a class about Multi-Site Churches
In tonight’s class about multi-site churches, I mentioned a number of resources ::
- [slides] the multi-site church revolution (overview)
- [papers] Leadership Network’s resources about multi-site churches — free downloads
- [book] The Multi-Site Church Revolution: Being one church in many locations by Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon, Warren Bird
- [book] A Multi-Site Church Road Trip: Exploring the New Normal by Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon, Warren Bird
- [book] The Big Idea: Focus the Message- Multiply the Impact by Dave Ferguson, Eric Bramlett, Jon Ferguson
- [blog] the Multi-site Church Road Trip blog — the ultimate multi-site church blog
- List of churches with an internet campus
- Why Multi-Site? with Mark Driscoll at the 2008 Multi-Site Exposed conference
- What are the key issues in thinking through the multi-campus church movement? with John Piper
- North Coast Church: How we do multisite
- [update] also: Multi-Sightings free enewsletter, blog, and Multi-Site Solutions website (w consultant Jim Tomberlin)
Back story :: my pastor friend Ray Chang (Day 1 video) is in Taiwan on a vision trip with Ed Stetzer. Ray’s teaching a church planting couse at Talbot Seminary this semester. He graciously invited me to substitute-teach his class tonight for 3 hours. I didn’t think I could use that much time, and turns out, we did. Lively discussion ensued after I gave an overview of what a multi-site church is, 5 basic models, and examples of what it looks like. We explored why a church would use a multi-site strategy, how it could complement (or compete with) a church planting strategy, and ended the evening talking about internet campuses.
And, I see that there’s a new interview video of Ray Chang by Ed Stetzer about second generation Asian Americans and God’s global mission.
I hope the conversations can continue — add a comment below.