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Multisite Church Road Trip Q/A – Campus Pastors

April 16, 2012

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.

For additional resources, I encourage you to read Multisite Church Revolution and Multisite Church Road Trip.

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