Borrowing from McDonald’s, churches are beginning to franchise–or offer multisite locations, as it’s commonly described. The solution allows larger churches to expand beyond the limits of their facilities and location, often reusing elements of the church service for these satellite locations.
It’s not a bad ideas, as long as community is emphasized. Unlike McDonald’s, people are important to the church and there needs to be a communal connection between a group of believers. Satellite churches can’t turn into fast food locations where you visit the corner franchise for the sake of speed and convenience.