Since Grace Community Church, where I serve on staff, is going multi-site in early 2011, I thought it fitting to mention some of the people who are influential in the world of multi-site churches. You can read the rest of my “Follow Friday” series HERE.
Mac Lake – Mac is the Chief Launch Officer of The Launch Network, a new church planting network based out of West Ridge Church in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area. You can read his blog HERE, and follow him on Twitter HERE.
Greg Surratt - Greg is the founding pastor of Seacoast Church, one of the early adopters of the multi-site model. Located in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, Greg is also a founding board member of the Association of Related Churches (ARC). You can read his blog HERE and follow him on Twitter HERE.
*While you’re at it, go ahead and follow his brothers on Twitter, too: Chris Surratt (small groups pastor at Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN) and Geoff Surratt (pastor of ministries at Sea Coast, co-author of The Multisite Church Revolution and A Multisite Church Roadtrip; you can read his blog HERE).
Larry Osborne – I was introduced to Larry through his book, Sticky Church. It was basically a book about how to add a stickiness (encourage people to continue attending your church) to your church through small groups. Larry is the pastor at North Coast Church in Vista, CA, one of the pioneers in the video venue church services. You can follow him on Twitter HERE and read his blog HERE.
JD Greer – Pastor at Summit Church in Raleigh, NC, a church that meets in multiple locations, and does small groups incredibly well. You can follow him on Twitter HERE, and read his blog HERE. If you care…their small groups pastor is a good friend of mine, and you can follow him on Twitter HERE, blog HERE.
Darrin Patrick – Pastor at The Journey Church in St. Louis, and author of Church Planter. Darrin is a leading voice in the Acts 29 network of church planting, a network that has planted over 300 churches in the last 10 years. You can follow him on Twitter HERE.
Who did I leave out that I should have included?