Over 5,000 Churches Now have More Than One Location
by Moody Adams According to the report released on Tuesday by the Dallas-based Leadership Network, as of 2012 there are over 5,000 churches with more than one location for worship, up from 200 in 2002.
"We reported the first wave of these pioneers in The Multi-Site Church Revolution: Being One Church in Many Locations, by Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon, and Warren Bird, "As the growth has now mushroomed to 5,000 and beyond, multisite is truly a 'new normal' in cities large and small, urban and suburban and even rural. Today it's hard to find a church leadership conference that doesn't deal with some aspect of multisite."
Churches are moving towards more than one location because of zoning restriction on growth, population is shifting to new area of town, lower costs and because of a passion to win more souls to Christ.