In my consulting work, I tend to get calls from churches asking two questions: So, why should a church merge? Should we do this or not?
When I talk with the two churches involved, usually two senior pastors or a senior pastor and a board member, I ask them to reflect on four questions to help them answer the big question: Should my church merge?
- Would my congregation benefit from this merger? Would my individual congregation be better, healthier or stronger by joining with this church?
- 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 together? By joining forces, can we make a bigger impact in our surrounding community, and not just for our individual congregations?
- Could the Kingdom of God be further extended by us joining together? Would uniting help us make more and better disciples of Jesus?
Would you be willing to help us identify MORE merger trends?
If you were involved in a Protestant church merger — or might be — then we are eager to know your thoughts.
Would you please give us your opinion about church mergers?
To thank you, we’ll send you, all FREE:
- An executive summary of the top findings. FYI: All survey participants are anonymous and confidential. We’ll publicize only the tallies. Further, we’ll offer a webinar with preliminary findings on Tuesday, September 24, at 2:00 p.m. EDT.
- “10 Merger Considerations Guide” (PDF) and “Merger Best Practices Teaching” (video) from The Unstuck Group
- “50 Great Money-Saving Ideas for Churches” (PDF) from Leadership Network
MultiSite Solutions has begun a formal transition to join Tony Morgan and The Unstuck Group as part of a two-year merger-succession. We are convinced we can better serve local churches together! Tony and I are putting out some practical (and a lot of free) resources for multisite leaders. Get those by opting in to The Unstuck Group’s Multisite email subscription.