The Multi-Site Church Revolution: Being One Church in Many Locations by Geoff SurrattThe Multi-Site Church Revolution: Being One Church in Many Locations by Geoff Surratt

The Multi-Site Church Revolution: Being One Church in Many Locations

byGeoff Surratt, Greg Ligon, Warren Bird

Paperback | May 23, 2006

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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.

Geoff Surratt is on staff of Seacoast Church, a successful and high-visibility multi-site church. Geoff has twenty-four years of ministry experience in churches. Along with his wife and two children, he lives in Charleston, South Carolina. He is coauthor of The Multi-Site Church Revolution and author of Ten Stupid Things That Keep Chur...
Title:The Multi-Site Church Revolution: Being One Church in Many LocationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.38 × 0.63 inPublished:May 23, 2006Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310270154

ISBN - 13:9780310270157


Table of Contents

ContentsForeword by Erwin Raphael McManus.....7Preface: A Prediction for the Future.....9Part One:The Birth of the Multi-Site MovementOne: You Say You Want a Revolution?.....15Meet several highly successful multi-site churchesTwo: A Wide Variety of Models.....26Notice the broad range of models in this overviewof the multi-site movementPart Two:How to Become One Church in Many LocationsThree: Would It Work for You?.....45Consider why your church should explore multi-siteas a strategyFour: On a Mission from God.....60Discern God's call for your church and leadershipFive: Opportunity Knocks.....71Don't expect "We've always done it this way" tobecome your church mottoSix: Selling the Dream.....84Learn how to use effective vision casting, helpfullanguage, and strategic field tripsSeven: Who's Going to Pay for This?.....96Discover how to do multi-site in ways your churchcan affordEight: Launching the Mission.....111Evaluate these common factors in the successfullaunch of a second locationPart Three:What Makes Multi-Site Work BestNine: Hitting the Sweet Spot.....125Make sure to define and replicate your unique DNAwith help from these ideasTen: Designing the Right Structure.....133Learn to grow at multiple locations by modifyingthe way you staff, structure, and communicateEleven: Building Better Leaders.....142Experience success by emphasizing the role of campuspastors, developing the next generation of leaders,and promoting from withinTwelve: Leveraging Technology.....163Find the right balance of technology, whether youuse in-person teaching or videoThirteen: Avoiding Detours.....173Learn important lessons from churches that havetaken wrong turns or hit roadblocksPart Four:Why Extend Further and Reach More People?Fourteen: Secrets of Ongoing Replication.....185Don't let your dream stop short of developing anentire movement of replicating campusesFifteen: Where Do We Go from Here?.....195Be part of turning the tide in a battle being lost bycurrent approaches to doing churchAppendix A: Internet Link for Multi-Site Toolbox.....201Appendix B: International Multi-Site Overview.....202Appendix C: Directory of Multi-Site Churches Cited.....204Acknowledgments.....209Notes.....211Indexes.....215About the Authors.....222