Church Mergers

by Gary McIntosh. Baker Books, 2012.
Large theres hope for your church

This resource offers 30 questions congregations should consider before undergoing a merger, including logistics such as the commute for congregates, to broader topics like clergy strengths and weaknesses.

Offerings: 30 questions congregations considering a merger should engage, what the congregational cultures of each faith community have in common, why congregations merge and why so many fail, keys to a successful merger

Best For: clergy and lay leaders

Cost: purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses:

  • Analyze the characters of each congregation that will make for a successful merger by discussing the final section of the book with congregational leaders.
  • Understand why eight out of nine congregational mergers fail in order to identify what mistakes to avoid.

Curator Curated by Brian Witwer

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