Item description for The Multi-Site Church Revolution: Being One Church in Many Locations (Leadership Network Innovation) by Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon & Warren Bird...
Overview The authors capture the story of a widespread movement of churches that are expanding their ministries to include multiple formats, venues, and locations, using dozens of in-the-trenches examples.
Publishers Description 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 servicesyou'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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Leadership Network Innovation
ISBN 0310270154 ISBN13 9780310270157 UPC 025986270155
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Reviews - What do customers think about Multi-Site Church Revolution?
A Must Read For Growing Churches Mar 8, 2007
A wonderful book that gets you thinking about a vital growth barrier- your facility. There is no one way to go multi-site, and I really like how this book shares the various different ways of expanding our church without either building a larger facility or starting another church altogether. A great win-win! We will definately be going multi-site and my leadership will be reading this book as a next step.
Awesome Book! Jan 18, 2007
This book is right on and I believe completely that this is the way the Lord is moving His Church. In a time of mega churches, it takes mega dollars to make them happen. I see the multi-site church revolution as being a way where God takes awesome churches, doing awesome things and allowing them to grow horizontally vs. vertically for a fraction of the dollars. Our church is moving in this direction and it is so much more strategic than to build a bigger building. Thanks for the inspiration! Todd - Horizons Community Church, Ham Lake, MN.
Thinking About Your Church Meeting in Different Locations? READ THIS BOOK Jul 11, 2006
I love this book. Here is why!
* It's original. I have not found another book that discusses this model of reproduction.
* It is full of relevant information. These guys have done their homework. They have researched the issue thoroughly.
* It's short. 200 pages.
* It's full of stories. The book is full of stories of real life churches and leaders who have listened to God and are pioneering this model. I learn a lot from stories.
* It focuses on application. At the end of every chapter there are workouts that will help you apply what you've read. There are assessments, checklists, charts, and graphs to help you wherever you are at in the process.
* It is written for all kinds of churches. Churches of any size and any age. It's written for rural, suburban and/or urban churches. This book does NOT say that multi-site is the ONLY model and it does NOT say there is only ONE WAY to do multi-site. It is full of principles that can be applied whatever your situation.
If you are even thinking about doing church in multiple locations it would be beneficial to invest a few dollars and read this book.
The Multi-Site Church Revolution is the Complete Package Jul 5, 2006
The Multi-Site Church Revolution is the complete package! At just over 200 pages, it's packed with some really good back-story from churches where the idea is working. Equally helpful are examples of missteps in many of the model churches. Through the stories the authors effectively demonstrate that this is a strategy that is working in many different locations and in a variety of ways (Part One explores five different models).
The section that I found most helpful was on Building Better Leaders. Along with a list of 10 very practical ideas for leadership development, you'll find a list of 8 questions that will help you spot new leaders. No matter where you are on the multi-site journey, figuring out how to identify and then build more and better leaders is an ongoing challenge.
Another very helpful section is on the Secrets of Ongoing Replication. Organized around 7 thought-provoking questions, this chapter can serve as the basis for a very productive off-site for your team.
If there is a weakness, it might be in the chapter on defining your church's DNA. Hitting the Sweet Spot contains some helpful nuggets but you'll need to turn to other resources as you seek clarity on "what is foundational and what stands at the periphery."
All things considered this is a great new resource that will help advance the multi-site movement. If you're open to investigating a different solution, it could also open your eyes to new ways to advance the Kingdom. I highly recommend it.
The revolution is coming Jun 29, 2006
The great thing about "The Multi-site Church Revolution" is the hands on feel the book has. One of the authors (Geoff Surratt) is on staff at Seacoast Church, plus they connect with a wide variety of churches that are doing "multi-site". The benefit is that we are not just getting one perspective and one experience, but many. The multi-site church is more philosophy than it is model (although they introduce us to many). The philosophy is driven by a desire to reach more people with the life changing message of Jesus. Multi-site allows there to be a good stewardship of resources. Each new start-up doesn't have to reinvent the wheel each time around. In the Multi-Site Church Revolution, the philosophy for each of the representative churches is the same, but the strategy is wide and varied. It's not "just" video teaching, it's not about a "star" pastor, it's not just for "mega" churches.
The authors not only help you make some crucial decisions as to whether or not the multi-site approach can work in your setting, but then they walk through key ingredients for making a successful transition. I believe that the multi-site movement is exactly what they say it is: a coming revolution.