I hope you’ve enjoyed the interviews I’ve been posting on here over the last 2 weeks. I’ve got some more interviews coming that relate to what we’ve been discussing. If you can’t tell, I’m a big fan of the model of church that we’ve been exploring on here over the last 2 weeks. I’m building up to something that we’ll discuss and I’ll announce later on, but in the meantime, I want you guys (and gals) to ask more probing questions and anything that concerns or excites you.
This is where you guys come in: I’m going to be interviewing Andrew Statezny, who oversees the LifeChurch.tv Network churches. If you have questions for him, comment and let me know.
I’m going to be interviewing Jamie Munson, Lead Pastor of Mars Hill in Seattle (where Mark Driscoll teaches). If you have questions for Jamie about their model and his role, comment and let me know.
If you have some new questions for campus pastors of multi-site churches that you’d like me to go back and ask them, comment and let me know.
If you have questions for either the LifeChurch.tv Network church pastor or the North Point Strategic Partner church pastor, comment and let me know.
My goal, as always, is continuing education, inspiration and stretching us in our leadership. This is your time to learn from, challenge and question these models, these churches and these leaders. Is there a question or a follow-up question that you’ve been wishing I had asked these leaders? If so, let me know.
*** By the way, my friend Tony Morgan blogged about multi-site church findings yesterday. I want you to read the full post on his blog HERE. He also has a link to the full report. Here are a few highlights worth noting:
- There are an estimated 3,000 multi-site churches in the United States.
- The number of multi-site churches now outnumber the megachurches. That, of course, means smaller churches are beginning to use the multi-site strategy. (By the way, the number of megachurches continues to grow as well.)
- Multi-sites have a 90% success rate.
- Most multi-site churches launch an on-campus venue first before starting at a new location.
- The new satellite campuses tend to show faster growth than the original campus. In fact, 2 out of 5 surveyed churches have experienced growth of 50% or more the first year of their new campus.
- The median size of a multi-site church is 1,300 people including the attendance of all campuses.
- Churches who use a multi-site strategy are actually more likely to plant churches as well.
Wow, so surely you have some more questions for our guests? I’m sure the multi-site guru himself (Jim Tomberlin) would be willing to jump in and answer some questions to. What do you have for him and these other leaders? Fire away!