My Review: A Multi-Site Church Roadtrip
When I first received the book, I’m not exactly sure that I had any beginning expectations of the book. Other than the fact that it seemed like many of the churches I myself have been visiting as of lately, have either developed or are in the process of developing some form of “Multi-Site” church organization. I will say that the thickness of the book was a little intimidating at first, but as I flipped through the 15 chapters covered in only 200+ pages, I realized that this book wasn’t as intimidating as it first seemed.
A Multi-Site Church Road Trip developed as a result of Greg Ligon, Warren Bird, and Geoff Surratt visiting numerous multi-site churches across the country and sharing with the readers what the people there have learned. Some of the topics that are covered include:
- The Church Planting Versus Campus Launch Dilema;
- Changing Your Community One Campus At A Time, multi-site churches that are transforming their communities by contextualizing their service;
- Internet Campuses – Virtual or Real Reality?
- Going Global;
- Merger Campuses – No Longer A Bad Idea;
- Multiplied, Multiple Leaders
The latter is discussed in Chapter 13, which I found to be one of the most important issues that I have personally noticed when visiting churches under these structures. Growing good biblical leaders in a multi-site program can be a challenge at times. “A Multi-Site Church Roadtrip” visited Lake Pointe Church whose original campus is in Rockwall, Tx , and divulged components of their leadership development program that I feel many churches could adapt.
Here is a brief video created by Zondervan, that furthur explains the book:
Overall “A Multi-Site Church Roadtrip” gives the reader a good beginning foundation of the various concerns, and issues that revolve around Multi-Site churches. It also gives insight to purpose and reasoning behind some of the decisions that various churches have made when opting to go this route. After reading this book I can definitely say that I would recommend this book to anyone who is involved in their church planning and development process. Of course I would definitely recommend this book to church Pastors regardless of their intent to develop a multi-site church.
Thanks for reading! Stay Blessed!
Author of, “Knowing The Struggle Is Over!”