On multi-site churches:
I’m also concerned (and this reflects my own theological bias) that the approach often leads to a separation of Word from sacrament. The person who leads in the Word is often not the person who leads in the sacraments. What are we saying when we separate and compartmentalize these aspects of faith?
Likewise, in the preaching itself — the preacher (if using a video feed) really knows very little of the congregation — relationally speaking. The only relationship between speaker and congregation is virtual. And this might be okay if Christianity were merely a set of principles or propositions to be embraced. But Christianity by nature is highly relational and highly incarnational (“The Word became flesh and lived among us…”). The incarnation is the missional DNA for everything that happens as the church seeks to become a faithful witness to and participant in the kingdom of God.
From Brad Boydston