Church Franchises Poll Results

October 16, 2007 by

2007_10_16churchfranchises.jpgWe talked a while back about church franchises and it polarized folks a bit. So we decided the best way to go about things was to take it to the polls. Here’s how you felt about franchising church:

The majority of you, 53%, think the idea rocks. You, however, think the name sucks. Perhaps some other term could work more effectively for you. It’s almost like you’re putting a new church somewhere and tending it, so those 53% of you could call it something along the lines of “church planting?”

Slightly less of you, 33%, don’t like the idea in general. Why should a new church be part of an old church? What’s wrong with the way things are done? I think this comes down to a matter of the wise old adage “different strokes for different folks.”

The smallest group of you are totally on board with franchising church and calling it “church franchises.” That 14% of you does disagree with the idea of super-sized service length. And hopefully you will fight for these franchises to continue serving nutritious and substantive life change.

This week, we want to know if you’re a church conference skipper or a junkie. Head over to the right frame and let us know where you stand. RSS readers, click on through to let us know where you stand, too.

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3 Responses to “Church Franchises Poll Results”

  • Russ
    October 17, 2007

    This screams of “filthy lucre” to me.

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  • Josh
    October 21, 2007

    Whilst I don’t like the word ‘franchise’ for church. At the end of the day if that body of believers is reaching people and creating vital community who cares.
    Don’t get me wrong but traditional churches following a strict lectionary and liturgy is effectively creating a franchise system.
    We will plant other churches in Canberra that will also be names LifeCity Church Canberra. Each will be different in some regards but also strongly holding the same values and vision.
    4 Life,
    LifeCity Church Canberra

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  • atsu cordjotse
    November 28, 2007

    i would like to form a sundday school in our church, is there any format to use

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