Reach Australia Podcast 13.1 An Introduction To Church Mergers

In merger-maths, 1+1=3. Some churches could actually be better together. What are the different ways churches can merge? Are church mergers just an American thing?
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Some of the thought in this episode is drawn from Better Together (Tomberlin & Bird).

0:00 Why are we talking about church mergers?

06:50 Good reasons for merging

12:10 Objections to merging

16:30 A merger consultation

17:45 The process of merging

22:10 Possible, feasible, desirable

22:45 Paradigm shifts