Church mergers are increasingly becoming a viable option for strong, healthy churches as well as stuck or struggling churches. We can help you assess the potential of a church merger and assist you in navigating the delicate process through the following intentional deliverables.
There are many potential benefits of a church merger, but there are also many landmines to step on and potholes to fall into on the merger journey. Most church mergers need a facilitator that both congregations can trust and who knows how to facilitate the delicate conversations that need to occur for a successful merger. We walk with you in this process and help you structure a healthy merger conversation on multiple levels that results in an informed, prayerful and clear outcome.
A weekend visit to assess the merger readiness of your church. This onsite visit will introduce your leadership to the church merger process and how to create a merger-friendly culture that makes congregations want to consider merging with your church. This assessment also introduces our process of merger investigating that can surface churches willing to have a merger conversation with your church.
Mission-driven church mergers have tremendous potential to exponentially expand the impact of strong, vibrant churches as well as revitalize plateaued and declining churches. Better Together: Making Church Mergers Work is a practical, hands-on guide to help church leaders traverse unfamiliar territory towards a successful and satisfying church merger.
“Better Together is certain to become the standard reference for churches that see mergers as a strategic tool for kingdom impact. Tomberlin and Bird give us useful language, a helpful guide to the opportunities and challenges of church mergers, and the tools to navigate a successful merger.”
Andy Stanley, Senior Pastor, North Point Ministries, Alpharetta, GA