Principles for Leaders to Keep in Mind in Merging Congregations

by Alice Mann. Alban at Duke Divinity School, April 24, 2015.


This article lists the eight principles of a successful church merger.


eight principles to prepare for a church merger

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders



Practical Applications

  • Ensure a smooth church merger by sharing this resource with leaders of both churches to consider and reflect upon.
  • Consult this resource during the merger process for additional spiritual and interpersonal guidance.

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