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What’s Trending In Multisite? 2017 Edition

January 10, 2017

  What’s next? Here are some of the trends emerging from the multisite-church movement in 2017. By Jim Tomberlin • December 25, 2016 Copyright © 2016 by Outreach Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Now in its third decade, the multisite movement has transformed the church landscape across North America. More than 5,000 denominational and nondenominational multisite churches are increasing at an exponential rate in urban, suburban and rural communities. The multisite movement began as a space solution for megachurches, developed into a growth strategy for healthy churches of all sizes. It evolved into a revitalization plan for stable but stuck churches, and has become a rebirth solution for declining churches that merge with a… More

Kristy Rutter Homegoing

January 8, 2017

It is with great sadness to announce that my friend, colleague and associate Kristy Rutter passed away last week. Her battle with cancer is over. She is now fully alive in the presence of Jesus. Her memorial service is this Tuesday, January 10 at The Chapel in Barrington, IL. The service will be at 7pm. Kristy was a life-giving person with a contagious joy for life, people and the kingdom of God. It was my privilege to work with Kristy at Willow Creek Community Church and then later serving multisite churches together. Kristy Rutter loved multiplying churches through church planting, launching multisite campuses and initiating church mergers. Kristy worked with New Campus Development for The Chapel,… More

Top Posts from MultiSite Solutions 2016

December 28, 2016

Here are the top MultiSite Solutions posts from 2016 highlighting some of the ways the multisite movement is transforming how we do church. How has multisite changed your church in 2016? How will it change your church in 2017? The Multisite Movement at a Crossroads  A Look Behind the Scenes of America’s Largest Church  Video Sermon Delivery Over The Internet  7 Reasons NOT to Become a Multisite Church  Microsites Are The New Big-What is A Microsite  The Church and The Refugee  Interview with Alan Hirsch-Multisite and Movements  Multisite 2016: What’s New and What’s Next?   

8 Statistics Every Multisite Leader Should Know

December 6, 2016

Previously posted by portablechurch “Multisite churches grow faster, have more lay participation and reach more new believers than single-site churches.” – Leadership Network/Generis Multisite Scorecard Over the last few years, there has been an unprecedented increase in the number of multisite churches in the US. And, why not? After all, multisite churches have proven to be an effective means of reaching out to people and plugging them into local church communities. The #multisitechurch movement show no signs of slowing down! Click To Tweet The recent facts and figures indicate that this movement shows no signs of slowing down. Here are eight statistics that every multisite church leader like you needs to know. There are only… More

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"Not only did he bring a depth of knowledge, insight and wisdom but he also helped to bring clarity to our strategy which will keep us healthy and growing well into the future. Jim brought to our team a pastor’s heart with a strategist’s mind for how to understand church growth through multisites."


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

Craig Groeschel – 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."


"He is a veteran leader, who is able to combine a wealth of knowledge with an intuitive grasp of the needs of the local pastor."

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

"Not only did he bring a depth of knowledge, insight and wisdom but he also helped to bring clarity to our strategy which will keep us healthy and growing well into the future."

Northview Church
Steve Poe – Lead Pastor – Northview Church – Carmel, IN

"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."

Community Christian Church
Dave Ferguson – Community Christian Church, Naperville, IL

"Jim Tomberlin was a huge asset to us during our recent move to multisite. His experience and expertise helped us navigate our staff and church through a church merger and greatly assisted us in the union of two churches. I highly recommend Jim to anyone prayerfully considering either mergers or multisite churches."

Senior Pastor, Cornerstone Church
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