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The Documents Needed for a Successful Church Merger

Be sure you collect all the needed paperwork to keep the process moving forward.

The Documents Needed for a Successful Church Merger
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In the first installment of this four-part series, I shared that church mergers are on the rise. As an attorney whose practice focuses solely on the representation of churches, I see churches opt for this useful legal strategy as a viable means to sustain a stymied church or to further grow a healthy church.

Mergers will be an especially important consideration as many churches move toward a post-COVID-19 existence. As David Kinnaman, the president of Barna Group, said regarding the 2020 state of the church, “[t]he challenges of leading the people of God are formidable and still the opportunities for community transformation and personal flourishing are surprisingly bright.” I believe that church mergers are such a bright spot. To be successful, however, the decision to merge must begin with earnest prayer and deep spiritual contemplation. But it cannot stop there. The most successful ...

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  • April 29, 2021

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