A megachurch in Georgia has decided to pursue a multisite model for worship by adding a second campus that will have its own pastoral staff.
Christ Place Church, a Southern Baptist congregation in Flowery Branch headed by pastor Jeff Crook that boasts approximately 8,000 members, plans to add the new campus by October of this year.
The new campus will meet at the North Hall Community Center and Park in Gainesville, which is about 30 minutes’ driving time from their main campus.
The church forwarded The Christian Post an FAQ document explaining that the new campus will not simply broadcast the main campus’ worship, but rather will have a level of autonomy.
“Our mission is to reach and raise the next generation to live out God’s truth. We feel that a part of this mission is to reach and raise the next generation of preachers and worship leaders,” the church explains.
“Pastor Jeff will lead a preaching team that will develop and deliver messages together — same text, same message title, same outline. Each pastor will then preach with their own style to fit their context in their location.”
The congregation was founded in 1955 and originally named Blackshear Baptist Church, with pastor Crook beginning his tenure in 2004.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski