Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Revitalization, Church Growth, Multi-site, Church Strategy
Christianity | Religion
Adams, Gavin Roger, "Improving Adoptive Mergers at River Community Church" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2716.
This thesis project cross compared the adoptive mergers of River Community Church (RCC) to identify the methodologies and strategies that created one successful campus via adoptive merger and a subsequent unsuccessful campus. Empirical analysis quantified the gap in success between RCC Chesterfield and RCC Fairway. Qualitative research provided the thematic points of differentiation in RCC’s adoptive merger implementations. The thematic findings detailed a potential revitalization plan for RCC Fairway, a common structure for future RCC adoptive merger considerations, and insight for churches contemplating adoptive merger pursuits.