Use the IPOD acrostic to label ministry items and illustrate where each falls on the new campus priority list. IPOD is shorthand for the following:
- I = Initial | Priority from the start
- P = Preferred | After the first 6 months, but within the first year
- O = Optional | After the first year or after significant growth occurs
- D = Discouraged | Something we will never do
Replication documents give focus and clarity to new campuses. These documents define the church’s identity and outline what will be reproduced on new campuses.
Evaluate ministry areas in 3 broad categories:
- Platform – Facilities, equipment, etc.
- Process – Ministry program, organization, vision-aligned process, etc.
- People – Personnel, teams, leaders, paid or volunteer, full-time or part-time, etc.
Replication documents describe the “must do,” “should do” and “don’t do” items across a full range of ministry areas:
- Must Do
- What will we replicate?
- What’s our essential DNA?
- Should Do
- What should we replicate?
- What does preferred ministry look like?
- Don’t Do
- What won’t we replicate?
- What won’t we do?
Consider these replication examples:
Ministry champions serve as DNA gatekeeper, mentor, coach and self-development resource for a ministry area or department. They usually have input on annual reviews for staff serving in their specialization without regard to campus assignment.
Champion and supervisor relationships are illustrated here: