The Church Revitalization Checklist: A Three-Part Series – Part One of Three: Hit the Reset Button, Not Pause

Episode #729
December 28, 2021
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Thom and Sam take the listeners on an exciting three-part journey about major moves that should be made in any and every revitalization. They are part of a larger “checklist” revitalization leaders need to follow. In this first of three episodes, the Rainers examine why the church cannot merely pause but must hit a total reset button.

1. Understand that everything has changed, just like always.

2. Evangelism is not an option.

3. You have to deal with the attendance frequency issue.

4. The reset only works with realistic optimism.




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