A little over a year ago, Alive formed a Strategic Team made up of Staff, Board, Council, and a member of the church. The purpose of the team was to form a recommendation on how to address the central question:
“How can Alive best connect with the next 800 people in our community
who are (or feel) disconnected from Christ?”
Throughout the last year, the team had many discussions with experts, talked to leaders of other congregations who managed significant growth, surveyed those attending Alive, and surveyed about 130 un-churched people. Taking all the information into consideration, the Team formed a recommendation. In May of 2017, that recommendation was shared with the the Board and Council.
Develop a multi-campus model starting with a single plant.
Present facts and finding to the congregation.
Invest in the current infrastructure to support this approach.
Apart from a growth strategy, address other issues identified in this process.
Here is the presentation explaining the process and findings leading to the recommendation. As you work through the information, you will see the recommendation for the best way to reach the next 800 is to plant another church vs. building or buying a larger facility for this congregation.