Hello Church Leader:

Would you please give us your opinion about church mergers? If you were involved in a Protestant church merger—or might be—we are eager to know your thoughts.

To thank you, we'll send you, all FREE:

• An executive summary of the top findings. We'll also offer a webinar with preliminary findings on Tues., Sept. 24, at 2:00pm EDT.

• "10 Merger Considerations Guide" (PDF) and "Merger Best Practices Teaching" (video) from Unstuck Group

• "50 Great Money-Saving Ideas for Churches" (PDF) from Leadership Network
Boardroom book • Plus we'll enter you into a drawing to receive 1 of 100 copies of Lessons from the Church Boardroom, a new book by Dan Busby and John Pearson (ECFA Press)
 
Who's behind the survey?

Jim Tomberlin and Warren Bird, co-authors of Better Together: Making Healthy Church Mergers Work -- a widely used book.

• Fortress Press, new publisher of Better Together, offering thoughtful, creative and accessible books attuned to clergy professionals' ministry needs.
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• The Unstuck Group, consultants who help churches get unstuck, specializing in helping pastors grow healthy churches, guiding them through experiences that focus vision, strategy, team and action.
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Leadership Network, a peer learning group that helps innovative, strategic pastors and teams transform great ideas to actual implementation resulting in genuine impact.
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Others promoting the survey include 4Sight, Aspen Group, Church Planting Canada, Converge, ECFA, Exponential, Ministry Solutions, Mosaix Global Network, MultiSite Solutions, NewThing, Portable Church, Samford University Ministry Training Institute, TheChurchLawyers.com, Vanderbloemen, unSeminary, and XPastor. You'll see more about them on the survey's final page, where you'll also get the participation incentives!
 
Questions or comments about the survey? Contact DrBirdAssistant@gmail.com.
 
Thank you.
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Dr. Warren Bird, VP of Research
ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability)
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