I am in the middle of reading The Big Idea by Dave Ferguson. Dave is the pastor of Community Christian Church in Naperville, Ill. They have something like 8 campuses with over 20 services each weekend reaching close to 5000 people. The whole premise of the book is to present one idea throughout all of the ministries. This means that before they do a sermon series at their church they coordinate with all campus pastors, small group leaders, and children’s ministries to make sure they are all teaching the same message each week.
I am impressed with this approach but have questions as to how it would play out with a brand new church plant with limited staff and resources. Besides that Dave is a cutting edge pastor who has a heart to reach out through the multi-site church method. I would recommend buying this book