Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: “Warren Bird is a friend, but also one of the most accurate number-crunchers (i.e. tacticians) regarding church growth. Here he suggests how and when multiple campuses, multiple venues and/or multiple sites are counted as part of the same church.”
“…Multisite churches are counted as part of one congregation (1) if they are all under the same leader and governance, (2) adhere to the same doctrine, (3) identify together under a similar name or association, and (4) share finances at some level.”
Read more at … http://leadnet.org/world/ (you can also download here his very reliable list of the largest churches in the world).