This week’s book of the week is The Multi-Site Church Revolution by Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon, and Warren Bird.  Multi-site churches are growing by the day.  That term means a whole lot of different things, but fundamentally, it means being one church in many locations.

Some of these congregations show videos of their preacher in different locations.  Some have campus pastors who all teach the same things but in different locations.  This model tries to utilize resources in order not to reinvent the wheel with a new church start.  This approach starts with concepts, principles, values, resources, and people, and multiplies in a different location.

5 Top Ideas:

1. “A multi-site church is one church meeting in multiple locations…shares a common vision, budget, leadership, and board” (18).
2. “The power of the Word isn’t limited by the medium” (93).
3. “That’s the goal of a multi-site church as it moves from being an organization to being an organism: to accommodate growth without having to reinvent the structure” (138).
4. “Remember that most leaders are already present; they can be raised up from within the congregation” (145).
5. “The future of the multi-site might be a return to the mindset of the first-century believer, when the word church did not refer to a specific building or location but to a group of believers connected to other groups of believers by a common mission. Imagine the power of a church not built around a personality or a facility but instead built around a mission!” (200).

Travis Agnew is a Christian, husband, father, pastor, author, blogger, and religion instructor.