This resource offers 30 questions congregations should consider before undergoing a merger, including logistics such as the commute for congregants, to broader topics like clergy strengths and weaknesses.
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
clergy and lay leaders
purchase as a book or e-book
- 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.