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Pastoral Care, Inc., an ecumenical organization dedicated to providing pastoral support to clergy, has created a downloadable discussion guide for leaders and small groups in discernment about a...

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This concise and frank discussion of church mergers comprising just a few pages in Gary McIntosh's book There's Hope for Your Church, warrants careful consideration by congregational leaders of all...

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Writer for SmartChurchManagement.com Patricia Lotich advises churches considering a merger to explore ten key issues that will impact the merger’s success: doctrine, church culture, governance,...

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On many corners in most US cities we can spot a church that is struggling to survive. Then we turn the corner and travel a few blocks down only to discover a church that is thriving; maybe even...

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Mergers are complicated. It can be helpful to hear from someone who has taken on a complicated task as you embark on the same. This short article consists of an interview with Craig Bishop,...

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The key to all mergers is relationships. That is what Kristy Rutter emphasizes in this short blog about congregational mergers. Ms. Rutter works with New Campus Development for the Chapel, a...

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Church Law Group attorney David Middlebrook conducts this interview with author and church consultant Jim Tomberlin. The twenty-three minute YouTube video focuses on questions about church mergers....

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“Leaders never ask participating congregations to commit to merger. They ask faithful Christians to commit to a large, bolder Biblical vision.” Mergers are often last-ditch efforts by dying...

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Literature on synagogue mergers is hard to find. In this contribution, merger administrator, Brenner, offers insights and practical tools to guide leaders thru the intricacies of the merger...

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There is a reason why more congregations are looking at expanding to more than one site. For many congregations it works. Mission expands. Attendance increases. The congregation touches more...

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Church Collaboration is a website built by coaching and consulting firm ChurchFuture of Minneapolis that draws on research of various types of church mergers and collaboration models to provide...

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Alice Mann, former senior consultant at the Alban Institute, distills eight principles of a successful church merger from the account of one {{United Methodist merger | https://alban.org/archive/when-the-fields-yield-no-food-the-story-of-a-church-merger/}}...

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This book comes from a Leadership Network series. Leadership Network began in 1984 and seeks to foster innovation movements that activate congregations to greater impact. The authors use the...

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Here is a multisite fact: If multisite churches were a Protestant denomination, they'd be the fourth largest. Is your congregation considering multisite options? If so, this blog by Lifeway’s Ed...

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This consulting group states that, “We want to help local churches maximize their redemptive potential through intensive and insightful multisite consultation.” They do so through a variety of...

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What must a congregation do to make a fresh start? A key ingredient is hope. Gary McIntosh, president of Church Growth Network and professor at Talbott School of Theology, offers a well-presented...

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Darrin Patrick, founder of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network, and Mark DeVine, Baptist pastor and seminary professor, tell the story of a successful church merger from start to finish. A dying...

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Reginaldi, who has served as a Southern Baptist senior pastor and church growth consultant, shares his experience leading the transformation of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church in High Point, North...

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Dying congregations can foster new life through the North American Mission Board (NAMB) Replant ministry. Replant works by utilizing the assets of a declining congregation to begin a new church....

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This special report from congregation experts discusses seven novel ways that congregations are expressing what it means to be communities of faith. It is made up of essays and interviews by...

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