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Key Findings from Leadership Network and Generis Multisite Survey

Multi-site Strategy Driving Growth in Larger and Smaller Churches

Leadership Network’s recent survey of multi-site churches revealed intriguing outcomes which could be an encouragement to many churches considering expanding.

  • 85% of surveyed multisite churches are growingand at the strong rate of  14% per year.
  • Churches typically go multisite in the 1,000 size range, though almost half say they could have become multisite at a smaller size.
  • Campus viability starts at 75-350 people, depending on the model.
  • The typical multisite church is just 4 years into the process, and 57% plan to launch an additional campus in the next 12 months.
  • One in three (37%) churches started a multisite campus as the result of a merger.
  • 88% of churches report that going multisite increased the role of lay participation.
  • 87% of campus pastors are found internallytrained and hired from within the church.
  • Multisite campuses grow far more than church plants, and likewise multisite campuses have a greater evangelistic impact than church plants.
  • 48% of multisite churches directly sponsor new churches.
  • The recommended distance between campuses is a travel time of 15-30 minutes.

Download this report from Leadership Network at www. leadnet.org.

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