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A New Season for MultiSite Solutions

October 9, 2015

Ten years ago I launched MultiSite Solutions to help local churches develop customized strategies around the innovative multisite concept. What began as a radical idea has now become mainstream in the church world. And today I am delighted to announce the beginning of a new season at MultiSite Solutions. This week at Exponential West I announced Wade Burnett’s new role with MultiSite Solutions as Partner and Senior Associate.  Wade will help provide leadership to MultiSite Solutions through assembling and leading an exciting team of expert practitioners, intentionally focusing our consulting approaches, and introducing helpful new deliverables to serve the evolving multisite church movement. In a prior life, Wade Burnett was a nationally recognized attorney whose work has been featured in the New… More

What to Know About Church Mergers

August 24, 2015

  Church mergers are increasing dramatically across the USA and becoming a viable option for healthy as well as stuck or struggling churches. A growing number of churches have experienced senior pastor succession through a church merger. Church planters are acquiring permanent facilities and church growth through a merger. One out of three multisite campuses are the result of a merger. Coaching churches through these merger conversations has become a major component of our consulting at MultiSite Solutions. Recently I had the privilege to be interviewed by my good friend and strategic partner David Middlebrook with The Church Law Group. David wrote the legal chapter in Better Together:Making Church Mergers Work and serves many of our church merger clients. In… More

Building an Effective Central Services Team in a Multisite Church Model

July 27, 2015

Guest Post by Paul Alexander, The Unstuck Group If you’re leading in a multisite church or if you’re thinking about becoming a multisite church, at some point you’re going to have to make some big decisions about the role of your Central Service Team. Somewhere along the way you’re going to be faced with building a Central Service Team, Ministry Development Team or All Campus Staff Team…different churches attach a different label to it. But essentially it’s a centralized team of people tasked with supporting decentralized campuses that are geographically separated. Think of it as a matrix leadership model. The Central Service Team influences each campus while the Campus Pastors are responsible for the ministry… More

Multisite as Movement?

June 29, 2015

Multisite changed how we think  and do church, but very few multisite churches are really maximizing the multiplication principle inherent in multisiting. They are adding campuses more than multiplying them. I believe we are approaching another paradigm shift that will change how we think and do multisite. Learn more about radical multisiting with me and Wade Burnett at the Radical Multisite Lab at Exponential West, October 6. —Jim Tomberlin Multisite as Movement? by Wade Burnett,  Senior Associate MultiSite Solutions Recently, I made a significant shift from local church leadership to the world of multisite consulting. The reason? I believe one church in multiple locations is an instinctive step forward in developing a culture of genuine multiplication in our… More

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"With our Branch Creek Campus, LCBC Church is better positioned to reach more people with the good news of Jesus throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania. Having Jim Tomberlin at our side was a definite benefit..."

Lives Changed By Christ Church, Lancaster, PA
David Ashcraft – Senior Pastor

"He is a veteran leader, who is able to combine a wealth of knowledge with an intuitive grasp of the needs of the local pastor."

The Chapel
Scott Chapman – The Chapel, Lake Country, IL

"If you’re planning to go multisite and want someone to walk you through implementing your strategy successfully you’ll want to connect with Jim…you won’t be disappointed."

Community Christian Church
Dave Ferguson – Community Christian Church, Naperville, IL

"Jim is one of the country’s leading thinkers on the multi-site movement."

LIFECHURCH.TV
Craig Groeschel – Lead Pastor

"If your church is thinking about going multisite make sure you have Jim on your team."

Sagebrush Church
Todd Cook – Sagebush Community Church – Alberquerque, New Mexico

"Jim came along side Celebration Church from the very beginning of our multi-site journey. His insight, strategy, and understanding of what it takes to be a healthy church was huge to us as we began this new journey. Since partnering with Jim, we’ve gone from one church meeting in a single location, to five campuses meeting throughout Wisconsin."

MARK GUNGOR
SENIOR PASTOR - CELEBRATION CHURCH, GREEN BAY, WI

"Not only did he bring a depth of knowledge, insight and wisdom but he also helped to bring clarity to our strategy which will keep us healthy and growing well into the future. Jim brought to our team a pastor’s heart with a strategist’s mind for how to understand church growth through multisites."

STEVE POE
LEAD PASTOR - NORTHVIEW CHURCH CARMEL, IN
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