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It’s Time to Grow the Multisite Capacity of your Church

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Currently there are more than 8,000 multisite churches across America and more than 1,600 mega churches (churches of more than 2,000 people in weekly attendance). While both are growing, the multisite church movement has outpaced the mega church movement in America. What was once seen as only a Band-Aid strategy for space issues at mega churches has become a vehicle for growth in local churches of all kinds and all sizes (the average size a church goes multisite is around 850-1200). “Multi” doesn’t mean “Mega” anymore.

If your church is considering going multisite or stuck somewhere along the way these articles will help you move in the right direction! I’ve been a part of and writing about the Multisite Movement for the past 5 years and I’ve compiled 20 of my most popular articles on Mutisite Church Leadership for you here. Hope it’s helpful!

Why Going Multisite wont’ Fix your Church

I’m excited about churches growing and reaching new people with the Gospel. But one trend I’ve observed about the multisite movement concerns me. 80% of churches in America are stuck or in decline and a growing number of them are looking to multisite as the silver bullet to fix their “stuckness.” Here’s why I’m concerned…

Is your Church Ready to go Multisite?

Many churches are just jumping into the deep end of the pool and figuring this multisite thing out as they go. While you can do that, I’d suggest a better way to ensure a successful launch is to develop your strategy ahead of time. If you church is considering going multisite this next year I’d encourage your Senior Leadership Team work through these 10 multisite readiness checkpoints.

Campus Constants for Multisite Churches

Feel free to learn from this and adapt it for your context. We’ve found that this document along with our leadership distinctives and “playbooks” developed by each Ministry Development Team member for each of their ministry areas has really helped us define, stay on track, and provide clarity to our multisite model.

8 Keys to Defining your Multisite Strategy

Many churches are just jumping into the deep end of the pool and figuring this multisite thing out as they go. While you can do that, I’d suggest that a stronger way to launch and continue launching campuses is to nail down your strategy as much as you can ahead of time. While there a lot of models and variations of models to choose from there are 8 keys to developing an effective multisite strategy that I’d encourage you to wrestle with before you launch your first multisite campus.

5 Big Questions to Answer Before you go Multisite

Your church may be considering going multisite. If so, that’s exciting news and I’d love to hear about it! But before you do here are 5 big questions you need to answer before you take the multisite plunge.

Why 20 Large Churches went…didn’t go…and still might go Multisite

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to sit in a room full of over 20 Executive Pastors. These incredible men serve at various large churches across America ranging in size from 750 to over 6,000 in weekend attendance. Of the many issues and subjects that were tackled through out the week, one that we ended up drilling down on for considerable time was the Multisite Church movement that’s grown legs over the last decade

5 Differences between a Multisite and a Church Plant

In the past 24 years of existence Sun Valley (the church I get to serve at) has been a part of planting more than 25 churches and in the past 2 years has gone multisite moving from 1 campus to five, with more coming in the future. One of the things we’ve discovered along the way is that there are significant differences between church planting and going multisite. Here’s just a few…

Managing the Tension between Culture and Control in a Multisite Church

When you break it down, there are only two core approaches to multisite alignment. You can either lead through culture or you can lead through control. Which approach is best for your multisite team? Understanding their five differences can help you decide:

6 Keys to Selecting your Next Multisite Campus

The multisite movement isn’t going away anytime soon. A 2014 exhaustive study conducted by Leadership Network found that there were more than 8,000 multisite churches across America and that number has continued to grow. In fact of the 100 largest churches in America only 12 are not multisite churches. If your church is thinking about embracing a multisite strategy here are a few things you should consider when selecting your next location.

If it’s Not on a Screen it’s Not Multisite

Being a part of leading a large multisite church, I’m frequently asked by church leaders about my thoughts on various multisite models and how we do it at the church I’m a part of. In this post I’m going to answer that question (to an extent) for everyone reading this article and here’s a little warning, I’m going to say it in a bit of a straight forward matter of fact manner. Here’s the way I look at it, and I reserve the right to be wrong…“If it’s not on a screen, it’s not a multisite.”

I’d like to invite you to participate in the next Multisite Coaching Network offered by the Unstuck Group.

Learn to more effectively lead a growing, multisite church. This 7-month, collaborative coaching experience includes 3 gatherings in Atlanta, 2 exclusive webinars, and 2 one-on-one coaching calls.

For more information and to get your application in to reserve your spot in the next network follow this link!

CLICK BELOW TO GET THE OTHER 10 MULTISITE CHURCH LEADERSHIP ARTICLES!

7 Multisite Myths

There are a lot of misconceptions floating around out there about the multisite movement. Here are the most popular 7 that I hear as I work with churches around the country.

8 Things to Consider Before you Multisite

Is your church considering multisite as a part of your future strategy? You need to dig into these 8 ideas with your Sr. Leadership Team first!

Multisite Church Fast Facts

15 quick hitting facts about the multisite movement based on national research!

5 Differences between Church Planting and Multisite

A church plant and a multisite campus are distinctly different animals. You better know the difference before you begin!

What is a Campus Pastor?

Many churches are trying to figure out this new role in church-world. This post will help you define it in your context.

3 Organizational Shifts that Multisite Churches Experience

Going multisite will change everything at your church. Here are 3 organizational shifts that multisite churches go through as they grow.

Building a Central Service Team in a Multisite Model

If you’re leading in a multisite church eventually you’re going to be faced with the tension of building a centralized team that supports decentralized and geographically separated campuses.

Launching Multisite Campuses is the Easy Part

“Launching multisite campuses is the easier part of multisiting. Managing the inter-campus relationships and the restructuring necessary to accommodate a growing multisite strategy is the more difficult part. Multisite is not for the faint-of-heart!”

The Difference between a Campus Pastor and a Church Planter

There’s a big difference between a Campus Pastor and a Church Planter. Put a Church Planter in place to lead your next multisite campus and you’re in for trouble!

What makes a great Campus Pastor a Great Campus Pastor?

Do you know what you’re looking for in your next Campus Pastor? Don’t miss these 7 qualities that every great Campus Pastor has!

I’d like to invite you to participate in the next Multisite Coaching Network offered by the Unstuck Group.

Learn to more effectively lead a growing, multisite church. This 7-month, collaborative coaching experience includes 3 gatherings in Atlanta, 2 exclusive webinars, and 2 one-on-one coaching calls.

For more information and to get your application in to reserve your spot in the next network follow this link!


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