multisite churches


books

A Multi-Site Church Roadtrip: Exploring the New Normal
by Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon, Warren Bird

The Multi-Site Church Revolution
by Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon, Warren Bird

articles

Authors Document Explosion of Multi-Site Churches

It's been only three years since the authors released The Multi-Site Church Revolution but in that short time span they've seen the movement explode.

Multi-site churches are in nearly every major U.S. city and state, according to the book, and almost one in ten Protestant worshippers attend a multi-site church in the United States or Canada.

Up from 300 in the year 2000, there are currently 3,000 multi-sites in the country. Among megachurches, 37 percent reported being multi-site in 2008, up from 27 percent in 2005. At the same time, average seating capacities in megachurches have largely remained the same, growing only minimally from 1,709 to 1,794.

other resources



from an email newsletter from 9 Marks ministries:

PRESENTING AND ARGUING FOR THE MULTI-SITE CHURCH

Theological Defense of Multi-Site
A seminary professor examines the multi-site phenomenon and offers a biblical, theological, historical, and missional argument for the multi-site church.
By Gregg R. Allison

A Pastor Defends His Multi-Site Church
A multi-site pastor provides a biblical, practical, and pastoral defense of his multi-site church.
By J.D. Greear


ARGUING AGAINST THE MULTI-SITE CHURCH

Nine Reasons I Don't Like Multi-site Churches, from a Guy Who Should
A young, tech-savvy seminary professor explains why he's not getting on board the multi-site revolution.
By Thomas White

Theological Critique of Multi-Site: Leadership Is the Church 
The local church on earth is constituted by a gathering of Christians, which means the multi-site and multi-service “church” is not a church, but an association of churches.
By Jonathan Leeman


Concerns:

Bob Hyatt's Franchise Ahoy

Online Sermons by Eric Costa
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