Grace United Methodist Church (Lee’s Summit) was a church start in 1990 of the Missouri West Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
1999- We launched a new church (Hope) in Lone Jack, Missouri
2000-2004- We helped launch St. Margaret’s Catholic Church
2010- We helped launch Renaissance United Methodist Church
2015- We launched our first multi-site church in El Dorado Springs, Missouri
2018- We launched our second multi-site location in Oak Grove, Missouri
What Is A Multi-Site Church?
A multisite church is one church that meets at multiple locations. Today’s approach ranges from transmitting a sermon by satellite to multiple locations, to creating a number of worship opportunities within the same congregation at multiple times and sites.
What are the Different Versions of a Multi-Site?
Broadcast Campus- The Sunday morning message is recorded and broadcast weekly from this location. Most of the educational and teaching material are also produced and sent to the multiple locations.
Satellite Campus- A campus organized under the same name as the broadcast campus in a different location.
Satellite Campus Video Venue – A campus that receives teaching and leadership from the broadcast campus.
Do All Campuses Have a Pastor?
Yes, currently all our multi-site campuses have assigned at least one pastor that is licensed through the United Methodist Church.
What Are the Benefits of Multi-Site?
1- It allows a vital and healthy congregation to reproduce itself it multiple communities.
2- The focus shifts from maintaining a building and doing things the way they’ve always been done to outreach and evangelism.
3- The gifts of multiple pastors and staff can be shared across all sites.
4- Much of the bureaucracy of running a church is centralized which allows for more of the church to be deployed into ministry.
5- Most multi-site campuses will grow by 30% in worship attendance in their first five years.
6- Sharing of resources and leadership throughout a larger network drives down overheard costs.
7- Technology allows for less time doing and more time inviting.
8- Multi-Site Campuses experience a renewal of the Holy Spirit when they refocus their efforts on the lost.
9- Worship, giving and serving are made much easier through a streamlined process of connecting us to God and neighbor.
10- The Kingdom of God grows when we proclaim the name of Jesus with one loud voice!
How Do We Become a Multi-Site Church of Grace?
Step 1- Purchase our Pastor’s book and read it. He describes in detail the way, the truth and the life of following Jesus every day.
Step 2- Contact Grace at our Lee’s Summit Campus.
Step 3- Meet with Pastor Jeremy and Pastor Rocky to discuss becoming a multi-site of Grace.