This is a question a lot of people might be asking. There are lots of churches already, why do we need another one? Why can’t people just go to those existing churches?
The simple answer is because they aren’t going to those other churches and even if those churches were full we would still need more churches in our communities to create space for people to discover, trust and love Jesus Christ.
A recent study said that churches that go Multisite continue to grow about 14% a year. Creekside is actually growing at a faster rate than that. Which is clearly the grace of Jesus. But we are nearing capacity at MLT and want to be good stewards of the growth that Jesus is bringing us.
Those 14% of people, where did they come from? Where some of them transfer growth from other churches? Probably. But a lot of them were probably people who found Jesus for the first time at a new campus in their neighborhood. Either way when mission focused church launches a new campus in a new community new people get to hear about the new life offered in Christ. And that is the most important reason to launch another campus. To help more people find Jesus.