This morning I meet with the executive team from the Virginia Baptist Mission Board to discuss the “reproducing church”. They want me to update them on the latest regarding the multi-site church and how we, NewThing Network can partner with VBMB to reproduce new sites and new churches. While the VBMB is one of the most progressive denominational groups I have met, there is clearly a trend over the last 25 years that shows that innovation in church is happening in the leading local churches and not seminaries or denominational boards. NewThing has already contracted with them to coach thier top 30 churches in going multi-site, beginning with 5 key churches this year. It will be interesting to see if this partnership can grow.