Daughter Churches: Insights, Ideas and Secrets of Success
David Myers, Palm Bay, FL
Starting a daughter work was a learning experience. Some things we did right and some things we would do differently the next time.
You have to put a scalable infrastructure in place that will accommodate, encourage, and facilitate growth. It is imperative that you have leadership in place that recognizes the need to win new people and is committed to that endeavor. Your campus leadership must have an entrepreneurial spirit that emulates the mother church while seeking for ways to duplicate themselves.
The main barrier is campus leadership with the necessary skill set to grow a daughter work while at the same time functioning in harmony with the mother church. It is not easy to have both. Training at the local, regional, and national levels makes a difference in setting expectations and equipping by defining.