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Latest Research on Multisite, Church Planting and Launching

By February 15, 2018 No Comments

Leadership Network’s two most recent research reports, both sponsored by Portable Church Industries, are below. Just click the title, and you’ll be taken to a page with more description and with opportunity for free download:

Latest Multisite Trends: How a New Generation of Pastors Is Shifting to Strategies that Reproduce and Multiply 

(This is the latest report to be released. Click the link above to be taken to the download page.)

  • Multisite churches rate themselves 82% likely to launch another church/campus than those that have never done so.
  • Half of new congregations are in portable environments such as schools, theaters or other borrowed spaces.
  • Those in portable environments grow 12% faster on an annual basis.
  • A multisite campus is 2.5 times more likely to have trained future campus pastor or church planter.

8 Launch Wins: A Study of 1,500-Plus New Churches and Multisite Campuses

(This link also includes the free infographic “5 Compelling, New Reasons To Start A Church Or Campus”)

  • 83% of surveyed pastors (lead pastors or multisite campus pastors) under age 40 have a future vision to plant/launch a new campus or church
  • Churches saw a 22% increase in annual growth during the past 5 years in newer campuses and church plants by pastors under the age of 40, compared to older pastors in the same circumstances.
  • 19% of pastors aged 21-39 say that they have already trained a future campus pastor at their church.

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Warren Bird

Author Warren Bird

Warren Bird, Ph.D. has been named a Leadership Network Senior Fellow in light of his exemplary service 2006-2018 as Director of Research and Intellectual Capital Development at Leadership Network. He serves as full-time VP of Research for ECFA.org (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability). An ordained minister with background as both a pastor and seminary professor, Warren is an award-winning author or co-author of 31 books for ministry leaders including Hero Maker with Dave Ferguson, How to Break Church Growth Barriers with Carl George, and Next: Pastoral Succession that Works with William Vanderbloemen. Other recent titles are Better Together: Making Church Mergers Work with Jim Tomberlin, and Wisdom from Lyle E. Schaller. Some of Warren’s recent online reports include "Leadership Network/Generis Multisite Church Scorecard," and "The Heartbeat of Rising Influence Churches." See also research reports at leadnet.org/megachurchleadnet.org/salary and leadnet.org/portable. He is widely recognized as one of the nation's leading researchers of megachurches, multisite churches, large church compensation and high-visibility pastoral succession. He also oversees the world's only active, sortable list of global megachurches. Follow him on Twitter @warrenbird.  Click here to subscribe to Leadership Network Advance to get updates from Leadership Network.

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