Even here in the Des Moines area we have several churches that are multi-site,Lutheran Church of Hope, Walnut Creek Community Church, Meredith Drive Reformed Church, and Point of Grace Church are some that come to mind (if there are more I would love to hear about it).
I appreciate innovation, I think it is great when the Church thinks outside the box to reach more people. I know there are a lot of pros to doing this (present infrastructure, less money than traditional church planting, etc.). Though it seems to some like kingdom building (little k). I’m not saying that I am there. I really think it depends on the motivation of the church. The churches in Des Moines I know are doing a tremendous work for Christ and I’m thrilled by what God is doing through them.
I’m just curious as to the opinion of the “tens” of people who read this blog. What do you think? Good? Bad? I’d love to see your comments.