Multisite 2016: What’s New and What’s Next? Guest Speaker: Jim Tomberlin – Founder, CEO, MultiSite Solutions Wednesday, Nov 2 , 2016 – 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Radiant Church 4020 Maizeland Rd Colorado Springs, CO Doors open at 8:00 am. Includes continental breakfast & refreshments. Click to Register for FREE event or call 800-752-7910
The multisite movement has progressed through some very identifiable seasons. When I started down the multisite path as a senior pastor in Colorado in the 1990s, multisite was a radical idea. In the first decade of the 21st century, multisite then became a cool idea among large, cutting-edge churches. Now, in the second decade of this century, multisite has become the mainstream idea among healthy, growing churches of all sizes. What began as a radical idea has spawned a movement of more than five million people attending one of the 5,000-plus multisite churches across North America. More importantly, the multisite movement is not slowing down. This movement is comprised of non-denominational and denominational… More
A free event for all, laity and clergy. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 Edmond OK-St. Luke’s UMC Speakers: Jim Tomberlin and Greg Ligon, multisite church strategists Topics: Vision casting, merger and non-merger roles, rural models, niche models like micro-sites, and more. Sponsor: Oklahoma United Methodist Conference-New Faith Communities Ministry Team. Details: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., lunch provided. St. Luke UMC 900 N. Sooner Rd. Edmond, OK. Deadline: Register by Oct. 3, 2016 https://okumc-reg.brtapp.com/MULTISITEFORUM From left: Mark Foster and Andy Nelms, Edmond-Acts 2; Chris Tiger, Conference director of New Faith Communities; Andy Henson, Owasso/Catoosa; Jaimie Willis and Ray Crawford, Claremore-First.
By Wade Burnett Earlier this year Jim Tomberlin and I joined one of the members of our consulting team, Kevin Penry, at Life.Church, the largest church in America. Life.Church is a leader in the multisite church movement, and Kevin has played a key role in developing their strategy as a founding member of the five-person Directional Leadership Team. Kevin oversees all of the operations related to the campus launches and the ongoing ministry at each location. Jim and Kevin’s friendship began when they met at the first gathering of multisite pioneers in Chicago on September 11, 2001. I got to know Kevin through a series of strategic partnerships in the multisite world. Looking back, no one… More