Five Sources of Funding for Church Revitalizing and Replanting

Episode #050
July 19, 2018
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Ministry requires money. Today we discuss five potential ways you can increase funding in your church in order to minister more to your community.

Today’s Listener Question:


I know that more money often leads to more problems, but there are a significant amount of problems when there’s no money, too. What are some avenues of funding available to church replants and revitalization efforts?

Episode Highlights:

  • Resources—and money—follow activity in churches.
  • So much of ministry comes down to building relationships.
  • If you expect people to help fund you, you have to have a vision they want to support.
  • When people hear about ministry impact, they’re more likely to give to help.

The five sources we discuss are:

  1. Denominations and parachurch organizations
  2. Partnerships with other churches
  3. Raising support for your own position
  4. Greater giving by the existing members of the congregation
  5. Growing the church

Resources mentioned in this episode include:

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

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