Proponents of the multicampus church option cite flexibility, stewardship and the “spark” that newness can bring to ministry. But stewardship is also a key element of the model’s draw.
Before a church launches a multisite ministry, it must select and secure a site, assemble a leadership team, raise funds and work through logistical details. But Northview Baptist Church in Lewisville has discovered the most difficult task sometimes may be education.
Covenant Fellowship in Huntsville functions as a hybrid multicampus church as a means to give birth to autonomous congregations across the state and the nation. It was asked by the state prison system to work with inmates, staff, ex-offenders and the families of each.
The term “multisite” or “multicampus” church-growth model has taken on many forms to serve a variety of purposes and ministry contexts.