Today I read the following on Tony Morgan’s blog and thought it was great and relevant to what we’ve been talking about with multi-site here on this blog. Check out what Tony is doing at his church:

We’re 11 days away from launching our second campus of West Ridge Church. Our desire to is start four more campuses over the next four years. With that in mind, we wanted to develop a framework to define the constants all of these campuses would share. Indirectly, that also helps clarify where each of the campuses also has freedom.

That led our leadership team to a conversation where we discussed how West Ridge would become one church in multiple locations. Borrowing from a similar resource from Community Christian Church in Chicago, we landed on these campus constants. Every campus of West Ridge Church will reflect the same:

  1. Mission
  2. Vision
  3. Strategy
  4. Shared Curriculum
  5. Teaching Team
  6. Leadership Structure
  7. Leadership Development
  8. Financial Model
  9. Communications & Web Strategy
  10. Central Services

Like everything we do, I’m sure this strategy will be tweaked over time particularly as we gain new insights through experience in multi-site. To download the full document, I encourage you to visit Tony’s blog HERE.

For those of you who are already engaged in a multi-site strategy, have you talked through campus constants? If so, how does your list differ?

Greg Atkinson

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