Defining Success in a Church Revitalization: A Three-Part Series – Part 1: Four Myths of Church Revitalization Success

Episode #252
June 2, 2022
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We often hear from church leaders who desire to know exactly what success looks like in a church revitalization. The word “success” is loaded and tends to evoke a lot of emotions. In this three-part series, Mark and Thom provide clarity and guidance about this term. In the first episode, they look at myths of church revitalization success.

1. It’s all about numerical growth.

2. Success is evident when conflict stops.

3. Success means that is easy to pay the bills.

4. The pastor will know when the revitalization is a success



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