Episode 434: Should We Add a Service or a Campus?

In Episode 434 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss adding campuses instead of services.

“Do you know of any larger churches, specifically multisite churches, that decided to move to one service instead of two in order to send people out to plant as a strategic growth plan to plant more churches?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Historically how most churches have made this decision
  • Reasons to do it and reasons to not do it

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Instead of going from one service and then planting a campus you would often try to max out the services in your location.” – @danielsangi
  • “If the numbers work, the best strategy would be to make the move back to one service in conjunction with launching the new plant.” – @toddadkins
  • “If you just go back from two services to one service, it’s a momentum killer.” – @toddadkins
  • “I do think it’s possible if you do those two things at the same time and shift the momentum.” – @toddadkins
  • “You can only do this if you have a leadership pipeline in place or lots of money in the bank.” – @toddadkins
  • “If you have a leadership pipeline in place, you have the bench strength to pull this off.” – @toddadkins
  • “You don’t want to completely strip out all of your volunteers and leaders and deflate all of the air out of the sending campus to the point that you can’t rebuild it again.” – @danielsangi

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Published October 28, 2019

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