How would you describe your congregation’s status – are you growing, healthy, stable-but-stuck or in need of revitalization? Whichever situation you find yourself, you likely understand your unique challenges. But have you thought about multi-site as a possible solution?
Seasoned multi-site pioneer and church merger specialist Jim Tomberlin maintains that multisiting can be, and in many cases has been, an opportunity to congregations in all of these situations.
You’re invited to take advantage of Jim’s experience helping
- growing congregations find more physical space.
- healthy congregations develop growth strategies.
- stable congregations gain new energy.
- declining congregations move towards rebirth.
He will help you determine if multi-site is right for your congregation and the key factors for success in multisiting and congregational mergers.
At this workshop, you will learn:
- questions for determining multi-site readiness.
- key factors for multi-site success.
- four kinds of congregational mergers.
- the moves of the congregational merger “dance.”
- six mistakes to avoid in a congregational merger.
Jim Tomberlin is founder and CEO of MultiSite Solutions, a company that has assisted hundreds of churches in multiplying their impact through intensive multi-site, church merger and multiplication consultation. He is a pastor and author. As the @MultiSiteGuy, Jim continues to track multi-site developments and has become the nationally recognized expert on multi-site church. In addition, he has become the @MergerGuru having assisted numerous churches through the church merger process.
This workshop is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Eastern time) Thursday, January 11, 2018 in Indianapolis. The cost is $30 per person. When congregational teams of three or more register together, the cost is discounted to $25 per person. This fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and a copy of Tomberlin’s book Better Together: Making Church Mergers Work. Workshops limited to Indiana congregations.
How can you maximize your learning in this workshop and others? Check out this Center for Congregations article, "Getting the Most from an Education Event."