16 Nov




Better Together: Melding Churches to Grow the Kingdom

November 16, 20199:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Manheim Mennonite Church
201 West High Street
Manheim, PA 17545


The multi-site movement, normally associated with larger churches, also creates an option for small and mid-sized churches. Where two (or more) sister churches are located in relative proximity, people and resources can be combined and interfused to create one stronger church in several locations.

On Saturday, November 16, Evangelical Seminary and Barnabas Initiatives are planning a one-day seminar to assist churches exploring a church-meld strategy for optimum health, growth, and mission. The seminar will be held at Manheim Mennonite Church, 201 West High Street, Manheim. 

$35 per person / CEUs available

For a plateaued or declining church open to essential change, transition to a church of two sites can be a path to revitalization. For a stronger church willing to sacrifice, nurture relationships, and practice sensitivity, a multi-site meld can expand ministry.

Ryan Brown, lead pastor at New Life Community (BIC) Church, will tell the story of blending New Life in Carlisle with Mt. Holly Springs, a sister church six miles way. Others involved in the process will contribute snapshot perspectives: Bishop (at the time) Doug Sider and lay members from the leadership teams of both churches. A break-out time will allow participants from churches considering a meld to talk together about the potential application of the things learned at New Life to the particulars of their situation.

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For further questions, please contact Ken Nafziger at knafziger@evangelical.edu

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