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by Jim Tomberlin
There is nothing more exciting than to be a part of a growing, healthy church.While going MultiSite can certainly be a practical, pragmatic decision, it is also one that allows us to expand our reach and multiply our ministry impact in one of the most reasonable and cost-effective ways available to church leaders today. There will be surprises along the way, but the good news is that many have already been there and are finding their MultiSite strategy to be a critical element to their kingdom expansion strategy.
by Jim Tomberlin
Thousands of Protestant churches are perplexed by plateaued or declining attendance, while other congregations nearby thrive.
Is there a way for them to combine forces, drawing on both their strengths, in ways that also increase their missional impact?Church merger consultant Jim Tomberlin, with co-writer Warren Bird, makes the case that mergers today work best not with two struggling churches but with a vital, momentum-filled lead church partnering with a joining church. In this new book, they provide a complete, practical, hands-on guide for church leaders of both struggling and vibrant churches so that they can understand the issues, develop strategies, and execute a variety of forms of merger for church expansion and renewal to reinvigorate declining churches and give them a "second life."
Growing churches today are utilizing multisite and church planting strategies to reproduce themselves for greater outreach and impact.But where? That is the purpose of this book. This book is not intended to address the why of these missional approaches or even the how. This book is a tool and guide to the where. Where should we meet? What kind of facilities are usable for churches? What are the implications of the various options? Tomberlin and Cool reveal the keys to using location as a way to reproduce and increase impact. Locality is all about the convergence of location and facility. The where of a church matters. This book explains the new rules for multisite churches and church plants. Additional contributors to this book include Ed Stetzer, Brad Leeper, and Rich Birch.
Tools and training to help you take your next steps in leadership.Our Complete Resource Bundle includes Tony Morgan’s 9 eBooks, The Unstuck Group’s 7 sample job descriptions, as well as all of our research reports, white papers, tip sheets and discussion guides. The big reason to buy this bundle? We add new resources to it each quarter. That means, with a one-time purchase, you get access to everything included now, plus Tony’s next eBooks and practical resources as we add them every few months. Resources include...
- Sample Job Descriptions for the Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor, Campus Pastor, Connections Pastor, Children’s Pastor, Creative Arts Pastor, Communications Director and Director of Family Ministries.
- eBooks by Tony Morgan, including Funding Your Strategic Plan, Reaching and Leading Millennials, Vital Signs: Why Church Health Matters and 14 Ways to Measure It, 7 Warning Signs Your Church Has Ministry Silos, Take the Lid Off Church, Developing a Theology of Planning, Developing a Theology of Leadership, Big Churches Getting Bigger and Stuck in a Funk.
- Research Reports, including Next Level Teams: How Fast-Growing Churches Are Mobilizing Their Staff and One Team. Multiple Locations. How Staff Teams at Effective Multisite Churches Overcome Distance and Lead Together.
- White Papers, Worksheets and Conversation Guides, including Building Healthy Campus Launch Teams, Why Churches Get Stuck, Front Door vs. Back Door Challenges, How to Have Action-Oriented Meetings, The Unstuck Group's Multisite Tip Sheet, The Leader Vitality Wheel and The Holiday Planning Guide.
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Without clarity, campuses will begin to drift—not in an intentional, malicious way, but because decisions need to be made.It’s important to determine early how identical or independent your multisite locations will be. And next, determine how decisions will be made. Both of these need to be clear to keep the desired alignment in place. This module will help you clarify central vs. campus calls and decision rights. With that clarity, it will also help you determine what types of campus leaders you need to execute your strategy.
by Lance Witt
No matter how big an organization, we all do ministry with a team, whether paid or volunteer. Anyone who has been part of a great team knows it's something special.
When there is good chemistry, everyone is operating from their sweet spot, the objectives are clear, and kingdom progress is being made, it is incredibly fulfilling and funOn the flip side, we're painfully aware what happens when there is dysfunction in the team--stress, tension, politics, and posturing. It's not much fun for anyone, and we end up squandering our divine assignment. Lance Witt, founder of Replenish ministries and a former executive and teaching pastor at Saddleback Church, knows what it takes to keep teams functioning at the highest level of impact. He shows leaders how to build next-level teams that are spiritually, emotionally, and relationally healthy and productive and high-performing. Short, to-the-point chapters make the book easy to digest and the perfect resource for your team to read through together.
How equipped do you feel to lead an unstuck church?We’re finding a lot of pastors face challenges they feel unprepared to address when leading a ministry. This highly practical, self-paced course was designed to help you win. It will help you take your next steps as a leader and remove the barriers to health and growth in your church. And, you get access to Tony Morgan and our consulting team to coach you and answer your questions as you take those steps.
Change can be time consuming, frustrating and even costly. It is much easier to avoid change as long as possible. Leaders need to be adept at leading change if they want to help their churches get unstuck and have a healthier impact in people’s lives. We can’t wait for people to want the change before we make it, because that day will never come. We also can’t make changes and assume everyone will love it, because that day will never come either. Instead, we need to be prepared to lead when change is necessary.
Are you well-equipped to lead necessary changes at your church?This short 30 minute course will serve as a good primer or refresher, regardless of where you are in your leadership journey.