Confessions of a Church Merger Pastor

by Jim Tomberlin. ChurchLeaders.

This article contains an interview of a pastor who reflects on the experience of his congregation merging with an even larger congregation.


insights into planning a successful merger for large congregations

Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Draw from the experience of a congregational merger to prepare for your own.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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