Episode 528: Challenges Multisite Churches Face During COVID

In Episode 528 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss the dilemma that many multisite churches are facing.

“There seems to be a common question between my multisite friends. We have two locations and they are both meeting at schools and because of COVID we have shrunk back to one location and we are doing small outside services. Likewise, even some of the very large multisite churches are closing locations and collapsing them back to their sending campus. Do you think that this is permanent given renting from schools will likely change, and, if so, what can we do to build momentum when conventional growth metrics are free-falling? FYI, we do online and get pretty solid engagement and reach, It’s been great to reach this new audience, but how do we make sure that we don’t leave our established people behind. Thanks for the steady hand in difficult times.”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • What challenges churches that rent their meeting space are facing
  • How churches can continue to connect with established members

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “I’ve talked to several churches whose schools are already telling them they can’t meet there.” – @toddadkins
  • “Someone may be attending your small group, but they are attending a different church online in the morning.” – @toddadkins
  • “There are going to be a lot of church planters, house churches, and smaller churches that come out of this.” – @toddadkins
  • “With the economy being the way it is, and how COVID has affected it, sooner or later there are going to be businesses who want the rental income.” – @danielsangi
  • “I do believe that multisite is still a valid and valuable strategy alongside church planting.” – @danielsangi
  • “What our city needs is healthy, thriving, growing, and multiplying churches that are reaching the lost.” – @toddadkins
  • “You can’t forsake or neglect the in-person or real life phone call or shoulder tap.” – @danielsangi

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Published September 21, 2020

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