How to Rest During Christmas

Daniel and Todd discuss how to rest during Christmas.

Episode 344: Training Resources to Develop New Small Group Leaders

Daniel and Todd discuss what training resources you can use to help train new small group leaders.

Episode 342: The Differences Between Preview and Practice Services

Daniel and Todd discuss the differences between prayer, preview, and practice services.

Episode 340: Are Church Apps Churches?

Daniel and Todd discuss the pros and cons of churches releasing apps and calling them churches

Episode 336: How to Exegete Your Community

Daniel and Todd answer the question about how to exegete your community.

Episode 334: How to Address the Non-Essential Issues in Your Church

Here’s how to address some of the non-essential church issues that could possibly cause some division in your church.

Episode 332: How to Handle MLMs in your Church

Daniel and Todd discuss how to handle and deal with Multi-Level Marketing (MLMs) in the local church. 

Episode 330: Systems, Processes and Structures in a Newer Church Plant

Daniel and Todd discuss the systems, processes, and structures of a Leadership Pipeline in the beginnings of a church plant.

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 326: How to Know the Ratio of Leaders to Congregants

Daniel and Todd answer the question about how many leaders to congregants you need in a church of 200 and beyond.

Episode 324: The Aesthetic and Design of the Worship Space

Points to consider when designing the church’s worship space.

Episode 322: Spending Time with the Leaders and the Lost

Daniel and Todd discuss ways to balance the time spent with the leaders of the church and also the unchurched.

Episode 320: Consider These Points when Choosing Leaders for your Church Plant

Important factors to consider when wanting to place new people from other churches into leadership positions at your church plant.

Episode 318: Is Multisite a Thing of the Past?

Daniel and Todd discuss how multisite trends are changing.

Episode 316: Naming Your Church Plant

Daniel and Todd discuss points to consider when choosing a name for your church plant.

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 312: Developing Your Launch Team Into Leaders

There’s a difference between leadership placement and leadership development

Episode 310: Elevating College Students

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

Episode 308: Planting Where Healthy Churches are Scarce

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

Episode 306: Vision & Mission

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

Episode 304: Multisite vs Church Plants

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

Episode 302: Starting a Leadership Pipeline in Your Church

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

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 298: Resourcing Your Core Team

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

Episode 296: Moving into a Permanent Facility

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

Episode 294: Interactive Church

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

Episode 292: How Leadership Pipeline Relates to Multiplication

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

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 288: Worship Music

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

Episode 286: Tools & Resources We’ve Been Using

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

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

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

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 280: Your Call & God’s Timing

Where should you plant your church? 

Episode 278: One-On-One Meetings

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

Episode 276: Moving from Addition to Multiplication

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

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 272: Shared Services

Daniel and Todd discuss shared spaces for multisite churches.

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 268: Maturing on Mission

Discipleship is all about development as you go.

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 264: Contextualizing in an Urban Setting

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

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 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 258: Reproducing Shepherds

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

Episode 256: Direction vs Destination

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

Episode 254: Relocating to a Different Venue

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

Episode 252: Developing a Culture of Service

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

Episode 250: Funding Multisite

What does it cost to go multisite? 

Episode 248: Hard Talk in Bivocational Ministry

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

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 241: Problematic Volunteers

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

Episode 239: Metrics for Recruiting Volunteers

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

Episode 237: Developing a Core Team

People make time for what matters to them.  

Episode 235: Benefits of Being Portable

Why should your next multisite campus be portable?

Episode 233: Planting a Portable Campus

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

Episode 231: Reproducing Services

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

Episode 229: Campus Relocation

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

Episode 226: Building a Lifespan Into a Church

Should church plants have expiration dates? 

Episode 221: Same Church, Different Gatherings

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

Episode 219: Passion, Skill, Wisdom

When should you plant a church after seminary? 

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

How old is too old to be a church planter? 

Episode 215: Leadership Pipeline (5LQ Special)

Why should you develop a leadership pipeline in your church? 

Episode 213: Spiritual Covering

Why does spiritual accountability matter for a church planter? 

Episode 211: Leadership Pipeline & Discipleship Pathway

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

Episode 209: Small Group Training

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

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 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 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 197: Unity in Multisite Campuses

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

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 193: Contextualizing Multisite Campuses

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

Episode 191: Protecting Church Members from Burnout

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

Episode 189: Leadership & Multiethnic Ministry

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

Episode 187: Finding a Location

What should you look for in a permanent location?

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 175: Timeline, Takeovers, Team

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

Episode 173: Starting a College Church Plant

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

Episode 167: The Senior Leader and Church Multiplication

How does the role of a leader evolve as a church grows?

