Published: 3 months ago

Multi-Site: Getting Past the “Video Pastor”

Each week as I read through our first-time guest surveys, I know there will be some predictable trends. First-timers are prone to talk about the organizational hospitality they sensed when they arrived, the excitement of the worship service, or the inviting atmosphere of the …

Published: 4 months ago

Multi-Site: You Need An EPOD

I’ve said before that there are as many ways to arrange a multi-site church as there are multi-site churches. If your structure includes some form of central oversight, or depends on campuses to have a similar DNA, then this post will be helpful. Years …

Published: 7 months ago

Does Multi-Site = Multi-Standards?

If you are a multi-site church, chances are that at least one of your locations is in a facility you do not own. For us, we currently have just over half of our eleven campuses in rented / leased / borrowed spaces: one middle …

Published: 10 months ago

Multi-Site: Ponder the Pendulum

Multi-site structure is a funny thing. Not always “funny-ha-ha.” Sometimes it’s more like “Funny as in I’m laughing to keep from taking a long drive off of a short pier.” If you’re in a multi-site church that has a centralized staffing structure with oversight …

Published: 11 months ago

Multi-Site: How Do You Lead?

I’ve mentioned before that there are as many multi-site models as there are multi-site churches. But today’s question centers around one of leadership: How do you lead campuses from a central role? Here’s how the structure works in our model: my “direct reports” are the …

Published: 1 year ago

Multi-Site: Bringing Balance To Your Guest Services Teams

If you’re a connoisseur of certain retail and fast-food chains like I am, you no doubt have picked up on some discrepancies over the years. One retail giant will have exceptionally good customer service in one location, and not-so-good service in a location just …

Published: 1 year ago

Multi-Site: What’s the Difference?

If you know anything about multi-site churches, you know that there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all. There are almost as many ways to do multi-site as there are churches that do multi-site. In a similar vein, there are multiple ways of executing particular ministries within …

Published: 1 year ago

Multi-Site: What’s Your Structure?

It’s a conversation I’ve had at least four times in the last couple of weeks. It’s a question of accountability and org charts, of DNA and influence, of standards and procedures. If you’re a multi-site church, you likely either operate from a centralized structure …

Published: 1 year ago

Summit Apex Is Here!

Yesterday marked the culmination of years of faithful service, labored prayers, and hard work of the people of the Summit’s Cary Campus. As of 9 AM, Summit Cary became Summit Apex. I’m so proud of our campus team there and our facilities / environments …

Published: 1 year ago

Why I Am A Church Hopper

I’m a church hopper. I’ll admit it. I try out a new congregation every single weekend, and I make no apologies for it. Nah, not that kind of church hopper…you know, the one that switches membership more often than they switch air filters, or the kind …

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