Episode 462: The Future of Mergers

In Episode 462 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss mergers and what that looks like for the future of the church.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Why it has been said that mergers are losers
  • Why mission is important for a merger to be successful

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Do mergers work or not? Usually it is completely rejected and goes south quickly, or it is a match.” – @toddadkins
  • “On the church plant side, there is a sense that mergers can be great if you are growing as a church plant.” @danielsangi
  • “Mergers can be beneficial if they are vision-driven and not just two dying churches trying to survive.” – @danielsangi
  • “Most mergers fail today for one of three reasons: finances aren’t clear, people aren’t clear, culture isn’t a match.” – @toddadkins
  • “If this church is on life support, but at some point in time shared a similar DNA, let’s pull from history, share those stories, and connect that with the future.” – @danielsangi
  • “If you are thinking about a merger, consider how it is mission-focused.” – @danielsangi
  • “Mission has to drive all aspects of a merger.” – @danielsangi

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Published February 3, 2020

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