Finding quite a few very helpful nuggets in The Multi-Site Church Revolution: Being One Church in Many Locations.  One of my favorite bloggers is Dave Ferguson from Community Christian Church in Naperville, IL.  They’re multi-site, a really good example of how it could look for us as it unfolds.  He gives a nice little snapshot of how they’ve used Jim Collins’ idea of the "genius of the and" (from Built to Last) to problem solve.  Check out this list of seemingly paradoxical ideas:

  • Grow larger and grow smaller
  • Brand-new and trusted brand
  • Staff with generalists and specialists
  • Less cost and greater impact
  • New-church vibe and big church punch
  • Move there and stay here
  • More need and more support
  • More outreach and more maturity

Here’s another example of Dave’s ability to translate an idea from the business world to implement at Community Christian Church: Four Rules for Fast Teams

Genius of the “And”