From the bustling cities to the suburbs, churches are popping up in all sorts of places. From schools to hotels, theaters to shopping malls, churches need facilities that meet their ministry needs in order to effectively share the Gospel. But with so many churches trying to reach people in new and different places, it can be difficult to find the right space. On Thursday, a Tarrant County church continued a nearly three-decade-old tradition by feeding several hundred people on Thanksgiving. When you search for a church on the campus search engine, you'll find information about where they meet and their hours of service.
Growing churches have begun to plant new churches as they seek to spread the Gospel biblically and start new works in new places. Planting churches is essential for the great commission, but many are starting to wonder if there's a better way to prevent 50% of church plants from failing and pastors from burning out. In a survey of the 100 largest churches in the United States, it was found that there are more multi-site churches than megachurches. The Bethel website states that there is a main church with some smaller affiliate churches. According to Ed Stetzer and Lifeway Research's survey, 75% of the 100 largest churches in the United States use multiple sites and 59% of the 100 fastest-growing churches in the United States have more than one location.
TV opened their first multi-site in a theater when they had reached maximum capacity in their six services on their church campus. This is a great idea because your church members WILL USE your website, but you'll also want to attract people who aren't yet members of your church or users of your website. Nowadays, many healthy churches are exploring various sites to start new “church plants” in new cities, states, and even around the world. Woodside Bible Church shows how much they value their multiple locations by placing a button right on their home page. Both household groups and multi-site groups point to the need for churches to be local in their ministry. A good photograph that conveys real emotions and human relationships is an invaluable tool on a multi-site church's website.
On the other hand, these great church planters go out to their personal “Jerusalem” and connect with a community and build relationships that help lay the foundations of the new work - the church floor plan. According to The Leadership Network, “The new official statistics indicate that there are more than 5,000 multi-site churches in North America”.