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A multi-site model introduces unique challenges, like maintaining a consistent church culture.

Key Points:

  • Leaders in a multi-site church often have to be “chief reminding officers,” reinforcing the philosophy of ministry and core values the church operates under.
  • There are practical steps for staying in touch with people, such as newsletters, emails, or short video messages.
  • Stories reinforce your values better than your values reinforce your values. Stories are the value in human action and will stick with your people stronger than simply restating the philosophy of ministry or the church’s practices.
  • If you do not have core values, create them!

Quote This:

Vision leaks and culture drifts, so be redundant.

See Also: Church Health, Unity

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. What would you say is the “culture” you are aiming for as a church? Why?
  3. What are some of the benefits of being part of a multi-site structure? 
  4. What are some of the challenges of being part of a multi-site structure?
  5. Do you think it is true that “vision leaks and culture drifts?” Explain.
  6. How can using stories better reinforce your values than simply repeating your values? Explain.
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.