Why Multisite Churches Get Stuck?

Most of the 8,000-plus multisite churches in the United States are stuck at one or two additional campuses because they don’t know how (or aren’t willing) to make the organizational changes necessary to fully deliver their church to multiple locations. The majority of multisite churches are still functioning like a mono-site church with campuses instead of as a church of campuses. Very few multisite churches get beyond three campuses. Those that do figure out how to reproduce their ministry best practices and restructure organizationally.


Here are some characteristics of churches that are delivering their church well across multiple campuses:

  • Four or more geographical campuses
  • A multisite director on the senior leadership team
  • At least 50 percent of total church attendance beyond the original campus
  • Designated central staff that supports all the campuses
  • A designated campus pastor at the original campus who is not the senior pastor
  • Multisite campuses launching campuses
  • Empowered local campus pastors who are unquestionably committed to the mission, vision, values and strategy of the sending church
  • Multisiting is all about figuring out how to deliver your church to the people

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