Episode 70: Autonomy and Centralization Issues for Multisite Churches

Decision rights, celebrating the right thing, and how campuses can become autonomous.

In Episode 70 of the New Churches Q&A Podcast, we talk about multisite churches, their potential transition to church plants, and central services. Here is Andy Rowell’s question,

Should there be a plan for multisite churches to grant their sites more and more freedom over time?

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Centralization components for multisite churches
  • How to determine decision rights for the leadership of your church
  • The path to autonomy for campuses is different than the path to continual integration

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Centralizing graphics, communication, and finances are helpful benefits for multisite churches.”
  • “Are you going to be an identical twin, sibling, or cousin?”
  • “How much DNA are you going to share in-between campuses?”
  • “What you celebrate gets measured and emphasized.”
  • “In multisite, you’re going to have to tweak as you move forward.”
  • “My greatest legacy won’t be the numbers when I leave, it’ll be the staff I develop and who is going to take my place.”

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