Six Seismic Shifts in Church Health

Episode #584
October 29, 2019
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Thom and Sam are joined by Dr. Chuck Lawless from Southeastern Seminary. Today’s discussion is on six shifts in church health and revitalization.

The six shifts:

    1. The local church emphasis in church revitalization
    2. The institutional emphasis in church revitalization
    3. The micro-movement
    4. The return to resource-led revitalization 
    5. The neighborhood church movement
    6. The facility adjustment issue 

Other highlights:

  • We are finally catching up on providing resources and training for church revitalization
  • In order for a big movement to happen, it is going to have to happen through the smaller neighborhood churches.
  • Pastors and other leaders often need a starting point for revitalization.
  • It is very common to find a large worship center and a small congregation.

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast

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