How do you reach diverse groups who shun "one size fits all" worship services? By bringing the church to the people---wherever they are! Spotlighting the innovative "one church, multiple locations" model, the authors provide real-life examples of multi-site churches, highlight successful approaches, identify common problems, and discuss effective ways to serve a variety of target communities. 192 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 192 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2006 Dimensions: 8 X 5.31 (inches)
This book captures the story of a widespread movement of churches that are expanding their ministries to include multiple formats, venues, and locations, using dozens of in-the-trenches examples, identifying the primary reasons churches succeed as well as how they overcome common snags on the route to one church---many congregations.'
Geoff Surratt is on staff of Seacoast Church, a successful and high-visibility multi-site church. Geoff has twenty-four years of ministry experience in churches. Along with his wife and two children, he lives in Charleston, South Carolina. He is coauthor of The Multi-Site Church Revolution and author of Ten Stupid Things That Keep Churches from Growing.
Greg Ligon serves as Vice President and Director of Multi-Site Church Leadership Communities for Leadership Network, which involves location visits to over fifty multi-site churches. A capable writer, he also coauthored The Multi-site Church Revolution and is Leadership Networks Publisher. He and his wife have two children and live in Dallas, Texas.
Warren Bird (PhD, Fordham University) serves as a primary researcher and writer for Leadership Network and has more than ten years of church staff and of seminary teaching experience. He has collaboratively written twenty books, all on subjects of church health or church innovation. Warren and his wife live just outside of New York City.