Recently, Jonathan Leeman sat down with three groups of pastors to talk to them about their experience with church mergers—whether they failed or succeeded.
This article outlines the legal considerations of a church merger. It’s not a recipe for the success of the marriage, but a roadmap for blending families. It’s not very romantic, but it’s necessary.
I’ve attempted to lead our church toward two church mergers, but neither have worked out. Here’s what I’ve learned.
What’s needed to plant a church isn’t the wisdom of Jim Collins, but the gospel of Jesus Christ.
No matter the costs and effects of church planting on the planting church, the Lord is always faithful.
Four things I learned from our successful and fruitful church merger—almost 20 years after it happened.
In a church merger, you must understand the two existing cultures and lead them to become one. Here are five ways to do that.
Ecclesiology can’t be assumed nor should it be considered a distraction to the church planter’s “mission.”
When a church becomes less about the demands of Scripture on our lives and more about our demands on the church to fit our preferences, it loses its power to transform us and subvert our idols.
Do Old Testament laws apply to modern Christians? This book seeks to answer that question.
Only a church in relative safety and comfort has the time to talk about polity. Right?
The day you lose your godliness is the day you lose your power in pastoral preaching.
Personal relationships were never meant to serve as the foundation for our sense of church commitment.
Two years into our church plant, we faced our first major crisis. Here are nine takeaway lessons on dealing with church conflict.