“Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.” Proverbs 15:22
The old adage, “two heads are better than one,” is true in most situations. Unless you’re trying to decide what restaurant to go to. But in ministry, this truth runs the whole of Scripture.
God said that it was not good for Adam to be alone.
Moses sought out leaders from the people to help him judge the people of Israel.
The kings of Israel would surround themselves with “wise men.”
Jesus sent out the disciples two-by-two.
Paul never worked alone. And when he was alone he didn’t want to be.
You can see over and over again, in Scripture and history having many advisors often leads to success.
So, let’s take a look at the current monochurch culture that we live in. We have many different churches, with many different types of services, with many different types of organization, leadership styles, and administrations, big churches, small churches, different worship styles…etc.
We live in a culture where you can find any church that will suit your style. You can find whatever flavour you want. The consumer-driven culture as gave us cool churches, cooler churches, and the coolest church to choose from.
And yet, much of the population remains unchurched, unreached, and not interested.
If the church is to succeed, maybe we should look to Scripture (Pr. 22:15). Maybe, the “two heads are better than one” adage can be used to succeed in reaching the lost in our communities. If we put our collective heads together, with our years of experience in ministry, it is possible we could reach our communities with the gospel more effectively.
A multichurch culture brings together multiple perspectives about how to meet needs, reach goals, and solve problems. A multichurch provides alternative views that can be more insightful, and deeper than a monochurch culture offers.