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
Unique opportunities within a denominational structure