Sirius Satellite Radio and XM radio are merging. The headline in the NY Times reads, "Merger would ends Satellite Radio’s Rivalry." Here’s the truth… as much as we prize independence, partnership is almost always better when it can be had. Whether in radio, business, or (especially) churches, partnership removes the rivalries. Why is that we prize autonomy as much as we do, and partnership so little? It seems to me that we can do far more together than apart to advance the gospel in culture. Call me idealistic, but I think that churches haven’t yet begun to realize the explosive power of strategic partnerships in ministry.

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including:, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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