In this session from the Exponential East 2016 conference, Daniel Im discusses how church leaders (both digital natives and late adopters) can easily use technology to train, support, empower, and coach their leaders—unleashing a culture of multiplication.
As the director of multiplication for New Churches and LifeWay Christian Resources, and a church planter himself, Daniel is bent on on helping church leaders pursue multiplication. In the podcast excerpt below, he details one of four different ways to “flip the classroom” in your church and increase retention and participation among leaders.
“In a flipped classroom, the sage on the stage (the teacher) is the guide on the side. By flipping the classroom, you, the leader, get more time to do what only you can uniquely do and then equip others. For example, if you’re flipping your orientation for new leaders, the orientation doesn’t start at the event. Orientation begins when you know they’re interested in volunteering. Before you meet and train volunteers, you send them a link to a 10-minute video and attached page that describes what it looks like to volunteer. Maybe it’s a 10-minute video of you communicating the vision of the church and how volunteers fit into the it. By the time you get together in a physical room, your volunteers are already primed. You’re not starting from ground zero.
“We teach the way we’ve been taught, and we lead the way we’ve been led, which is why flipping the classroom is such a radical idea. Most of us haven’t experienced it.”
Daniel Sangi Im is the director of church multiplication for New Churches and LifeWay Christian Resources. He also serves as a teaching pastor at The Fellowship, a multisite church in Nashville, Tennessee, and is the co-author of Planting Missional Churches (second edition). Internationally, Daniel served and pastored in church plants and multisite churches of 100 to 50,000 people in Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, Edmonton and Korea. He and his wife, Christina, have been married since 2006 and have three children.