The Parallel Path: Church Planting + Multisite

One church worshiping at different times and places on Sunday.

Adults, Kids, Missions, Students, Worship, Young Adults, Featured

Celebrating

September 15, 2017

We want to be a church family who stops to celebrate those things that are worth celebrating. Pause with us and thank God for all that he is doing.


Inviting Freely

August 31, 2017

As a church, we don’t just want superficial relationships or big weekly gatherings; we have a deep desire – and a call – to care for one another, come alongside one another, and to encourage each other as we grow in grace. And, we want to invite more people into this family – people who don’t have an spiritual home, who experience the isolation and loneliness that comes from a life without Christ. Who do you know who needs to experience gospel grace? Invite them to join us for worship this fall.


Investing Deeply

August 4, 2017

As a church community, we’re committed to investing deeply so that we might see more people in relationship with Christ. As we launch multisite in the fall, we’re in need of over 200 volunteers in all areas: Children’s Ministry, Worship A/V, Parking, Ushers, and more.

There are thousands of needs in our church community: we’re asking you to commit to helping with one. Be a part of seeing grace change everything. Learn more about all of the current needs for Sunday mornings.

Serve


New Service Times, Simplified Ministry Schedule

July 27, 2017


It’s our mission to make disciples who make a difference.

To continue in this mission, this fall, worship will be at 9AM, 10:45AM & 5:15PM,* with morning services in both the Sanctuary and the Fellowship Hall. This will enable us both to reach more people on our campus and to simplify our Sunday schedule, making it easier for you and your family to participate in our discipleship ministries.

Full Schedule & FAQ

*New service times begin Sunday, August 27. Multisite and fall kick-off is Sunday, September 10. 


Multisite Update

June 30, 2017 

Our staff has been digging in to all the logistics as we prepare to worship in the Sanctuary and the Fellowship Hall starting in September. We’re looking at everything from service times to children’s ministry to adult education. Stay tuned! We’re planning to have more details for you in mid to late July.

Here’s the full update from James:


Multisite

One church worshipping at different times and places on Sunday.

Sites will replicate core MPC values: gospel-centered preaching, participatory worship, meaningful children’s and student ministry, grace-filled community, and outward-facing missions.

Each site will have it’s own pastor, live worship (worship leader, musicians), children’s ministry, volunteers and elected leaders (Elders, Deacons, Board of Women). Sermons will initially be broadcast via video, with each site’s lead pastor taking on more preaching responsibilities over time. When ready, each site will then become an independent church of its own. The end result is therefore the same as church planting: a network of thriving churches across our area.

Multisite is a companion (not a competitor!) to church planting: they arrive at the same goal through slightly different means.

Our First Site

It’s right here – literally, here in the building!

In Fall 2017 we will begin worship services in the Fellowship Hall with a worship leader, live musicians, and video streamed sermons. All adult education classes will move to Cooper MS, just down the street. Fellowship Hall services provide an opportunity for us to explore the logistics of the multisite vision; more updates will be provided throughout the summer and fall.

Beyond 2017

Additional sites to come and expanding the current property.

Multisite is a proven model that churches in many different denominations have undertaken. However, we still want to prayerfully analyze its effectiveness here in our context. As we venture down this path together, starting with our Fellowship Hall services, we will prayerfully evaluate its impact. If things go well, we’ll look to add another site (location to be determined) as God enables.

We’ll also continue to assess feasible options for expanding our current property to accommodate Children’s Ministry and parking as we continue to grow in line with this vision.