Category: 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...

Multi-Site: Avoiding “Corporate Syndrome”

I’ve mentioned before that I serve in a central staff role at a multi-site church. That means that I coach all of our Guest Services staff members at our campuses. As you can imagine, that...

Multi-Site: Preparing for Your Next Campus Exodus

If there’s one thing that multi-site churches hold in common, it’s that we sign up for heartbreak. Think about it: we are intentionally creating space for some of our best leaders to leave. We are...

Multi-Site: Guest Services and Launching a New Campus

Last Sunday saw the public launch of our tenth Summit campus (twelve, if you count our prison campuses). As you know, there are roughly a billion moving parts that go into a campus launch, give...

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...

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...

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...

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