Over the last several years, I have been afforded the opportunity lead local churches in designing, launching and leading MultiSite ministry, as well as gaining insight developed serving other churches in the alignment and reconfiguration of their MultiSite approach. As a result of this experience, and through broad exposure to varying methods and models, a desire has developed to create a needed resource to church leaders across the MultiSite Church spectrum.
Over the next few months, we will begin to assemble the Campus Pastor’s Tool Kit on the Launch Clarity blog. The goal is to create simple, practical principles for Campus Pastors and MultiSite Church leaders that can be accessed and applied across the spectrum of MS ministry. It is my prayer that this will be a catalyst for campus pastor development, as well as a resource for increased ministry effectiveness.
Please take a few minutes to shoot me an email or post a comment in regard to the two questions below as we lean in toward launch clarity together.
If you are a MultiSite church leader, what is one thing you wish you knew as you were in the planning stages of launching a campus?
If you are considering a MultiSite approach to ministry, what key questions are on your whiteboard right now?
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In pursuing our vision “One Church. Regional Impact” the thing that I wish we would have known is how quickly we can lose missional fervor when a permanent space is secured. So, how do you maintain missional fervor and avoid mission creep? It doesn’t take long…
Jeff – spot on! It is easy to be a lean, mean missional machine when you are in a portable or semi-permanent context, totally another when you become permanent. Let’s call it Field of Dreams Syndrome – the shift from “we must go to build them” to “if we build it, they will come.” Great learning there for other leaders – thanks for the input.
As a pastor in a previous multisite church culture, one of the tensions that everyone in executive leadership wrestled with was, how much autonomy, culture shift, and leadership guidance should the individual campuses exercise? What should be reproduced across campuses, and what should be open for reinvention?
Hey Tony, thanks for the questions… Will definitely be posting in the “Tool Kit” on the relationship between Contextual Personality of each campus and the overall DNA of the Church. Your experience is one every church I have walked alongside has had in some form. Thanks again.