Why Church Replanting Is Gaining Momentum

Episode #008
October 26, 2017
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Church replanting is becoming more frequent in churches and denominations. Today, Mark Clifton explains five reasons why.

Today’s Listener Question:


My husband listens to Rainer on Leadership all the time when we’re in the car. He absolutely loved the episode with Mark Clifton about replanting as well as this podcast. He explained that the concept of replanting is a newer one. Why is that?

Episode Highlights:

  • In North America, we’ve lost the “local” in our local churches.”
  • Our communities should be noticeably better because of their local church.
  • Your church should be an integral part of its community and neighborhood.
  • We live in a DIY world. Remodeling and reclaiming old church buildings fits in that.

The 5 reasons we cover in this episode are:

  1. The rise of home grown and local
  2. The rise of thrift and vintage
  3. Commuter fatigue
  4. The DIY trend
  5. Closing churches give new people new opportunities

Resources mentioned in this episode include:

Revitalize & Replant is sponsored by the North American Mission Board and ChurchReplanters.com. 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 ChurchReplanters.com.

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