Fueled by a desire to reach people for Christ, a revolution is underway. Churches are growing beyond the limitations of a single service in one building. Expanding the traditional model, they are embracing the concept of one church with more than one site: multiple congregations sharing a common vision, budget, leadership, and board. Drawing from the examples of churches nationwide, The Multi-Site Church Revolution shows what healthy multi-site churches look like and what motivates congregations to make the change. Discover how your church can: * cast a vision for change* ensure a successful DNA transfer (vision and core values) to its new site* develop new leaders* fund new sites * adapt to structure and staffing change* use technology to support your worship services you'll identify the reasons churches succeed and how they overcome common snags. The Multi-Site Church Revolution offers guidance, insights, and specific action steps as well as appendixes with practical leadership resources and self-diagnostic tools. 'I wholeheartedly recommend this book for any pastor or church leader who needs to know the pertinent issues, tested solutions, and real examples of multi-site strategies that are currently being deployed around the world.' ---Ed Young, senior pastor, Fellowship Church 'The authors have done their homework. They have firsthand knowledge of the successes and failures of this movement, having been networking with and facilitating dialogue among churches across the country for years.' ---Max Lucado, senior minister, Oak Hills Church 'Look no further than this book to propel your ministry to Ephesians 3:20 proportions: exceeding abundantly above all that you could ever ask or think!' ---Randy and Paula White, senior pastors, Without Walls International Church This book is part of the Leadership Network Innovation Series. ... Read more
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They should call this "The Official 'How to Launch a Multi-site Campus' Manual."This should be required reading for any church that desires to go multi-site.I loved the step-by-step "How To's".It was almost like they had cameras in our pre-lainch discussions.They gave insight to every question we had.
Everyone is going multi-site
If the number of people attending your church is growing beyond the available seating capacity, you could build a bigger church. However, an increasingly popular alternative being adopted by many churches is to become a multi-site church, and multi-site churches of many different flavours are discussed in this helpful Leadership Network Innovation Series book.
There are many practical advantages to multi-site churches. It is far less expensive to have smaller buildings rather than larger buildings. It is much easier to find available real estate. With smaller congregations in each venue there are less likely to be major traffic jams. Local government zoning issues are less likely to be problematic, and relations with neighbours are likely to be better. Often existing buildings can be used without the need to build new ones.
Aside from the practical advantages of a multi-site strategy, many churches have found that a multi-site presence significantly enhances their mission. People are more likely to invite their neighbours if they can attend a venue which is near where they live. A new multi-site venue is like a church plant, but it has instant access to the reputation and resources of an established church. Any growing church should be considering the advantages of a multi-site strategy.
Great reference for multi-site churches
I read this book in one setting because we are starting a second site. I think this is the premier reference for multi-location churches.
A pleasant suprise!
Honestly I was very skeptical going into this book.I picked it up because a pastors group that I am a part of were going to be discussing it together.Going into the book I had a particular picture of what a multi-site church looked like and was pleasantly suprised and even found myself enthusiastic about the concept after just the first few chapters.It is great to see the many varieties of multi-site out there and how God is working in incredible ways.A definite must read for anyone considering multi-site ministry or for anyone who wants to get a different perspective on it.Good, easy, quick read.
A Master's degree in Multi-site
If you are a church leader even thinking about multi-site, are multi-site or want to know what multi-site is - you need this book.Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon and Warren Bird have put togther a Master's Degree in multi-site in a readable and enjoyable book.
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