One of the things that excites me about what God is doing is in the interface between missional models for church and multi-site strategies. In Leadership Network’s interaction with both multi-site churches and externally focused churches, we are seeing more and more overlap. Multi-site churches are reaching out to their community by using campuses to establish missional presence in neighborhoods. On the flip side of the coin - externally focused churches are experiencing the “birth” of worshipping campuses in the areas of the city where they are serving the needs of the people they encounter.
I recently had the opportunity to interview two churches that model this growing trend. Two very different churches, each multisite, describe missional ways they’re making a difference in people’s lives in their respective communities. Each church found and met a need, doing so in a way that opens the door to spiritual conversations - one through hurricane relief and another through an aquatics center in partnership with their city.
Is your church engaging missional/multi-site synergies? If so, or you know of another church that is, share the story via twitter (@gregligon) or email me.
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