Collide Magazine: Multi-Site Church Technology

I’ve accepted my first writing assignment for Collide Magazine.  I’ll be writing an arctile on multi-site church technology.  Multi-site churches have been a growing movement in the past few years that I think is a very interesting evolution of the business-minded leardership in the American church the past several decades.

I like the multi-site idea because it allows for strong central teaching for a large community, but still allows more intimate community to develop through the smaller churches that are formed.  The members of the satellite churches can have a more personal relationship with their local pastor, instead of being a face in the crowd for megachurches.

Mosaic is not a multi-site church, but we have recently shifted to two services.  We did this because (1) we wanted to keep the gatherings small and (2) we were out of room at our location.  I imagine that if our evening service expands, we’ll have to look into considering a multi-site or multi-community structure.

 tomorrow i’ll be interviewing Russ Hall of Long Hollow Baptist Church and next week i’ll be talking with Dennis Choy from North Coast Church.  If anyone has any suggestions for other churches doing multi-site, please let me know!

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8 Responses to “Collide Magazine: Multi-Site Church Technology”

  1. Andy Stanley at North Point in Atlanta

  2. i’ve tried contacting North Point, but haven’t gotten a response yet…

  3. I’m not surprised. But if you ever do get hold of him (or any of the other pastors), he has some pretty interesting ideas.

  4. I go to Mars Hill in Seattle. We currently have about 12 services every Sunday in 6 different locations around Seattle. http://www.marshillchurch.org

  5. Dustin –

    Do you know someone I’d be able to contact there to talk about how you guys do your multi-site?

  6. […] Mid-January I was contracted to write for Collide Magazine.  A couple of days ago, Scott McCellan announced on the Collide blog that the March/April issue of the magazine (with my article on multi-site church technology in it) went to press.  It’s exciting to finally know that a piece that I worked on is on it’s way in the mail to my hands. Hooray!  You can subscribe to the magazine here. […]

  7. […] then recieved my copy of Collide Magazine!  For them I wrote a piece on satellite churches.  I have to say, the design and content of Collide Magazine is really top-notch.  These guys get […]

  8. Aaron, Jeff Vandergiessen is the guy to talk to. Easiest way to contact him is probably send him a reply on Twitter to @Giessen.

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