Episode 430: Finding Campus Pastors from Outside Your Leadership Pipeline

In Episode 430 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss what to do when you leadership pipeline is getting dry, but you still need more campus pastors to fulfill your vision.

“We are in the middle of a vision to plant 10 campuses in 10 years in Northeast Ohio. These campuses need a campus pastor that teaches each week. Our leadership pipeline is getting dry and we are looking to hire outside, but finding it difficult to find men from seminaries and search organizations. What suggestions do you have for finding campus pastors outside of your own leadership pipeline?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Why it is important to prioritize finding new campus pastors from within your leadership pipeline
  • The importance of on-the-job training

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Culture fit and passion fit are just the beginning.” – @toddadkins
  • “Especially if your church has been around for a while, there is a very unique culture there.” – @toddadkins
  • “Unless you distinctively want to change something in your culture, don’t hire from outside.” – @toddadkins
  • “Do whatever you can to promote from within.” – @toddadkins
  • “When you think about the role of the campus pastor in your church, instead of looking for someone who is seminary trained, this is a role where you want to ask who has the culture and the passion fit?” – @danielsangi
  • “When you think pipeline, don’t just think staff.” – @toddadkins
  • “When you look at the church planting movement literature, one of the things that always stalls it out is the requirement of formal education.” – @danielsangi
  • “You are going to be much further ahead to develop business leaders in your church.” – @danielsangi

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Published October 14, 2019

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