Episode 71: Revitalize to Multiply

In this episode of the Generosity Podcast, Todd McMichen is joined by Dan Zimbardi, executive pastor of Sandals Church. During their conversation they discuss revitalization and church renewal.

Best Quotes

“We prayed for years, maybe decades, for a parking problem.”

“When God shows up and opens a door for a church, have the courage to go through that door.”

“I felt a deep burden for the work of ministry and I wanted to spend my remaining days helping people to know Jesus and have a real relationship with Him.”

“They donated the property to us and that became the seed money and the idea of the ROGO foundation.”

“The foundation takes donations in to fund our training programs and to fund our merger/replant/remodel process.”

“Inside of Christendom there is a lot of talk about church mergers, rightfully so.”

“Start by educating yourself and your team. There is a lot of information out there about church mergers.”

“You need the right person to lead the merger, it may not always be the senior pastor or the executive pastor.”

“If you have a giving problem, you may have a vision problem.”

Pastor Dan Zimbardi has been the Executive Pastor of Sandals Church, one of the largest and fastest growing churches in America, for the past 8 years. In his time since coming on board, the church has grown into a multisite organization serving over 13,000 people every weekend at 11 locations – including 7 replanted churches. Dan is a recovering entrepreneur and corporate executive who has worked with some of the most dynamic brands in the world; including Google, Nike, and Burton Snowboards. Dan’s passion is to train and develop the next generation of leaders both in ministry and the marketplace. 

Recommended Resources

Generosity by Lifeway

Sandals Church

ROGO Foundation

Church Giving and Stewardship Facebook Group

Better Together by Warren Bird and Jim Tomberlin