Multi-Site: 10 Questions to Ask Your Campus Director
In a recent multi-site post I mentioned seven ways to avoid “Corporate Syndrome” if you’re a central ministry leader who is coaching a campus director. (For our purposes, we’ll define “Campus Director” as the leader of x ministry at a campus level.)
That post sparked some further conversation among a few people on our team. The lovely and talented A.J. Farthing, Associate Campus Pastor of the Summit’s Chapel Hill Campus, went so far as to draft questions that would be helpful for him to be asked. (I assume that means he wants me to start asking them of him. Right now. Every day in the future. On surprise phone calls at 3 am.)
I thought his questions were too helpful not to share:
1. What is one way you would like to grow in your role?
2. What one thing in your ministry are you most excited about right now?
3. What is one thing you would change immediately if you could? (And what is your plan to actually make the change?)
4. Who are your rock star volunteers right now?
5. How are you celebrating volunteers who are going above and beyond?
6. What is your top priority today?
7. Why is your skeleton crew working (or not working)?
8. How did you create buy-in for x initiative?
9. Based on what has happened this morning, how do you think your guests felt showing up at particular times?
10. What are your top three priorities over the next three months?
(bonus!) How can I serve you better as your central counterpart?
I love A.J.’s list because these are questions that can be asked both in the moment and over coffee the following week. Some are immediately actionable while others are goal- and future-oriented. Most give the campus director the opportunity to self-identify wins and losses.
What questions would you add to this list?