This is the question a pastor from College Park Church posed to his congregation. It was part of the church’s internal due diligence process to determine if a move to a new multisite campus was warranted. For a church that’s deeply committed to being part of its community, College Park needed to be sure its DNA would carry over to a new campus.
The pastor’s question was simple—but strategic. For College Park, it helped identify a real, tangible factor that would indicate the need for another campus. And it showed that the church understood the proper sequence of steps to take before pulling the trigger on going multisite. They were making sure that they were ready, before aiming, and long before shooting.
Far too often, I see churches shoot first, then aim, and then ready themselves. And, as a result, the outcome is as disastrous as you’d expect.
If you’re considering a new—or another—site for a church, here are three questions you can ask to help ensure you’re ready, before you aim and fire: [Read more…]