A simple question is the emphasis for Tomberlin’s and Cool’s new book, Church Locality: Where? While many bemoan the current health of the American church, there are examples of growing, thriving churches. This book addresses where healthy churches grow.
New Rules for Church Buildings in a Multisite, Church Planting, and Giga-Church World
Online PR News – 24-April-2014 – Charlotte, North Carolina – For church plants and the 8,000 multisite churches in America, location and facility matter greatly. Where does the church meet? Where is the right location? Which locations provide the greatest opportunity to reach people? What are the potential pitfalls of a specific location?
New rules have emerged for church buildings and church plants. Several options now exist for multiple campuses. Tomberlin and Cool drill down to the core of where the best options are located. Church Locality is about the convergence of location and facility. This book gives practical insight into the best location for optimal church health.
Tomberlin and Cool bring decades of experience together for a unique perspective on church locations and facilities. Tomberlin pioneered the multisite movement at Willow Creek Community Church. Cool has spent the last 30 years helping churches build better facilities. Additional contributors to the book include Ed Stetzer, Brad Leeper, and Rich Birch. Rainer Publishing is excited to offer this title, available at Amazon.com.
Jim Tomberlin began his multisite church journey in the mid-1990s when he was the senior pastor of Woodmen Valley Chapel in Colorado Springs, CO. In 2000 he went on to pioneer the multisite model at Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago. Since 2005 he has been coaching churches in developing and implementing multi-campus strategies. As Founder and Senior Strategist of MultiSite Solutions, Jim leads a seasoned team of practitioner specialists in assisting churches in maximizing their redemptive potential through intensive and insightful multisite and church merger consultation. Jim is the author of "125 Tips for MultiSite Churches" and co-author with Warren Bird of "Better Together: Making Church Mergers Work." Jim is based in Scottsdale, AZ. You can email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, subscribe to his MultiSightings blog, or follow him on Twitter at @MultiSiteGuy or @MergerGuru.
Tim Cool has assisted nearly 400 churches (over 4 million square feet) throughout the United States with their facility needs. He has collaborated with churches in the areas of facility needs analysis, design coordination, pre-construction coordination, construction management and life-cycle planning/facility management. Tim has also been a conference speaker at numerous national conferences and seminars including the national conferences for the NACBA, NACFM, Texas Ministry Conference, and Worship Facility Expo. Tim is the author of the books, "Successful Master Planning: More Than Pretty Pictures" and "Why Church Buildings Matter: The Story of Your Space". Tim is married to his best friend, Lisa, and resides in Charlotte, NC with their teenage triplets. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TLCool or email@example.com He also blogs at Cool Conversations Live.