"Are we ready to go multisite? Are we big enough to go multisite?"
This is a BIG question and probably a really intimidating one! I think that the intimidation factor it is probably the biggest reason why churches wait too long to venture into the multisite territory.
A recent survey by Leadership Network revealed that the median size of churches that went multisite for the first time was 1200 people with 41% saying that they could have gone multisite at a smaller size!
I think that this FANTASTIC news! Too often, smaller churches (especially in a rural context) give up on big vision and goals simply because they are smaller than 'big-city' churches who do big-city things.
So, if going multisite doesn't require you to be a church of 1200, what other factors come into play?
Here are of a few questions that you need to start asking yourself to help you discern and determine the next steps. These were some of the really fantastic information that Geoff Suratt helped our church work though on our recent coaching trip to Denver. I'm sure that they'll be helpful for you too!
There are SO many more questions to answer before going multisite, but these 4 questions will help you along the way really figure out some of the real foundational pillars of a successful multisite.
I am a pastor in rural Manitoba that is passionate about the church, leadership, coffee and bicycles.