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Episode 478: Launching a Downtown Campus


In Episode 478 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss launching a campus in downtown.

“What advice would you give me to launch a campus in the downtown area of my city?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

Why knowing what parking is available is vital in a downtown location
When the right time is to add a second service

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

“What you really need to figure out is if this downtown is one where people live, play, and eat, or are they just working there.” – @danielsangi
“Know your zoning, know your ordinances. Do a serious parking study.” – @toddadkins
“If you are lucky enough to be near a metro, that is an amazing asset.” – @toddadkins
“One of the things you have to be careful of, and train people on, is the importance of being a good neighbor.” – @toddadkins
“We trained volunteers that after they are done handing out promotional materials is to go around and picking up any cards that people discarded.” – @toddadkins
“I want to be careful about adding a second service and splitting the momentum.” – @toddadkins
“This is a quick visual win if we start with one service and there are so many people you have to start a second service.” – @toddadkins

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