A Multi-Site Church Roadtrip: Exploring the New Normal

by Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon, and others. Zondervan, 2009.


This book takes readers to various multi-site churches, highlighting dynamics unique to multi-site ministry.


finding the right location, the use of technology, differences between church planting and campus planting, discussion questions

Recommended Audience

Christian clergy and lay leader


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Address questions about scaling up by reading chapter 12 on whether or not to start more than one campus at a time.
  • Compare and contrast the experiences of various multi-site churches across the country before deciding if expanding your congregation is right for you.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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