While reading this series of articles, it will be important to keep in mind that they mainly analyze the American context. Therefore, it is each reader’s responsibility to draw parallels with their own context, to identify similarities and differences, and to discern how these models could be reproduced and adapted on Quebec soil.

Part 6

Which church planting model is best for you? Multi-Site/Satellite Model?

I’ve been in favor of starting new sites, but have separated that from church planting. I still do, theologically, but I think that practically these approaches have much in common, particularly the Large Launch and Multi-Site, that we should include them in the list of models. So, now we are talking about planting churches and planting campuses.

The Multi-Site Satellite model is an emerging model. According Multi-Site Solutions—founded by Mr. Multi-Site himself, Jim Tomberlin—15% of Protestant church goers attend a multi-site church(though that does not mean they are AT a site). Many well-known pastors such as Andy Stanley, Billy Hybels, Perry Noble, Tim Keller, Matt Chandler, Mark Jobe, Darrin Patrick, and J.D. Greear, utilize this model. I pastor at Grace Church and teach regularly at Christ Fellowship—and both are multi-site.

Although there are many churches that […]

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Original author: Ed Stetzer
Based on an article from Christianity Today. Content used with permission. © Christianity Today 2015.