Category: Multi Site

Multi-Site: How to Build Staff Culture Across Campuses

In a multi-site model, it’s far too easy to see overall church culture fall and cultural silos rise. As campuses build cohesion and unity (which they absolutely should), that cohesion can often come at the...

Multi-Site: Agency or Autonomy?

As noted before, there are as many ways to structure multi-site churches as there are multi-site churches. But there is one conversation that persistently arises in almost any multi-site model, and that’s the question of...

Multi-Site: Same Destination, Different Pace

I’ve said before that a multi-site approach may necessarily mean multi-standards. In other words, the permanence of the facility and our standing in the facility (rent vs. own) might affect things like cleanliness, environment, and...

Multi-Site: How to Build Church Culture Across Campuses

In multi-site church world, it’s scarily easy to expand because of the identity of the mothership, and then lose that identity as more campuses are launched. In other words: the excitement and growth that led...

Multi-Site: Are You Owning or Resourcing?

For every multi-site church, it seems there’s a slightly different approach to multi-site structure (see a few examples here). In our approach, we have more of a centralized structure. That is, we have a central...

How to Lead at Other Campuses (When You Can’t Leave Your Own)

If you’re a leader at a multi-site church, how do you effectively lead at other locations when you’re tethered to one particular place? That was my story for the first few years of our multi-site...

Multi-Site: One Model for Hiring Campus Leaders

In this on-again off-again series of indeterminate length, we explore different topics related to the multi-site church context. See all posts in the series. I’ve said it a thousand times before and I’ll say it...

Multi-Site: Do You Need a Boot Camp?

Multi-site churches often struggle with the “curse of knowledge,” the phenomenon that occurs when something is so second-nature to us, we assume that everyone else should know it, as well. In multi-site world, the curse...

A Very Multi-Site Christmas

By the time this post goes live, we’ll be three days away from Christmas With the Summit, a day-long series of celebrations of the incarnation. But at the time of writing, we’re still on the...

Multi-Site: 10 Questions to Ask Your Campus Director

In a recent multi-site post I mentioned seven ways to avoid “Corporate Syndrome” if you’re a central ministry leader who is coaching a campus director. (For our purposes, we’ll define “Campus Director” as the leader...

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