A few years ago, very few people were thinking about this model of “one church, multiple locations”, now for many its becoming a viable option.
There are so many great benefits that come with this. I believe it is really the new “God Move” to take some powerful visions and spread them across the nation and globe through multiplying efforts from one place to another.
To many, it seems strange and the methods used seem to evoke much controversy and criticism. What are the benefits? Here are some I like.
1. Campuses have the opportunity to benefit from the vision of the whole. Makes them a part of something bigger than they are.
2. Its a great training platform. Guys wanting to be excellent and develop within somewhat of a safety net. they can stretch their wings but have someone there to catch them if they fall and help them try again. Great learning experience and support structure.
3. Gives you the ability to accomplish much more because you are a part of something that is bigger than you are. The synergy is awesome.
4. It expands opportunities for people to work in full time ministry in their skill set, in their talent, their specialty. No longer does full time ministry mean one or two things, it could mean hundreds or even thousands.
I love what God is doing, and this is really not new, the only thing new about it is technology and methodology of the day. But this is the model that the new testament church used to enlarge the influence of the church in the world.
I love the fact that we are a multi-site church. Harvest had 4 campuses and has just added a 5th. Bringing people together around the vision that God has given us to reach and touch the lives of people for the cause of Christ.
I love what God is doing, can’t wait to see whats next. We are working and learning through the process, bottom line just do what God has called you to do, and love every minute of it.