Episode 318: Is Multisite a Thing of the Past?

Are multisites being replaced with autonomous churches? 

In Episode 318 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss how multisite trends are changing and some points to keep in mind if a church is thinking about switching their model. Here is today’s question: 

Are you starting to see a trend from churches that set out with a campus model/strategy and are now turning their churches into autonomous churches? For example, it didn’t sound like Village Church was set out to change, but as they walked through the process, maybe this is a new strategy that God is taking them through to turn into autonomous churches? It kind of seems like there are more and more churches that are only doing campus model for a season and moving on. 

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Trends in church multiplication
  • Points to consider if your church is considering a church model shift
  • The importance of keeping in-line with the church’s purpose when multiplying

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Another trend you are seeing is a proliferation of mergers happening.”  – @toddadkins
  • “The multisite movement is still growing, it just may be changing.” – @toddadkins
  • “Multisite is going rural.” – @toddadkins
  • “Multisite does not mean video.” – @danielsangi
  • “I am pro-multisite, I am pro-church planting, but I am not pro every church doing multisite.” – @danielsangi
  • “There are not many pastors and staff members that can manage multi-campuses.” – @danielsangi
  • “How do you lead with vision, and far enough in advance, that everyone ‘buys-in’ across the campuses?’ – @danielsangi
  • “Unless the gravity of a person or purpose holds the churches together, the churches will spin off.” – @toddadkins 
  • “Make sure it comes back to the purpose.” – @toddadkins
  • “Just because you see other churches doing this, it doesn’t mean it is necessarily for everyone.” – @danielsangi
  • “It is an ongoing conversation – together as leaders of a church – to discern what God is calling you to in this next season and in the next few years.” – @danielsangi
  • “Any time there is a leadership change, it is a good time to re-think models. Models are temporary; there are no perfect models.” @danielsangi

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