Tim Keller clarifies a recent USA Today article (which prominently featured Redeemer Presbyterian Church) about multi-site churches:
Just for the sake of clarity, it might be helpful to know these facts about why and how Redeemer does the multi-site.
First, we did not go to multi-site because it was more economical or efficient for us
Second, we did not go to multi-site to quickly reach more people.
So what were the reasons that we adopted the multi-site model?
First, we sent our services out into different locations so that people could worship closer to where they lived.
Second, the multi-site model is a transition design for us. Redeemer has a timetable for turning each site into a congregation in its own neighborhood, with its own pastoral leadership.
Read his blog post here.