Deciding to go “mutlisite” can be a big endeavor and many times a journey filled with questions. I have gathered a comprehensive list over the years of my most common questions and answers. Please join me as I share with you some insight into launching a multisite campus.
This week I tackle the importance of a Campus Pastor.
Does each site need it's own Campus Pastor? What about the “main campus?
Yes. An increasing number of churches have a campus pastor at the original campus as well … especially when they move beyond three campuses. You should also engage in the online community for campus pastors.
Who was a campus pastor for a few years, and later transitioned out to plant his own church?
Rick Pughe was at First Baptist Church – Windermere when it was multisite (now gone back to individual churches). He is now Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church – Eustis, FL. Eric Jaffe was at Celebration Church Jacksonville FL and is now the Senior Pastor at Journey Church, Orange Park FL . Troy McMahon was at Community Christian Church and planted Restore Community Church, Kansas MO.
What does the job description for a Campus Pastor look like?
Here is a great example from a large church on the west coast
What should I look for in a Campus Pastor?
Take a look at the following article from @multisiteguy Jim Tomberlin.
Check out this tool from the Leadership Network website that includes an assessment tool for selecting and developing Campus Pastors.