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Being called to pastor a church in need of revitalization or replanting is an honorable calling. Today, we explain why.
This Week’s Question:
FROM KYLE — In Episode #061, you mentioned that revitalization is a noble calling. I thought it was a great point. Can you expound on the reasons for that in a future episode?
- “I don’t believe God would be calling so many people to revitalization if He wasn’t about to do something incredible.”
- “Dying churches are not something to run away from, but something to run to.”
- “10% of our churches will close in the next five years if they don’t change something.”
- Pastoring a dying church will have its costs, but seeing God move and turn it around will be the greatest reward imaginable.
The seven reasons we cover are:
- Because Christ loves His churches
- Because Christ loves the communities in which these churches are located
- Because no church address is an accident
- Because revitalization is desperately needed
- Because God’s resources are at risk
- Because it is self-sacrificial
- Because it demonstrates the power of the Gospel
Resources mentioned in this episode include:
- Replanter Assessment
- Find more resources at the Revitalize & Replant page at ThomRainer.com
Submit Your Question:
Do you have a question about church revitalization or replanting for us to use on the podcast? Visit the podcast page to submit your question. If we use it on the show, you’ll get a copy of Autopsy of a Deceased Church and Reclaiming Glory.