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East Campus


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East Campus


MULTIPLY AND SEND.

In the spring of 2018, City Church will open a second location on the east side of Tallahassee. This is the next step in our mission to be For the Gospel and For the City, by connecting people to the local church and the truth of who God is. The east side of town is growing and multiplying in homes, schools, businesses, and places of life. As our church grows, we will join in the multiplication and send a group, called a Launch Team, to start a second campus in Tallahassee. We're praying that God draws more people to Himself and that we see lives changed as we share the Gospel with the east side of the city.


ANNouncing MATT CRAWFORD,

EAST CAMPUS PASTOR

We're excited to share that Matt Crawford is the Campus Pastor of the East campus! Watch this video (to the right) from Lead Pastor Dean Inserra to learn more about Matt and his new role at City Church.


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 ABOUT MATT

Matt comes to City Church from First Baptist Sebring in Sebring, FL, where he has served since 2013. Matt is married to Christie, and they have five kids: Micah, Owen, Emma, Jackson, and Ansley. Matt is originally from...

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CAMPUS LEADERSHIP

As we prepare to launch the East campus, we're committed to sending staff members and church leaders who will serve the campus and provide care and leadership for those who call the East campus home.

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QUESTIONS?


QUESTIONS?


FAQ'S

Where will the east campus be located?

We do not have a physical location yet. We are exploring several portable options, with a long-term goal to occupy permanent space. The general target location of the east campus will be between Highway 90 and Highway 27, east of Capital Circle and inside I-10.

Who will be the pastor?

We are in the process of searching for and hiring a Campus Pastor, who will primarily be responsible for leading and overseeing the weekly needs of the campus and its members. The Campus Pastor will also serve as one of the main communicators of the campus, teaching in various capacities and maintaining a regular presence on Sunday mornings. Pastor Dean will remain the Lead Pastor over both City Church campuses, overseeing the vision and spiritual leadership of the church as a whole.

Will Pastor Dean be preaching there?

Yes, in various capacities. The primary format for teaching will be Pastor Dean on video, via livestream, recorded from the Sessions Road campus, which will serve as the broadcast campus. The Campus Pastor will preach several times throughout the year, along with an occasional guest preacher. Both campuses will follow the same plan for teaching, including sermon series. On weeks where Pastor Dean is not preaching at the broadcast campus, a Campus Pastor or guest will preach at each campus.

What will the services be like?

Services at the east campus will be very similar to those of the Sessions Road campus. Services will follow the same planning in regards to music, announcements, corporate readings, the Lord’s Supper, and preaching of the Word. The goal is to replicate services as much as possible while noting that each campus will have unique nuances. Other environments such as hospitality and care will also be replicated to the capacity we are able in our meeting space.

Is this an autonomous church?

No. The east campus is part of a multi-site strategy for church planting in Tallahassee. While the campus could one day become autonomous, the intent for the foreseeable future is for it to be a second location under the larger umbrella of City Church, in which we are one church with two locations. Resources, including personnel and finances, will be shared proportionally among the campuses under a centralized operational plan.

Who will go to the east campus?

We have a goal to send a Launch Team of at least 200 people. We would love for you to pray and consider being sent to the east side of Tallahassee. Some City Church staff members will also be sent to the east campus to lead. The east campus will likely appeal to residents in eastside zip codes (32317, 32309, 32311, etc.), but anyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the east campus.

What’s a Launch Team?

The Launch Team is the core group of City Church members and individuals who are making a one-year commitment to be sent to the east campus to attend, serve, and give. Anyone is welcome to attend the Launch Team interest meetings, held several times throughout the fall, to learn more about committing to the east campus.

Why the east side of town?

The east side of Tallahassee is exhibiting both commercial and residential growth. While there are currently other churches established on the east side, we believe this continued growth and the need for more gospel-centered churches compels us to reach a large demographic of Tallahassee rooted in the east side of town.

Don’t we have enough churches in town already?

We believe that as long as there are people who do not know Jesus in Tallahassee, there is room for new churches to be planted. There are already some great churches serving the east side of town, and we hope to join in this effort to connect people to God’s Word, to the Gospel, and to making disciples in Tallahassee.

How will next generation ministries function?

The east campus will offer KiDS programming on Sunday mornings, replicated to function in the same way as our Sessions Road campus. Youth and College ministries will remain centralized to start, both being held at the Sessions Road campus.

When will the east campus begin holding services?

The first preview service is scheduled for February 25, 2018. Currently, preview services will run through March 25th. Both campuses will gather together for Easter at the Civic Center on April 1st, and then the east campus will officially begin its own services by launching on April 8, 2018.

What time will the services be held?

We are not sure yet. This is dependent upon location, but will be announced as soon as possible.

