North Way Christian Community
Multi-Site Frequently Asked Questions
Why is North Way choosing to launch multi-sites?
North Way wants to leverage our church’s strengths and maximize our potential
to impact local communities around the region. Launching multi-sites helps to
develop an intentional, region-wide strategy that is unique to each community
while minimizing expenses. North Way’s new sites will not be separate churches
but multiple locations of North Way Christian Community. We will operate as one
church with one lead pastor, one group of Elders, one staff and the same
message each week. One Church. Multiple Locations. All Generations.
What is the difference between a multi-site church and a church
A church plant is usually a small delegation of people who leave a church to
develop a brand new church. While the sending church may help financially,
typically a church plant is a completely new church with its own elders and
budget. Multisite campuses are extensions of the original church, not a new
entity; one church meeting in multiple locations.
What are the advantages of launching multi-site campuses?
Statistics show that people prefer to attend a church within a 15 minute drive of
their home. When people are required to drive more than 15-20 minutes to
church, it becomes a challenge to attend services regularly, volunteer and
experience deeper involvement in their church community. In addition, we want
to see North Way Christian Community expressed into different areas around the
region so that we can have a greater ability to reach people right where they are.
How does North Way determine where to launch new campuses?
First and foremost, we pray and look for God’s distinctive activity to determine
location. We also seek wisdom from our staff and elders, practical
considerations and a core of dedicated members living in the area.