Church Multiplication through Multisite – Warren Bird and Jim Tomberlin
The multisite movement began pre-pandemic as a space solution for megachurches and has accelerated as a reproductive strategy for healthy, growing, outreach-oriented churches in the pandemic era. Many church planters today are starting churches with a vision to reproduce and multiply through church planting and multisite strategies. In this pre-conference Lab, learn the basics of launching strong in the new era with multisite specialists and practitioners Warren Bird and Jim Tomberlin.
Church Multiplication in Rural Places – Andy Addis, Crosspoint Church
Pastor Andy Addis (Crosspoint Church, Hutchinson, KS) explains how to multiply churches through multisite, mergers and microsites in rural contexts. CrossPoint Church is a church of 3,000 meeting in a dozen locations throughout rural Kansas.

Church Multiplication through Mergers – Jim Tomberlin and Warren Bird
Church mergers were occurring in an unprecedented way across North America pre-pandemic with over 40% of multisite campuses coming through a merger. The pan-demic era has accelerated the merger option for many of the 250,000 stuck or struggling churches across North America. Many are discovering they can have a new beginning and/or a new pastor by merging with a multisite church or church planter needing a facility. The unintended consequence of the multisite movement and the pandemic reality has made church mergers a facility and growth strategy for church planters. Learn how to initiate and navigate the church merger conversation from the authors of Better Together: Making Church Mergers Work—Expanded and Updated.

Speakers: Warren Bird, Jim Tomberlin, and Andy Addis

Day / Time: Monday 1:00pm – 5:00pm and Tuesday 8:00am – 11:30am
Location: TBD