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Multisite Labs @ Exponential West 2016

July 19, 2016

  Join me and the MultiSite Solutions team in the 2-day multisite pre-conference at Exponential West 2016! October 3-6, 2016 Irvine, CA. Day 1: Multisite Best Practices Every week over 5 million people attend one of the 5,000+ multisite churches across North America. Multisite has truly become the “new normal” for healthy, growing, outreach-oriented churches. Although every multisite church eventually adopts their own unique approach, there are also some very identifiable best practices emerging across the multisite movement. Learn what’s working best in the multisite world and evaluate your multisite fit with Jim Tomberlin from MultiSite Solutions. Day 2: Radical Multisite Lab The future of the multisite movement belongs to churches who want to move beyond… More


Multisite Movement Overview

June 22, 2016

Overview of the Multisite Movement by Wade Burnett The Multisite Movement is now in its third decade and has gone through multiple iterations. What started as a radical idea in the 1990’s, became the cool idea in the 2000’s and now has become the mainstream idea in this decade. Wade Burnett recently delivered a good overview of the Multisite Movement and where its headed at a Velocity Conference. Wade serves as Senior Partner at MultiSite Solutions after previously serving the church as a pastor, directional leader, church planter and consultant. In a prior life, Wade was a nationally recognized litigator whose work has been profiled in People magazine, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, ABC 20/20,… More

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7 Reasons NOT to Multisite

May 3, 2016

Guest Post By Jim Tomberlin for ChurchTechToday   When I launched the first video-based campus of Willow Creek in 2001 the primary question was, “Can this work?” Thousands of multisite churches later, the question has shifted to, “Should my church go multisite?” What started out as a “Band-Aid” for space and zoning problems of megachurches has developed into a viable option for every local church regardless of size. Multisite is no longer a question of feasibility for a church, but more of a question of strategy, “Is it right for my church?” 7 Good Reasons Not to Go Multisite Before considering the factors in answering that question, here are a few reasons not to go multisite. 1… More


Radical Multisite Update

April 5, 2016

This month my partner, Wade Burnett, and I wrapped up the second of three gatherings with the Radical Multisite Learning Community. Consisting of 16 cutting-edge multisite churches, it was convened through a partnership with MultiSite Solutions and Todd Wilson at Exponential. These churches represent some of the most successful multisite churches in the country averaging over 8,000 in weekend attendance across as many as 22 locations. All of them have a holy discontent to go beyond multisite success in making more and better disciples. They want to radically multisite. The multisite model opened the door to the reality that churches can reach and make more disciples by not being limited to one location. Now in… More

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The Bridge Church Cleveland, GA
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The Chapel
Scott Chapman – The Chapel, Lake Country, IL

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Senior Pastor, Cornerstone Church

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Dave Ferguson – Community Christian Church, Naperville, IL
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