When I began consulting 24 years ago church mergers were normally based on two dying churches coming together for survival. Not so any more. The real-life research of Warren and Tomberlin shows that most successful mergers today are mission-driven – that is, two churches coming together around a compelling vision. This is a must read book for several reasons:
· It’s the first of its kind on a new, increasing wave of church mergers built on vision rather than survival
· It’s based on real-life, first-hand research based on real church mergers by two of the Christianity’s most respected authors
· It develops a common language that subsequent books on church mergers can build upon.
· The authors walk the reader through the various steps to a successful church merger