This article examines the phenomenon of the multi-site church movement in light of the historic belief in the oneness of the church. It discusses historic understandings of oneness, the definition of oneness used by multi-site advocates, and the single most commonly raised objection to multi-site churches—that they fail to assemble. It evaluates the validity of that objection and multi-site churches as a whole and finds that the oneness of a local church in the New Testament requires relational and geographical closeness that most multi-site churches lack.
Hammett, J. S. (2012). What Makes a Multi-Site Church One Church?. Great Commission Research Journal, 4(1), 95-107. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/gcrj/vol4/iss1/8