I would recommend Geoff Surratt and Greg Ligon titled The Multi-Site Church Revolution: Being One Church in Many Locations.
I continue to pray for the day that Blue Bridge Church is multi-site . . . when we are able to go where the people are rather than wait for them to come to us. My prayer is that we would be able to multiply (and possibly even plant another church) before we ever have a hub (a facility of our very own).
In this particular book, the authors propose three crucial questions about timing…
- How healthy is your church? Is your church growing? Is it a great gathering place for people to find their way to God, to be discipled, and to find a place of ministry? Are the members of your church excited about bringing family and friends?
- Is there a driving impetus behind your desire to go multi-site? All of the leaders we’ve talked with at successful multi-site churches chose to open a second site because they saw no better option for fulfilling God’s purpose for their church.
- Are the key leaders behind the decision? Going multi-site can stretch the budget invite criticism from other churches, and make new demands on church leadership; therefore, to be successful, it is vital that key leaders of the church be unified and enthusiastic about the decision to go multi-site.