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The Campus Pastor Role: What Makes It Work?

August 6, 2018

Ask any multisite church leader today what’s the most important success factor in multisiting and the overwhelming answer is the campus pastor. The campus pastor appointment is the most important decision to make in a multisite campus strategy. Why? Everything rises or falls on leadership. The campus pastor role, which did not exist at the end of the twentieth century, has now become one of the most strategic and sought-after roles in growing churches. In this recent webinar my good friend and strategic partner Tony Morgan, founder of The Unstuck Group, interviews three seasoned campus pastors and discusses the unique challenges and blessings of leading a multisite campus. The Campus Pastor Role: What Makes It… More

The Tale of Two Churches Becoming Better Together

July 23, 2018

The tale of two churches becoming better together in Raleigh, NC Southbridge Fellowship has been a growing church in search of a permanent facility for eleven years. Covenant Church has been a declining church for ten years and was considering selling the current location to relocate to a smaller and less expensive facility. When Southbridge inquired about the possibility of purchasing the Covenant Church campus on 10.7 acres, the Covenant Board responded with a bold idea—joining together! Two months later 93% of the joining church membership affirmed the merger to became better together as one. ​Here’s their story. . . “When another local church in town ask if they could join with our church, our leadership was very excited…. More

Should We Reconsider the Multi-Site Approach?

July 2, 2018

Courtesy of ChurchLeaders.com By J.D. Greear, Pastor of Summit Church in Raleigh, NC One of the benefits of being connected to other churches around the country is that we get to learn from each other. Sometimes that “learning” is a little more one-sided, where (for instance) I glean all of Tim Keller’s wisdom and he occasionally peeks over at what I’m up to. Most of the time, though, the Summit ends up being enriched by our friendships with other churches. When our church adopted a multi-site strategy a few years ago, even then the strategy was old enough for us to see how different people were doing it. Asking our friends and looking into the ways that others have… More

Multisite Lab & Workshops @ Exponential

June 12, 2018

Regional Southern California (October 2 – 4)    Join us at Hero Maker – Exponential Regional Conference 2018 in Southern California October 2-4. Exponential is the largest gathering of church multipliers on the planet with many of the leading voices and practitioners in the multisite movement focusing on church reproduction and multiplication. When you register for Exponential Regional Southern California 2018 and choose the Pre-Conference Multisite Lab, you can use the code multisite18 and get the Pre-Conference Labs free ($59 value). Multisite Lab – Hosted by MultiSite Solutions An Equipping Lab for Church Leaders Day 1 (Tuesday, October 2): ​Going Multisite (1-5pm) The multisite movement began as a space solution for megachurches but has become a reproductive strategy for healthy, growing, outreach-oriented churches. Many… More

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The Chapel
Scott Chapman – The Chapel, Lake Country, IL

"Jim is one of the country’s leading thinkers on the multi-site movement."

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Craig Groeschel – Lead Pastor

"If the Holy Spirit is in it, Jim and his team can help you develop a plan to that honors God and everyone involved."

The Bridge Church Cleveland, GA
Patrick Ballington – Lead Pastor

"Jim came along side Celebration Church from the very beginning of our multi-site journey. His insight, strategy, and understanding of what it takes to be a healthy church was huge to us as we began this new journey. Since partnering with Jim, we’ve gone from one church meeting in a single location, to five campuses meeting throughout Wisconsin."

MARK GUNGOR
SENIOR PASTOR - CELEBRATION CHURCH, GREEN BAY, WI

"With our Branch Creek Campus, LCBC Church is better positioned to reach more people with the good news of Jesus throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania. Having Jim Tomberlin at our side was a definite benefit..."

Lives Changed By Christ Church, Lancaster, PA
David Ashcraft – Senior Pastor

"If your church is thinking about going multisite make sure you have Jim on your team."

Sagebrush Church
Todd Cook – Sagebush Community Church – Alberquerque, New Mexico

"If you’re planning to go multisite and want someone to walk you through implementing your strategy successfully you’ll want to connect with Jim…you won’t be disappointed."

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Dave Ferguson – Community Christian Church, Naperville, IL
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