How many services will be held at the east campus?

We will begin with two services, so that every member of the Launch Team and any other attendees can be encouraged to attend one, and serve at one.

Will City Church ever have more than two locations in Tallahassee?

Prayerfully, yes! We believe that to reach Tallahassee strategically and effectively, it is ideal to have churches planted in multiple regions of town. While we are currently focusing energy and resources on launching an east side campus, if God allows, we will explore other opportunities for future expansion.


Do you have more questions? You can send an email at any time to EastCampus@CityChurchTallahassee.com. One of our team members will get back to you within 48 hours with an answer. 

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LAUNCH TEAM


LAUNCH TEAM


a sending church.

City Church isn't simply going to the East side of town. We're sending people to live on mission and to help launch the East campus. The Launch Team is a group of people who make an advanced commitment to be part of the East campus in specific, significant ways. Our goal is to see at least 200 individuals join in the start of a second City Church campus to reach more of Tallahassee with the Gospel. 

What are the commitments of joining the Launch Team?


ATTEND.

Commit to attending the East campus for a minimum of one year. Invite friends, neighbors, co-workers, and the people God has placed in your life who need to hear the Gospel and know Jesus. As a church family, we are called to continue meeting together and growing in the community of one another. Launch team members commit to actively engaging in the life of the East campus. 


SERVE.

Be a catalyst for launching the East campus through serving. Launch team members commit to serving in a variety of ways: on Sunday mornings teams, leading and hosting City Groups, and serving behind the scenes. When you serve, you impact someone else's church experience and grow in leadership and spiritual maturity. Serving is an opportunity for us to grow in the likeness of Christ and follow the attitude of humility we see in Jesus.


GIVE.

Launch Team members practice generosity by committing to financially giving to City Church. Every follower of Jesus is called to give of his or her finances unto God. It takes resources to grow and launch a church campus and to create environments in which people can hear the Gospel. City Church leadership commits to being good stewards of financial generosity and helping launch team members determine their best plans for supporting their campus.

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EAST CAMPUS STAFF


EAST CAMPUS STAFF


Dean Inserra, Lead Pastor Pastor Dean will serve as the Lead Pastor over both City Church campuses on the East side of town and on Sessions Road. His primary role will be to lead the vision and preaching for the East campus. Preaching will be primarily delivered on video, broadcast from Sessions Rd. 

Dean Inserra, Lead Pastor

Pastor Dean will serve as the Lead Pastor over both City Church campuses on the East side of town and on Sessions Road. His primary role will be to lead the vision and preaching for the East campus. Preaching will be primarily delivered on video, broadcast from Sessions Rd. 

Matt Crawford, Campus Pastor Matt will serve as the Campus Pastor for City Church East campus. Matt's primary roles will be pastoral care, overseeing campus connections, the Sunday morning experience, and leading the staff and teams of the East campus in weekly operations.

Matt Crawford, Campus Pastor

Matt will serve as the Campus Pastor for City Church East campus. Matt's primary roles will be pastoral care, overseeing campus connections, the Sunday morning experience, and leading the staff and teams of the East campus in weekly operations.

Todd Doss, Music Director Todd will continue serving as the central Music Director for City Church, based at the East campus. He will lead and oversee musical worship on Sunday mornings at the East campus, as well as leading the vision and direction for City Church Music across both campuses.

Todd Doss, Music Director

Todd will continue serving as the central Music Director for City Church, based at the East campus. He will lead and oversee musical worship on Sunday mornings at the East campus, as well as leading the vision and direction for City Church Music across both campuses.

Ginger Cottrell, KiDS Director Ginger will serve as the East campus director of City Church KiDS. Ginger's primary role will be to oversee the Sunday morning experience of children ages 6 weeks-5th grade. She will lead East campus KiDS volunteers, connect families, and care for East campus kids as they learn about Jesus on their level. 

Ginger Cottrell, KiDS Director

Ginger will serve as the East campus director of City Church KiDS. Ginger's primary role will be to oversee the Sunday morning experience of children ages 6 weeks-5th grade. She will lead East campus KiDS volunteers, connect families, and care for East campus kids as they learn about Jesus on their level. 

Kylie Cooke, KiDS Staff Kylie serves as a staff team member in City Church KiDS, overseeing all of KiDS creative production for City Church, based at the East campus. She will oversee creative environments and programming on Sundays as kids encounter the truth of God's Word in age-appropriate, engaging ways. 

Kylie Cooke, KiDS Staff

Kylie serves as a staff team member in City Church KiDS, overseeing all of KiDS creative production for City Church, based at the East campus. She will oversee creative environments and programming on Sundays as kids encounter the truth of God's Word in age-appropriate, engaging ways.