Episode 165: Language Barriers in Multiethnic Ministry

Minister to every tribe and tongue by overcoming language barriers.

Episode 163: The Sunday Leadership of the Campus Pastor

A campus pastor isn’t just an emcee. Learn best practices to maximize his position.

Episode 161: Launching a First Satellite Campus

Hear what you should consider before launching your first satellite campus.

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 157: Payroll, Budgeting and Financial “Rezourzes”

Finances are a significant part of church planting. Discover tools to maximize your time and your resources.

Episode 155: Staying “One Church in Multiple Locations”

What keeps a multisite campus a part of the broader church community culture?

Episode 153: Developing the Campus Pastor Position

The Campus Pastor is a rapidly growing role in the local church. Here’s what Campus Pastoring is all about.

Episode 151: Chris Phillips Talks About His Church Planting Journey

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

Episode 149: Planning Your Preaching in Planting

The first year of church planting is crucial. What should you be preaching about?

Episode 148: Inhibitors to DNA Clarity in Multisite Churches

Disseminate DNA across all campuses to enhance the unity of your church.

Episode 147: Communicating Effectively in Campus Ministry

Cultivate communication best practices that honor God.

Episode 146: Cultivating the Inner Life in Ministry

Hear from Michael Kelsey on the inner cultivation of a pastor.

Episode 145: Best Practices for Campus Pastors

Learn what sets apart the best campus pastors in the multisite world.

Episode 144: Discerning the Call to Campus Pastor

Do you think you may feel a calling to campus pastor? 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 140: Qualities of a Campus Pastor

Identify the right campus pastor when expanding your church.

Episode 138: Balancing Development and Pastoral Care

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

Episode 136: Cell Groups and Church Multiplication

Utilize small groups to multiply disciples in your church.

Episode 134: Buying or Building Leaders

Should you hire someone from outside your church or raise up a leader for a position?

Episode 132: When it’s Time to Remove a Leader

Learn how to handle the difficulties of needing to remove someone from leadership.

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 130: Building Vibrant Guest Service Teams

No one person shoulders the entire burden alone.

Episode 129: Pastoring the Difficult Guest Services Dilemmas

Worship differences aren’t worship deficiencies.

Episode 128: The Church Culture Killer You Need

You have to confront the “we’re friendly” myth.

Episode 127: Giftings-Based Service in the Local Church

Your gifts are not meant to build you up.

Episode 126: Creating a Gospel-Centered Hospitality Culture

Guest Services have to be the front door to the gospel.

Episode 124: Effective Children’s Ministry in Church Planting

Doing Children’s Ministry on a shoestring budget? We’re here to help.

Episode 122: How to Pastor the Pastors

Discover the best ways to develop and do life alongside your lead team.

Episode 120: Power Dynamics in Multi-Ethnic Churches

Are necessary leadership competencies universal regardless of ethnicity?

Episode 118: Resources for Church Planters

Get equipped with the best church planting resources from outside of the church planting world.

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 114: Churches and Midweek Programs

Midweek services and programs can be great. But can there be too much of a good thing?

Episode 112: After School Programs and The Church

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

Episode 110: Developing the Volunteers in Your Church

Your best volunteers are likely sitting in your church on Sundays.

Episode 108: Developing Rapport With New Media

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

Episode 106: Multisite Churches Within Denominations

Todd and Daniel talk about managing a multisite church under the umbrella of a larger denomination or network.

Episode 104: Should a Church Plant Switch to Saturday Services?

Are Sunday services a must? Find out what Todd and Daniel have to say.

Episode 102: Maximizing Community Events and Engagement

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

Episode 100: Social Gatherings for Church Engagement with the Community

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

Episode 98: Hiring Your First Staff Position

Todd and Daniel talk through how to decide who to hire for your first employee.

Episode 96: Leadership Models in Multisite Churches

Learn the leadership details you need to make multisite church work.

Episode 94: Choosing Between Saturday and Sunday Night Services

Learn how to make your evening services the best they can be.

Episode 88: Choosing the Right Education for Church Planting

Combine a quality biblical education with practical experience.

Episode 86: Critical Mass and Launching a New Campus

So you’re at critical mass in your services? Here are some things to consider before launching a new campus.

Episode 84: The Skill Every Church Planter Must Have

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

Episode 82: Discipleship for New Believers

Discover how to disciple new believers God’s way.

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 78: Releasing Responsibility for High Capacity Development

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

Episode 76: Finding the Right Sized Launch Team

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