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Church Merger in Your Future? 4 Merger Questions

May 29, 2018

By Jim Tomberlin Courtesy of the Aspen Group​ In our consulting work at MultiSite Solutions, we get weekly calls from churches asking two questions: So, why should a church merge? Should we do this or not? When I meet with the two involved parties, usually two senior pastors or a senior pastor and a board member, we talk about the following questions they should also be exploring: Should my church merge? Would my individual congregation be better by joining with another church? Would we be stronger together? Could we accomplish more together than we could separately? Would we find more ministry synergy, created by the two churches joining with common vision and purpose? Would our community be better served by us working… More

Multisite Vision Video – Meadowbrook Church

April 25, 2018

Tim & Alicia Gilligan founded Meadowbrook Church in Ocala, Florida in 1989 with a vision “to move people from where they are to where God wants them to be”. Twenty-five years later with 4,000+ people worshipping across 3 services, Meadowbrook is launching its first multisite campus in the fall of 2018. Here’s how the Meadowbrook team explained the multisite strategy to their church. Check out more multisite church videos on the MultiSite Solutions YouTube Channel.

Leadership Network 2018 Survey of Large Church Salary, Staffing and Benefits

April 10, 2018

Are your best staff vulnerable because your church’s pay package is not competitive? How much of your church’s budget should go to staffing costs? Want to be more consistent in your church’s compensation practices? Are your staff salary decisions based on latest practices and trends in large church compensation? Are multisite campus pastor salaries shaped more by campus size, campus growth, amount of preaching or something else? You are invited to participate in Leadership Network’s 2018 Survey. What YOU will learn from the materials you help produce: Is your top-tier staff paid the “market” rate for churches your size? What retirement contributions, bonuses and other benefits do churches like yours offer? What ratios and benchmarks… More

Multisite Vision Video – Christ Church Esplanade

April 3, 2018

On Super Bowl Sunday Christ Church Oak Brook in the western suburbs of Chicago, launched their first multisite “branch” in Downers Grove, IL, about twenty minutes from their Oak Brook location. Founded in 1965, Christ Church is a highly respected church known for its strong teaching ministry under senior pastor Dan Meyer, its quality ministries and a strikingly beautiful sanctuary. Christ Church Esplanade launched with core team of 200 people. Nearly 600 people gathered for their first multisite service in Downers Grove and have settled in with weekly attendance under 300. They utilized social media, direct mail, and yard signage as part of the roll out.  Here is a video Christ Church ran for three months in local theaters leading up to the… More

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"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."

TERRY BRISBANE
Senior Pastor, Cornerstone Church

"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

"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."

STEVE POE
LEAD PASTOR - NORTHVIEW CHURCH CARMEL, IN

"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

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

LIFECHURCH.TV
Craig Groeschel – 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."

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