Tim & Alicia Gilligan founded Meadowbrook Church in Ocala, Florida in 1989 with a vision “to move people from where they are to where God wants them to be”. Twenty-five years later with 4,000+ people worshipping across 3 services, Meadowbrook is launching its first multisite campus in the fall of 2018. Here’s how the Meadowbrook team explained the multisite strategy to their church. Check out more multisite church videos on the MultiSite Solutions YouTube Channel.
Are your best staff vulnerable because your church’s pay package is not competitive? How much of your church’s budget should go to staffing costs? Want to be more consistent in your church’s compensation practices? Are your staff salary decisions based on latest practices and trends in large church compensation? Are multisite campus pastor salaries shaped more by campus size, campus growth, amount of preaching or something else? You are invited to participate in Leadership Network’s 2018 Survey. What YOU will learn from the materials you help produce: Is your top-tier staff paid the “market” rate for churches your size? What retirement contributions, bonuses and other benefits do churches like yours offer? What ratios and benchmarks… More
On Super Bowl Sunday Christ Church Oak Brook in the western suburbs of Chicago, launched their first multisite “branch” in Downers Grove, IL, about twenty minutes from their Oak Brook location. Founded in 1965, Christ Church is a highly respected church known for its strong teaching ministry under senior pastor Dan Meyer, its quality ministries and a strikingly beautiful sanctuary. Christ Church Esplanade launched with core team of 200 people. Nearly 600 people gathered for their first multisite service in Downers Grove and have settled in with weekly attendance under 300. They utilized social media, direct mail, and yard signage as part of the roll out. Here is a video Christ Church ran for three months in local theaters leading up to the… More
Guest Article by Andy Addis – Courtesy of Christianity Today Bringing big church opportunities to small communities. “Honestly, I think you’re crazy.” That was the conversation stopper offered by a friend and colleague. We had gone to seminary together in the Dallas – Fort Worth metro area, served on staff at the same church, and now lived halfway across the country from each other in two different worlds. Matt chose a more urban ministry setting in northern California, and I had returned home to the wheat fields of Kansas. Even before this conversation, he had been giving me a hard time about moving back to rural with several statements beginning with, “Why would you…?” Driving… More