What is the difference between church adoption, church fostering, and church revitalization? Thom and Sam have a helpful and interesting discussion on new trends taking place in North American congregations.
- Church adoption: a church comes into the family.
- Church fostering: a church is brought into the family for the short term.
- Church revitalization: a church regains health internally.
- The term of adoption has been helpful and provided context for the new relationship.
- Church fostering may lead to church adoption, but the goal should be to help and provide leadership for a season.
- There is no loss in church fostering. It is simply called ministry.
- The unintended by-product of church fostering, adoption, and revitalization is the creation of a strong leadership pipeline.
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