Multisite Church Best Practices
Search the web for best practices for leading a multisite church and you may get the sense that there are many ways to do multisite effectively.
It began in Acts 2 with the church of Jerusalem meeting in many locations. The one church-multiple locations concept has seen many expressions throughout church history as church leaders adapted to changing cultural realities and leveraged technological advances.
COVID-19 did not change the multisite trends we were already seeing pre-pandemic, but rather, it accelerated them.
In a world of decreasing in-person attendance and a shift towards hybrid ministry, how can multisite churches thrive in the new normal?
Our team has 100+ years of combined experience leading in multisite churches and learning best practices. We've found there are increasingly some predictable outcomes to the different models and approaches churches take to launching campuses.
Get the "Future of Multisite" video series by Jim Tomberlin, Multisite and Merger Strategist, with videos on:
We found ourselves at a place where we knew something wasn't quite right but we couldn't quite put our finger on it. We didn't want to wait until we got really stuck.
As your church moves from a single location to more and more campuses, leaders continually face new challenges.
Their roles change and evolve. Developing and empowering more leaders becomes even more essential. How you communicate, how you make decisions, and how you report within the new structure-If there was any crack of confusion before, those issues become tremendous gaps once going multisite. You'll be managing tensions that didn't exist before.
Multisite Models, Staffing & Structure
Our Multisite Consultants can help get your church unstuck.
"The best two days of strategic planning I've ever done. Clear, helpful and practical, we did what I thought would take us months (create a new vision) in just two days. Impressive."
"Staff is healthier. We're continuing to make a greater impact. The number of people that we've had come to faith is up over 180%. As a ministry, we're more innovative and creative as missionaries to reach our culture."
"What a two-day experience for The Crossing! I strongly believe the overall experience with The Unstuck Group is a defining moment for us. The traction gained because of the collective process is HUGE."
Prepared, equipped and vision-driven teams create a contagious atmosphere of joy and excellence. It's extremely important to launch with a specific purpose and strategy for your ministry team and volunteers.
We can guide you through the process of clarifying your organization-wide ministry strategy, and how it can be replicated effectively across campuses. See how our multisite consulting process works.
We'd love to share more about what we're learning works in healthy, expanding multisite churches. Would you like to start a conversation?