What are your opinions on the multi-campus ministry model? My church at home has for a few years operated a second campus in a school district building. We have a team that goes before, and stays after, to build and tear down all the equipment for the Sunday morning service. The two locations are only 14 minutes apart. We are now in the process of purchasing a permanent location to construct the second campus of the church by the temporary home. Benefits I can see for the practice: Shared resources and expenses Association with established church Church planters having experience Couldn't we achieve these things while still planting an entirely separate church? Instead of Second Baptist Houston having 5 campuses, would "Barker Cypress Baptist Church" better function as an assembly of Christians in their area than "Second Baptist Church, Cypress Campus", since the leadership would be exclusively from that community? I am by default (perhaps to-a-fault) skeptical of concentration of power, which I understand to be a common theme in the SBC, where there is high priority of the autonomy of the local church.