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As an early pioneer in the multisite movement, Jim Tomberlin continues to track multisite developments and has become the nationally recognized expert on multisite church and church mergers. Below are books that Jim has authored to assist churches in implementing their multisite strategy.

Better Together

Mission-driven church mergers have tremendous potential to exponentially expand the impact of strong, vibrant churches as well as revitalize plateaued and declining churches. Though there are many potential benefits of a church merger, there are many landmines to step on and potholes to fall into on the merger journey. 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

125 Tips for MultiSite Churches

Multisiting has changed how we think and do church. This book is designed to help church leaders develop and implement a multisite strategy. It is compilation of the best tips arranged in topical categories for going multisite and maximizing the multisite model.

"This book will help you avoid the common mistakes and pitfalls that happen when starting or improving a multisite ministry. Use Jim's insights, tips and techniques so that you won't have to repeat the failures of others."

Dr. David R. Fletcher,
Founder & Host,
Executive Pastor, EvFree Fullerton Church, CA

Church Locality

The emergence of multisite strategies, resurgence of church planting and the exponential growth of giga-churches are changing the church facility conversation. All the assumptions and rules concerning the use of sacred space have shifted. Church Locality: New Rules for Church Buildings in a Multisiting, Church Planting & Giga-Church World is a helpful guidebook for church leaders to help them navigate the new rules for church buildings and utilization of existing facilities for ministry purposes.

"Church Locality takes all the guess work out of finding the right church space for pastors and church planters. Jim Tomberlin and Tim Cool bring a ton of experience about a wide range of facility options. If you want to find the best space for your church to best serve your community, this is the book for you!"

Dave Ferguson,
Lead Pastor Community Christian Church
Author of Exponential, On The Verge, and Discover Your Mission Now

"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
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