I had the privilege of providing a review for a great new book by Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon, and Warren Bird called The Multi-Site Church Revolution: Being One Church in Many Locations. Here’s what I posted over on Amazon:
"The Multi-Site Church Revolution is the complete package! At just over 200 pages, it’s packed with some really good back-story from churches where the idea is working. Equally helpful are examples of missteps in many of the model churches. Through the stories the authors effectively demonstrate that this is a strategy that is working in many different locations and in a variety of ways (Part One explores five different models).
The section that I found most helpful was on Building Better Leaders. Along with a list of 10 very practical ideas for leadership development, you’ll find a list of 8 questions that will help you spot new leaders. No matter where you are on the multi-site journey, figuring out how to identify and then build more and better leaders is an ongoing challenge.
Another very helpful section is on the Secrets of Ongoing Replication. Organized around 7 thought-provoking questions, this chapter can serve as the basis for a very productive off-site for your team.
If there is a weakness, it might be in the chapter on defining your church’s DNA. Hitting the Sweet Spot contains some helpful nuggets but you’ll need to turn to other resources as you seek clarity on “what is foundational and what stands at the periphery.”
All things considered this is a great new resource that will help advance the multi-site movement. If you’re open to investigating a different solution, it could also open your eyes to new ways to advance the Kingdom. I highly recommend it."