Why Multi-Site Church? 6 Benefits

PlantMulti-site Church development continues to be a great tool for multiplying & revitalize churches. A few observations about current multi-site churches among Louisiana Baptists,

  • those churches have experienced a combined 30% growth in attendance since becoming multi-site.
  • 80% have experienced growth in worship & small groups.
  • Half have included a church merger or gifting of a building from a declining church as part of the multisite development.
  • Half have requested & received cooperative funding from the Missions & Ministries Team of our state convention for the new sites.
  • ALL of them were growing churches BEFORE multisite development, not BECAUSE of multi-site development.

One of the big takeaways: Multisite is NOT a tool for getting your church to grow, but to multiply your growing DNA to a new community.

Dennis Watson, Pastor of Celebration Church in New Orleans, which has 6 campuses & planning more gives six benefits of a Multisite Campus Strategy, Multi-site enables your church to:

  • Grow larger and smaller at the same time.
  • Overcome geographic and cultural barriers to reach new people.
  • Address more community needs and provide more community support.
  • Involve more people in growth and outreach opportunities.
  • Staff with generalists and specialists, so that both groups can be utilized.
  • Provide a new church vibe with a big church punch.

How can our church know if multisite is in our future:

  • Do you have a vision for church revitalization that may include merging with a declining congregation?
  • Are you running out of space, but do not feel led to build bigger?
  • Has your church been in decline and could possibly be a candidate for merging with a sister congregation?
  • Take this MultiSiteDiagnosis Self Assessment.

Doing some Multi-Site readiness roundtables this week in southeast Louisiana. Let me know if you’d like more info.

About Lane Corley

I am - Follower of Jesus Christ - Husband to the beautiful and patient Heather Corley - Father of three. - Church Planter / Church Planting Strategist with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. - When I can, I’m reading, raised bed gardening, deer hunting, and on mission with my church. - Hoping to be helpful.

Posted on August 13, 2015, in Church Planting, Louisiana Baptists and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I think it is a great idea to have multiple sites for the same church. I think that because if you are out of your own town you could go to a different church but it would be the same as your one back home. I also think it is great that there would be more people who believe in the same things as you do and that creates unity.

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