Developing a Multisite Plan for Mount Ararat Baptist Church Stafford, Virginia
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The project was designed to create a plan to launch future multisite campuses for Mount Ararat Baptist Church. In addition to detailing the required steps and milestones for a successful church launch, the project lays out a proposed organizational structure to ensure management efficiency and cultural transference. As with any multisite venture, the motivating factor is the growth of the kingdom through spreading the gospel. Because of this, scalability is integral to organizational structure. With that in mind, the project’s final goal is to sketch out a structure that supports growth for the years to come.Chapter 1 outlines the context, goals, rationale, research methodologies, definitions, and delimitations for the project. Chapter 2 provides the biblical and theological basis for church planting, extensively utilizing passages in Acts as a foundation for the basis. This chapter also gives a biblical basis for organizational structure, as well as for measuring church health. Chapter 3 explores the praxis of multisite planting, the current literature on organizational clarity, and the importance to the church of gathering and interpreting data. Chapter 4 covers the details and descriptions of the project. Finally, chapter 5 evaluates the project and suggests improvements.