I came across your entry while doing a search for “church of Christ” merger.
I currently work with a small group of 50 here in [the Bible Belt]. Within 7 miles of us are 3 smaller congregations (15 to 30 members) and I want to explore the option of merging these congregations into one new work. Of the 4 congregations none have elders or deacons, one doesn’t own a building, and there is little to no activity in the other three congregations. As a full-time preacher my focus is not just on my local congregation but on what’s best for the kingdom and in this situation it would be best for the kingdom if we all join together.
Do you know of any other resources that will help guide me as I seek to bring these groups together?
Any advice to offer?