Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Exploring multi-site church

‘One Church, One Vision, Two Sites.’

Frontiers Church Exeter
is a Church led by one team, with one vision and one set of values. As a team we want to lead our Church to introduce as many people to Jesus as possible.

The story so far

Last year we outgrew our Sunday morning meeting venue. We have asked God and looked for a bigger building which we have not yet been given. In an effort to create more room for growth, last year we ran two big morning meetings back-to-back. We found this method good but the demands on our volunteers were not sustainable. We did not grow quickly enough to find more volunteers to help!

This year we have been running one morning meeting and an evening meeting. This meeting has been much lighter in terms of volunteers needed but has blessed many people. Week 4 saw 61 people attend. This included over 35 people who were not at the morning meeting. Across the two meetings we had 220 people with room to grow at both sites. We are now recognising Frontiers Church Central as its own site. 

The same sermon is being preached at both sites. And while both meetings will carry the same values, you will experience a different flavour at each.  Central is a stripped back, raw meeting with low lights, a sermon, acoustic worship and a trip to a local pub afterwards. Believers and unbelievers who would not have come to our morning meeting have come and enjoyed being with us during these meetings. Our intention over time is to cultivate diversity at both meetings. 

I am very much looking forward to gathering our growing 'Central Team' to pray and look ahead together into the new year.

1 comment:

  1. I love the sound of this. Awesome. Can you tell me if you pre record the sermon and show it on screen or does the person speaking just do it twice? Did you consider the on screen version? Why did you/or not go for it?