Successful revitalization needs with a successful leader. Today, we take a look at some keys to being a successful leader in a church revitalization.
Today’s Listener Question:
I’m 62 and have been in my current ministry in the NC Triad for 13 years. Our congregation is 30-35 strong, median age of 55 and in desperate need of revitalization. Am I up to the task? What are the keys necessary for me to lead this effort with success?
- The boomer generation is going to be one of the keys to church revitalization in the future.
- When you go into a revitalization effort, you need to make a long term commitment to the church at the onset.
- Church revitalization always starts with prayer.
- Pastors, you need to be praying for your church members daily.
- Your church address is not an accident. God has put your church where it is for a purpose.
The six keys for success that we cover are:
- The leader made a long-term commitment at the onset
- The leader made a decision and commitment not to play the comparison game.
- The leader made a commitment to pray daily for the church members and the community.
- The leader celebrated even small successes.
- The leader became consciously aware of potential distractions
- The leader was highly intentional to minister to his family.
Resources mentioned in this episode include:
- Replanter Assessment
- Find more resources at the Revitalize & Replant page at ThomRainer.com
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