How to determine your effectiveness as a Campus Pastor

Butts in seats, that is all we care about! Have you ever heard that saying before? Or, have you ever thought that? I’m sure we all have had that desire to get butts in seats but is that the only way you gauge your effectiveness as a Campus Pastor? Do all you care about is getting people to an event or service?

Campus Pastor

Being a Campus Pastor can be hard and determining how effective you actually are can be hard. That is why Stan Rodda is on the podcast today. Stan has been a Campus Pastor for years and has participated in a relaunch of a campus before. So, in today’s episode, Stan and I talk about what does it look like for his campus to be doing well and the analytics he uses to determine that.


  • Share your thoughts! How do you use Analytics as a Campus Pastor? Share below or on Twitter using #ymsidekick when you post.
  • If you want to connect with Stan you can read his blog and listen to his podcast here or you can find him on Twitter. He is very active on social media so definitely hit him up if you have a question.
  • NEW eBook! The Twitter Advantage – Some churches are giving up on Twitter and that’s a mistake. This platform has unique advantages over other social platforms and can be leveraged to bring people from your community through your church’s front door. Discover how Twitter can be one of the most effective tools in your communications tool box.
  • Facebook Groups! Join the Digital Bootcamp Facebook Group to learn how to be more effective using digital tools for your ministry join the group. This is for ALL Ministers, not just Church Communicators or Social Media Managers. Also, if you are a Campus Pastor or Ministry Lead, join the Lead from Second Facebook Group.
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  • If you have an idea for a topic for a future podcast episode, email him here.
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Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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