Resourcing Revitalization

There are so many resources out there for church revitalization we often get the question, “Where do I start?” Here are some of our suggestions for paid, in-person, and free resources we believe may be helpful to you.


Revitalize 2020

Over 4,000 churches will close their doors in the next year, and our goal is to help pastors and church leaders reverse this trend. In short, we want to help churches move from flatlined to flourishing. We would love for you to attend Revitalize 2020, April 20-21 in Bradenton, Florida. Early-Bird registration ends in just a couple of weeks.



Anatomy of a Revived Church – Thom S. Rainer

If you haven’t heard, Thom Rainer has written a   new book entitled, Anatomy of a Revived Church. Since it released in  December it has consistently been in the top 10 books in its category, and was a #1 Amazon best seller.




Free Resources:

Est. Church Podcast

Who doesn’t love free? Pastors Sam Rainer, Micah Fries, and Josh King all lead established churches in varying stages of church revitalization. In April, their podcast entitled EST, will be featured at Check out one helpful episode, number 148, A Revitalization Story, Wellsprings Church Georgia.


    • Revitalize 2020 is presented by the North American Mission Board and More than 10% of churches in North America are at risk of closing and the North American Mission Board is committed to reversing this trend by decreasing the death rate of existing churches while simultaneously increasing the birth rate of new churches. To learn more about what it means to become a replanting pastor or to explore resources for replanting and revitalization in your own church, visit

Posted on February 23, 2020

With nearly 40 years of ministry experience, Thom Rainer has spent a lifetime committed to the growth and health of local churches across North America.
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