Thoughts on Launching a Multi Site Church

There are so many ideas and opinions about executing “multi-site” church. There are plenty of books and churches in a box for purchase. I believe there is wisdom to be gleaned from other people’s experiences, but on some level it has to be organic and relevant to what God is saying to you for your people. So much time and energy is hung up on the method of multi-site churching… personally I see no data to prove that there is any evidence of professions of faith or decisions for Christ being directly proportional to the method in which the message is delivered. Now, the quality with which that method is communicated is an entirely different factor with great effect on the affect of people’s hearts. Mostly, I just don’t want to see multi-sites becoming red-headed step children of large, well-to-do congregations. It isn’t fair and it isn’t honoring to the Lord. We are all on the same team and we must join up in arms to advance the Kingdom of God on this earth. Here are just some bullet point thoughts I walked out of a meeting with today:

  • The reality is, the parent churches should be extremely invested in the lives of their children. Think about it- babies don’t worry about their parents…

  • Typically the failure is the management of the personnel, not the personnel.

  • You don’t need commitment from volunteers; you need participation at whatever level they are willing to give.

  • Launching large and creating a big “splash” is essential in suburban church launches

  • The future of any church is the people not yet there.

  • Buying your volunteers a $50 steak dinner and asking them to invite a friend to church is better use of $ than a billboard campaign.

  • Greeters, ushers, etc. should be easily visible, even when their backs are turned.

  • The tipping point of any multi-site church is the investment and involvement of the senior pastor.

  • Strategy vs. Spontaneity… a whole blog post to come on that alone…

This has been random, this I know.Thoughts on Launching a Multi Site Churc


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