In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins is joined by Bryan Rose, Lead Navigator for Auxano. During their conversation, they discuss the following questions:
- How is multisite biblical?
- What are the most common reasons to go multisite?
- What are the best strategies for multisite?
- How long does it take to launch a new campus?
- How do you staff for multisite?
“As we read Paul’s letters, we can see the church was one church in multiple locations.”
“Yes, it’s biblical. How is it biblical? Well, the church is always called to respond to its local context.”
“Every church is unique, and part of that uniqueness is the context.”
“Multisite is a replication of systems and processes that improves efficiency and in some statistical studies raises the chances of success higher than church planting because of the connection.”
“Most people go to multisite for practical reasons: they run out of space, they don’t want to add a third or a fourth service.”
“You can’t commute to community.”
“We’ve got people who are already engaged in their community where they live, work, and play. Why are we asking the to commute in for service?”
“Or we tell people in those settings, you need to invite your neighbors and friends. And they are looking at us saying our neighbors would have to commute 45 minutes to an hour to come to this service. Are you kidding me?”
“Our context around us has changed. We still want to reach where we are, but we also know we need to reach who we are, not just where we are.”
“They are reaching towns of 130 people with what is essentially a house church multisite movement.”
“Contextually speaking, you have to look at you community and look at your church and see what is best for you.”
“There are plenty of people who have done it, they’ve done it all different ways, and all of them have made mistakes.”
“The 90 days leading up to launch and 90 days post launch are where everybody is a 12 on a scale of 1 to 10.”
“Be sure that you announce: Hey, don’t go to this campus unless you are going to lead or serve because we need your seat for lost people. Don’t come because it’s closer to you home and you think you are going got sit and soak and get all the amenities of the current location.”