Monthly Archives: September 2016

3 Key Areas of Church Operations That Must Be in Alignment

3 Key Areas of Church Operations That Must Be in Alignment

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Aspen Group’s upcoming Alignment Conference has put the word alignment on my mind a lot lately. As ministries grow—and especially as churches pursue a multisite strategy—the opportunities for misalignment are many and pose threats to ministry success. Misalignment in mission, vision, leadership, and facilities can affect your ability to advance your church’s purpose and grow God’s kingdom.

But there’s another critical area–operations–that is often overlooked and yet significantly affects a church’s ability to provide effective ministry, advance its mission, and provide transparency to donors.
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The Multisite Movement at a Crossroads

The Multisite Movement at a Crossroads

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The multisite movement has progressed through some very identifiable seasons. When I started down the multisite path as a senior pastor in Colorado in the 1990s, multisite was a radical idea. In the first decade of the 21st century, multisite then became a cool idea among large, cutting-edge churches. Now, in the second decade of this century, multisite has become the mainstream idea among healthy, growing churches of all sizes.

What began as a radical idea has spawned a movement of more than five million people attending one of the 5,000-plus multisite churches across North America. More importantly, the multisite movement is not slowing down. This movement is comprised of non-denominational and denominational churches that gather in urban, suburban and rural communities.
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Why You Need Both a Leadership Path and a Leadership Pipeline

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Is there any question that Jesus started a movement?

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

If you’re dreaming about starting movements to achieve the Jesus Mission, you will need to plant sites and churches that can then plant more sites and churches. This is multiplication.
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