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Rich Birch

Multisite & Church Merger Specialist

 

 

Rich Birch became an early multisite pioneer by leading the charge to help The Meeting House in Toronto to become a multisite church with over 4,000 people in 6 locations. (Today they are 19 locations with more than 7,000 people attending.)

In addition, he served on the leadership team of Connexus Church, a North Point Community Church Strategic Partner.  He has also been a part of the lead team at Liquid Church – a 6 location multisite church serving the Manhattan facing communities of New Jersey. Liquid’s innovative approach to outreach and community impact has been featured by the New York Times, CNN & a variety of other media outlets. In 2016, Liquid Church was named as one of the fastest growing churches in the country.

Rich is also the founder of unSeminary, an online training resource for Christian leaders and the author of UNREASONABLE CHURCHES: 10 Churches Who Zagged When Others Zigged and Saw More Impact Because of It, an Amazon bestseller in the Church Leadership category. 

Rich is married to Christine and the parents of two teenagers, Haley and Hunter. Collectively they try to keep their dog, Rory, from chewing everything that lands on the floor.

You can reach Rich by contacting us here.

"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

"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

"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

"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 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

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

LIFECHURCH.TV
Craig Groeschel – Lead Pastor

"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
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