Defining Success in a Church Revitalization: A Three-Part Series – Part 3: Revitalization Successes That Cannot Be Precisely Measured

Episode #254
June 16, 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 third episode, they look at revitalization successes that cannot be precisely defined.

  • People growing as disciples.
  • Great community involvement and impact.
  • The impact of members who were sent.
  • The return of joy to the church.




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