Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Making more disciples -- Event to assess potential for multisites and mergers in state


A ‌free forum Oct. 13 will explore multisite church strategies, ‌sponsored by the Conference’s New Faith Communities Ministry Team.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Edmond-St.Luke’s satellite campus, 900 N Sooner Road in Edmond. All interested people, laity and clergy, are invited.

Speakers will be Jim Tomberlin of Scottsdale, Ariz., founder and senior consultant of MultiSite Solutions, a company that assists churches through intensive multisite and church merger consultation. He has become a nationally recognized expert on the multisite church.

Tomberlin is author of "Better Together: Making Church Mergers Work," "125 Tips for Multisite Churches," and "Church Locality: New Rules for Church Buildings in a Multisite, Church Planting, and Giga-Church World."

Also presenting will be Greg Ligon of Plano, Texas, a member of Leadership Network. Ligon has directed the Multi-Site Churches Leadership Community. He is one of the authors of "The Multi-Site Church Revolution" and "A Multi-Site Church Road Trip."

Topics to be covered at the forum include:

  • Vision casting for the potential of multisite in the Oklahoma Conference

  • Shaping a collaborative climate

  • Distinguishing between merger and non-merger roles

  • Rural models

  • Niche models

  • Unique opportunities within a denominational structure

Deadline to register is Oct. 3. Lunch will be provided. Sign up at www.okumc.org/MultisiteForum2016 or contact Connie, 405-530-2006 or cbarnett@okumc.org


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