Multisite Central Support InnovationLab
The Need for Central Support
Most churches who launch a multisite strategy do so with very simple support structures that allow for consistent, personal contact between the satellite and main campuses. This kind of structure works well for the first two or three sites. However, the experience of many churches is that the addition of the fourth campus multiplies the complexity of support needs. Many core systems require more intentional restructuring, including:
- IT Support
- Staff Development
- DNA Transfer
The lack of clarity on how these and other processes will function across all campuses produces great confusion and frustration. At this point in the growth cycle of a multisite church, the need for central support becomes evident.
More Questions than Answers
But recognizing the need for central support is only the beginning. Many core questions regarding the complexities of multisite leadership, communication and distribution of resources must be raised and addressed in order to keep all campuses and ministries thriving:
"We ran into several challenges as this stage of growth. First, it became very expensive to maintain staff at each campus in addition to staffing the central support. Second, we had moved some of our best leaders from the front lines of ministry without providing equally qualified replacements, and some of the ministries suffered as a result. Finally, the leaders who used to be knee-deep in hands-on ministry every weekend were now relegated to support roles. They missed the connection with the volunteers and people, and we began to see some of our central staff dying on the vine.”
GGeoff Surratt, A Multi-Site Church Roadtrip, p. 120
Accelerate the Development of Your Organizational Structure
The Multisite Central Support InnovationLab will accelerate the development of your multisite organizational structure by guiding your team to new ideas, bringing clarity and strategy to your central support initiative. Through exposure to innovative models and recognized thought leaders in the field of multisite, as well as participation in our proven, collaborative peer-driven process, your team will more quickly experience the benefits of, and avoid common pitfalls to organizational restructuring.
Group 3 Dates - TBD
The Lab Process is designed for a maximum of 6 church teams, each team consisting of 3 members, all dedicated to change and innovative process thinking. Church teams should include leaders with decision making authority and responsibility. Leadership Network reserves the right to select churches based on the following criteria:
1. Proven Innovator in church ministry.
2. Open to new ideas and a desire to change.
3. Commitment to a 12 month term and participation of a team of three decision-makers for full process, which includes pre-meeting work, a series of three meetings (2 onsite meetings in Dallas and 1 online meeting), and post-meeting follow-up..
$4,000 (excluding travel/lodging). Fee includes meeting facilities/resource speakers/materials for the entire year for a team of three participants payable prior to the first onsite meeting in Dallas TX, and is by application and invitation only.
/// Addtional information: Contact Tim Nations or complete the Multisite Central Support InnovationLab Contact Form and we will get in touch with you..
/// Application for consideration: Multisite Central Support InnovationLab Application