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What Thriving Multisite Churches Do Exceptionally Well

February 21, 2017

Guest article courtesy of Portable Church Industries- An increasing number of churches are going the multisite way. In fact, the last 15 years have seen close to 8,000 multisite churches spring up across the United States. That’s not all, an impressive 85% of multisite churches continue to thrive even past their fifth year. If you’re looking to launch multiple campuses or seeking inspiration for your current multisite church, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a list of five key things that successful multisite churches are doing exceptionally well. Let’s take a look: 1. Focusing more on outreach: While a growing congregation can trigger the launch of a new campus, it is the… More

Church Multiplication Survey from Leadership Network

February 7, 2017

Guest article courtesy of Leadership Network What works best in a new church or multisite campus? How fast do new churches/campuses grow? How much does it cost to start a new church or campus? This survey is designed to answer these questions and more. Briefly tell us a few facts about your situation—including your worship style, approach to discipleship, and any plans for multiplication—and we will give you instant access to several free resources, including “10 Ways to Help a Church Planter or Campus Pastor,” plus a chance to win one of five $100 Amazon gift cards. We’ll also send you an executive summary of the findings later this year so you can learn about… More

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

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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."


"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

"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

"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."


"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

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

Craig Groeschel – Lead Pastor
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