multisite Strategy

FCC Mission & Vision

Because we take seriously Jesus’ command in Matthew 28:19-20 to “make disciples,” we intentionally and unapologetically focus on Helping people find and follow Jesus by uniting around a clear, practical, and personal ministry strategy of 7 Habits for Discovering God's vision for your life! This means helping people understand God's specific mission for their lives by meaningful participation in a local body of believers who are on a #ForGreene mission to reach the lost with the Word of God.

Make Disciples & Launch Campuses 

We believe being a multisite church is the best use of the resources and outreach capacity God has given us. So when we say we are "one church in multiple locations", here's what we mean: Instead of planting new churches, with new buildings and new systems (which costs significantly more), we develop servants and launch campuses. Each campus shares the same teaching, mission, vision, elders, budget, leadership structure, programs, and processes, with each having its own full-time Campus Pastor, who ensures we are remaining unified in making disciples through our 7 Habits! That's why we call it a "people-and-campus-launching strategy." For more info, check out Multi FAQs,  7 Factors in Launching Campuses, and our Leadership Pipeline.

Focus on School & Community Outreach

In Greeneville and Greene County, since our schools are centrally important to the flourishing of our community, we made that the heart of our local outreach and campus-launching strategy! Each Campus Pastor spends 20% of his time reaching out to a local school and the surrounding community by leading our people and directing our money to open-handedly add value and support with no strings attached in order to help make and keep our community strong. That's why we say we are #forgreene, and #foryou.

Keep Campuses Small & Personal

Since we keep campus sizes small and each campus has a full-time Campus Pastor responsible for local shepherding of the flock and execution of our campus-specific ministries, "meaningfully participating" FCCers receive great personal care! It’s why we train Next Steps Helpers to tailor the 7 Habits Growth Plan to individual needs and we maintain campus-specific Serve Teams and Life Groups where Team and Group Leaders act as the front lines of personal and pastoral care.

"Worship & Serve"

Asking our people to both "Worship & Serve" (Habits #1 & #2) is a crucial part of our strategy to transform church from a spiritual consumer option into one that produces producers, in 3 ways:

(1) Provides the human resources to make the vision happen well, not just for our programs and services, but for warmly welcoming guests and connecting them to the body of Christ!

(2) Accommodates busy schedules, meaning you can come one-time on Sunday mornings, and have the opportunity to witness and contribute to a healthy body of Christ functioning to expand God's Kingdom!

(3) Integrates youth at 6th grade and teaches the humility of serving early, providing natural mentoring relationships between generations, and ensures they know they're valuable contributors!

The world has enough consumers. We are intentionally structured to produce producers, for the sake of helping make and keep our community strong and the Kingdom of God. Come Engage in worship. and Serve on the team. and enjoy the fellowship of mutual surrender to the mission!

Emerging Multisite Vision & Strategy

We continue to work hard on further nailing the processes we're scaling (7 Habits, Leadership Pipeline, Team Code, "Worship & Serve", etc.) with a view to:
  • keeping campuses small and personal,
  • launching more campuses within our community,
  • deploying young and emerging leaders,
  • initiating creative marketplace ministry partnerships and connections through Catalyst Outreach Ministries (Catalyst Coffee Company),
  • redemptively revitalizing and relaunching existing churches in our community,
  • training other rural churches and leaders in multisite as a strategy to produce producers, build God's Kingdom, and open-handedly add value that helps make and keep the community strong.