I just wanted to comment on something that I've seen all over BLOG world today. I could sit here and debate with you on why or why not it is good or not to franchise a church model...but instead I'll just offer up some information from other people...because I don't have anything original to add to the conversation. Just want to present the facts.
Pro Systematic Ministry:
Video Church Blog - The official Cumberland Church Blog with Pastor Eddie Johnson.
HippoChurch Blog - Commentary on what Eddie Johnson says from an North Point Community Church, the original church of this model of ministry.
Non-Pro Systematic Ministry:
Axis Community Church Blog - A church planter in Fresno, Ca and his opinions.
I respect everyone's individual views.
But I, however, have seen the model up-close-and-personal. And I buy it. I'd buy a franchise. I don't like phrasing it like that...but bottom line. Hook-line-and-sinker, I would buy one. Why? Because I think it's the most effective approach to ministry I have ever seen, have ever read about, have ever dreamed about. You have to experience it to understand my passion.