Episode 6: Dealing with the Mothership

Central services, leadership development, and clarity are key in multisite.

In Episode 6 of the New Churches Q&A Podcast, we discuss the common issues that arise in multisite churches. Mike Kelsey is the Campus Pastor at Mclean Bible Church – Montgomery County. Here’s his question.

How do you balance resourcing the campuses in a way that’s helpful, while giving them enough flexibility and freedom so they’re not bogged down?

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Why staff transition happens so often in multisite churches
  • That succession needs to happen at every level
  • Why DNA matters in multisite
  • The different types of campus models for multisite churches
  • How clarity and your decision making process are key to leadership development
  • The importance of a central services strategy

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurchesQA):

  • “Succession needs to happen at every level.”
  • “As a campus develops, it’s going to become more and more like it’s campus pastor.”
  • “Are your campuses going to be identical twins, siblings, or cousins?”
  • “Put your campus pastors in working groups.”

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