Episode 432: Factors to Consider When Choosing a Campus Location

In Episode 432 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss demographics, budgeting, and staffing considerations for choosing a campus location.

“Next year we are launching a campus, and we don’t know where to do it. What should our next steps be?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • What demographics within your church to look at to decide on a location for a campus
  • External factors you need to consider

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “It goes down to internal and external demographics.” – @toddadkins
  • “Why do I want to do a campus? If you can’t answer that question in a compelling way, then don’t do it.” – @toddadkins
  • “Try to do the heat map around the city to see how many people you have in each particular area.” – @danielsangi
  • “How many people do you have in this area that give more than $200 in a year? What you are trying to do is measure engagement.” – @danielsangi
  • “If there was a Bible-believing, preaching church nearby, we would not go to that location.” – @toddadkins
  • “The percentage of growth is going to tell you the trajectory of that area.” – @danielsangi
  • “When I’m budgeting for staffing and when I’m budgeting for ministry, it’s important to consider the main things you are going to be doing.” – @toddadkins
  • “If you have 2 campuses or 3 campuses, don’t operate as if you have 10.” – @danielsangi

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Published October 21, 2019

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