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Teams That Thrive: Five Disciplines of Collaborative Church Leadership

March 23, 2015

The most effective churches in America today have strong leaders who surround themselves with a smart team of leaders. Finally, a practical book on leadership that help churches develop the right kind of team to lead their church forward. This book is long overdue, greatly needed and high on my recommendation list. Below is an excerpt that I contributed to this book. WHAT’S THE SECRET TO GREAT TEAMS? Jim Tomberlin Collaboration produces the best decisions, creates more ownership for the outcomes and fosters deeper community. The day I started working at Willow Creek Community Church, Bill Hybels pulled me aside and said, “As a senior team member, I need you to show up with an… More

Delivering Multisite

February 9, 2015

Source: Church Executive Magazine (September 2014) To be truly effective, churches must zero in on distribution. – Jim Tomberlin. It took seven years for Sam Walton to open a second store in rural Arkansas. Walmart went to on to become the largest business in the world, with more than 10,000 stores in 27 countries. Tom Shultz took 13 years to add five Starbucks stores. Today, there are more than 23,000 stores in 64 countries. Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph started Netflix in 1997. Today, it’s a billion-dollar company with 50 million subscribers in more than 40 countries. In all three examples, distribution is the secret to their success. These innovative business leaders figured out how… More

MultiSite Solutions YouTube Channel

January 27, 2015

Subscribe to the MultiSite Solutions You Tube Channel  and get a free monthly video on a multisite topic. Got a multisite video? Send me your multisite video and I will post it on the MultiSite Solutions YouTube channel.  Here are a few of my favorites.  Click any title to watch the video. Multisite Explanations Venture Church-Hattiesburg, MS   Austin Stone-Austin, TX   Liquid Church-Morristown, NJ   Westlink Church-Wichita, KS ___________________________ Multisite Interviews Multisite Pioneers-Geoff Suratt, Jim Tomberlin, Warren Bird, Greg Ligon   Mastering Multisite-David Ashcraft-LCBC Church   Church Locality-Tim Cool & Jim Tomberlin   JD Greear-Summit Church ___________________________ Church Mergers Multisiting Thru Mergers   Rebirth Your Church   New Life ReStart   What is the Idea of… More

2015 Multisite Trends

January 6, 2015

What’s Trending in Multisite? By Jim Tomberlin • December 21, 2014 • Outreach Magazine How is the “new normal” of multisite changing how we do church in America? In an increasingly secularized nation with overall church attendance in decline, multisite churches are growing in number and church attendance. The multisite strategy has become the “new normal” for healthy and growing churches in urban, suburban and rural communities. Leadership Network reports that an estimated 5 million people attend one of the more than 8,000 multisite churches across North America. Going multisite changes how church leaders think and do church. So how is the “new normal” of multisite changing how we do church in America? Multisite Multiplication…. More

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"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."

Northview Church
Steve Poe – Lead Pastor – Northview Church – Carmel, IN

"Jim Tomberlin was a huge asset to us during our recent move to multisite. His experience and expertise helped us navigate our staff and church through a church merger and greatly assisted us in the union of two churches. I highly recommend Jim to anyone prayerfully considering either mergers or multisite churches."

Senior Pastor, Cornerstone Church

"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

"If the Holy Spirit is in it, Jim and his team can help you develop a plan to that honors God and everyone involved."

The Bridge Church Cleveland, GA
Patrick Ballington – Lead Pastor

"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."


"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

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

Craig Groeschel – Lead Pastor
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