I am the CP at a satellite. This is our church's first time doing this and we have run into a lot of bumps in the road! Our journey has been pretty rough.
I would like to discuss the differences between satellites and church plants.
We all feel like we have been sent off to do some mighty thing, but have minimal church/congregational support. I feel like the children's/family ministry portion has been rough because we stepped out of the mold from the home church and went a completely new direction. So, for us, it has the feel of a church plant. Of course, that is only an assumption because I have never been a part of a church plant! HA.