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      We are living in a time in which church mergers are becoming more and more a reality of ministry. Church mergers are most effective when they are part of a church’s vision rather than a necessity for a church’s survival. This book is a case study of two urban churches from the same denomination that chose to merge together and form a new congregation.

     This book will lead you through the steps that were taken in order for us to get from two separate churches to one church. You will be provided with the documents that we used to communicate with the congregations on all the various steps the committee took and why those steps were taken. You will also be presented with the bible studies that we used to help prepare our people to think about merging together and the bible studies we used after we voted to pursue the merger for a final vote. You will get a glimpse of what the new church was like two and a half years after the merger.

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