UNIQUE CHALLENGES OF A MULTI-SITE CHURCH
In my previous blog I said I would share a few of the unique challenges we face at GRANITE in regards to being MULTI-SITE. So here we go and they are in particular order...
VISION ALIGNMENT - I do believe the SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT challenge at GRANITE is keeping everyone on the same vision page. Not that people rebel against the vision or deliberately walk in another direction, but DRIFT HAPPENS. There has to be a CONSTANT push as to WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO all the time. There has to be strategic times as well where we pull everyone in for REALIGNMENT thats just natural.
COMMUNICATION - At GRANITE we are learning that growing BIGGER, DEEPER and WIDER brings with it unique COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES. Add to that that most of the GRANITE UNIVERSE is lead by HUNDREDS OF LAY LEADERS who work full time jobs in the marketplace. So we are always learning better ways to communicate to so many KIGDOM IMPACT PLAYERS. One of the key words we use with our TEAM is PATIENCE! We are an ever growing evolving organization with hundreds of volunteer moving parts and that requires PATIENCE.
MOVING PEOPLE - Another HUGE CHALLENGE being MULTI-SITE at GRANITE is helping people respond to the need of SWITCHING CAMPUSES. Its not that people are negative, I think there are a few reasons why people have a hard time SWITCHING CAMPUSES. They have ESTABLISHED RELATIONSHIPS at their present campus which they value. Another would be just the FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN. And another biggy would be we just get COMFORTABLE doing what we've always been doing. In the end it does TAKE COURAGE to step out, to step up and allow GOD TO SHOW UP! Our responsibility as a leadership team to to ENCOURAGE meaning to INSTILL COURAGE in the peeps of GRANITE that not only can they do this but that they will love doing this!