Five Ways the Pandemic Has Been Positive for Revitalizing Churches

Episode #170
November 5, 2020
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The pandemic has helped church leaders and members embrace change. Today on Revitalize & Replant, Thom Rainer and Kevin Ezell discuss four additional ways the pandemic has been positive for revitalizing churches. 

  1. Change is more likely to be embraced.
  2. Power groups may relinquish control.
  3. Budgets can be reallocated.
  4. Complexity can shift to simplicity.
  5. The digital mission field is likely to become a focus.

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