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CFTROU 0165: The Power Of The Neighborhood Church: Multi-site Neighborhood Churches with Jim Tomberlin 


How do you start a church? You start a small group. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed the series of conversations around the neighborhood church, and our guest on this episode, Pastor Jim Tomberlin, is not only a subject matter expert but an expert in multi-site church and church leadership. Jim helps churches get unstuckand multiply through multi-site, merger, and succession coaching. Join in on today’s discussion as we talk about the multi-site neighborhood church, why churches have struggled to engage their neighborhoods, and how you can shift your focus to reengage your neighbors. He also shares some examples of what churches are currently implementing to positively impact their surrounding neighborhoods. To hear more about how you can work towards engaging your neighbors and reaching communities, tune in now! 

Key Points:

  • Jim introduces himself to the listeners.  
  • How Jim thought about “the neighborhood” when he was leading multi-site churches.
  • The benefits and drawbacks of [multi-site] neighborhood churches, according to Jim.  
  • We talk about the average size of the local neighborhood church.  
  • Why churches have struggled to engage in their neighborhoods. 
  • How you can shift your focus to reengage your neighborhood. 
  • Jim shares some examples of how churches are positively impacting their neighborhoods.  
  • What pastors and churches are missing about the potential of neighborhood ministry.  
  • He shares systems and programs that have worked to reach communities.  
  • How to find out more about The Unstuck Group.  

I think the multi-site church is a local community strategy. Click To Tweet I've always felt like if you are planting churches or starting campuses, the first step is to start small groups in the area you want to have a location, a campus, or a congregation. Click To Tweet How do you start a church? You start a small group. Click To Tweet The big miss that we've made so much in our generation is that we’ve made church all about a building. Click To Tweet

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Jim Tomberlin on Twitter

Jim Tomberlin on LinkedIn

The Unstuck Group

Jimmy on Twitter

Leslee on Twitter

Family Church Network

Family Church on Facebook

Family Church on Instagram

Church for the Rest of Us on Twitter

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