We can learn much from positive and negative examples. In today’s episode, we isolate a group of churches in order to examine five common developments in declining churches.
- Decline is more pronounced.
- Closure or merger is more likely.
- Flaws become more visible or pronounced.
- Volunteers resign from their ministries.
- Conversion growth moves toward zero.
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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