At Mosaic, we started our first campus off-site from our main building in East Los Angeles in 1998 when we began meeting in a nightclub downtown. Now in 7 different locations across California, we have enjoyed the beauty of partnership at the highest level, and we have also experienced the challenges with this strategy. The authors of A Multi-Site Church Road Trip asked me to pose a couple of questions to them during their blog tour. Here is the second one.
What are some of the skills you feel the most effective campus pastors display?
The top five campus pastor qualities tend to be:
1. A leader who completely buys into the church’s vision and is loyal to its senior leadership.
2. A team player with strong relational skills.
3. A team builder who can reproduce vision in others.
4. A pastor, someone with a desire and heart to shepherd groups and individuals.
5. A flexible entrepreneur.
Mac Lake from Seacoast Church has launched a very helpful online community called Leading Multi-site. On that site you can find a growing set of conversations and training videos for campus pastors and other multi-site leaders.
Also, for further dialog, see more Q&A at the authors’ blog www.multisiteroadtrip.com or contact them via Twitter: @geoffsurratt, @gregligon or @warrenbird. Click to order Multi-Site Church Roadtrip and to order Multi-Site Church Revolution.