Strategies for Church Mergers by Kristy Rutter

Blog. Ed Stetzer. May 29, 2014.

This blog post emphasizes the importance of relationships in successful congregational mergers.


insight into successful congegational mergers

Best For

clergy and lay leaders considering mergers



Suggested Uses

  • Include this blog post in a board packet to discuss a potential merger with congregational leaders.
  • Form a list of topics to address based off this blog post.

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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