A Case Study of an Established Church Adopting a Struggling Church

October 1, 2019
Episode #576
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Today’s episode features new co-host Sam Rainer, Lead Pastor of West Bradenton Baptist Church in Bradenton, FL and President of Church Answers. The discussion today is about neighborhood church adoption.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Adoption is more theologically accurate than merger or acquisition.
  • Relationships and ministry should be priority when adopting another church..
  • Remember, the principle of “eating an elephant” may need to take place when two churches merge.
  • An adopting church must be willing to send missionaries to the adopted church.
  • The local community or neighborhood is still the focus when adopting a church.

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast


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