Video Ur: Perry Noble on Multi-Site Churches
Are church leaders critical of the multi-site movement just insecure?

The validity of video-based preaching has been a matter of debate on this blog. Some, like Bob Hyatt, are critical of the trend believing it puts even greater distance between the teacher and the taught. In addition, projecting one preacher to many locations may hinder the development of other Bible teachers.

Others believe video is a powerful and useful tool as we seek to carry the gospel into every corner of our culture. It allows for churches to grow more rapidly by removing a common bottleneck in the church planting process–finding a gifted expositor.

In this video, Perry Noble jumps into the fray with his own opinion as to why some church leaders are critical of video-based multi-stie churches. Forget about theological considerations, the development of spiritual gifts, or congregational health–Nobel goes for the jugular. Do you think he's right?

September 09, 2009

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Dweltycet

October 29, 2012  9:12pm

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February 11, 2011  7:33am

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chuck

October 14, 2009  11:06am

Legalism and hate. So funny how stirred up people get over this issue. They're not arguing about multi-site since they can be so different. Is it video that they don't like? Is it the fact that there are different locations? Perry does come off a little irritated, but none of the people posting here have his job. Kennedy was invited to 'rate' presidents of the past and he got super angry and asked 'how can they rate the presidents when none of them have sat in this seat?'. I think we should be slow to worry about Perry and focus on ourselves. There is nothing wrong with the speaker being on video. If you think it puts the pastor to 'distant' then whats the magic spiritual number? Maybe we should stop using microphones, so that it can only be as large as one can speak without amplification. That way, when Jesus wants to keep building his church, we can tell him that its getting too big. I know plenty of multi-site churches that DO have great shepherds at each location. It doesn't mean that the speaker has to also be the shepherd over every person. Do you really think Peter or James were the personal shepherds of everyone in their churches? What a joke!

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susan

October 10, 2009  9:59am

I am sorry the church has succumd to this. What happens if someone is sick, or is dead or is involved in deep sin and needs to repent, do we get to watch the video>the sorry your sick video the sorry your dead video, or sorry you are thinking of killing yourself or someone else video? I cannot believe my own minister is thinking of doing this. He was a good man, wanting only to take good care of his flock in his own church, till he started to getting invites to talk to video church gurus, who convinced him that he did not have to minister to people he did not approve of, and could send some weirdo convicts to preach to people in store fronts and stingy street corners. All the while letting weirdos collect money for booze and other assorted weirdos he looks down on.

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susan

October 10, 2009  9:57am

I am sorry the church has succumd to this. What happens if someone is sick, or is dead or is involved in deep sin and needs to repent, do we get to watch the video>the sorry your sick video the sorry your dead video, or sorry you are thinking of killing yourself or someone else video? I cannot believe my own minister is thinking of doing this. He was a good man, wanting only to take good care of his flock in his own church, till he started to getting invites to talk to video church gurus, who convinced him that he did not have to minister to people he did not approve of, and could send some weirdo convicts to preach to people in store fronts and stingy street corners. All the while letting weirdos collect money for booze and other assorted weirdos he looks down on.

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Sam Vimes

September 21, 2009  1:34pm

Byron's right - REALLY poor proof text. And let's be frank - this is about the "fat kid" finding a game he can win at. Kind of pathetic to me.

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Joel Zehring

September 16, 2009  10:14pm

The only thing more boring than preaching is meta-preaching. Is this really you expressing yourself through your body, Jesus?

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Travis Greene

September 16, 2009  1:35pm

He's right about competition and calling out other pastors, but what a jerk for doing the exact same thing himself. And the Acts 8 thing was stupid.

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mark riddle

September 14, 2009  3:43pm

There must be better pro-video venue posts than this. I am not a Perry Noble fan, but to put that against the thoughtful, reflective comments of Bob and Shane does everyone a disservice. I do understand the difficulty though. Getting a video venue pastor to sit-down with you to talk about this thoughtfully is tough. They'll use the less thoughtful comments in this section to reinforce their position and become even less likely to engage in real conversation under the impression/guise that people are unified in the body or are critical of them. at some point these folks seem isolate yourself to such like minded folks that they can no longer hear or give thoughtful responses.

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Chap

September 14, 2009  10:26am

I agree that there are plenty of insecure pastors out there that take potshots at "successful" ministries–but it also seems that Perry's insecurities (about being a multi-site church) come out in this video as well. Accusing other pastor's critical of the multi-site movement as "losing their annointing", insecure, and dare I say pussies (fat kids who don't like seeing others win) is silly. Either the multi-site method of evangelism is effective and stands on its own merits or it doesn't.

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