The Kingdom Mindset of Churches that Are Willing to Be Replanted

Episode #059
September 20, 2018
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It’s important for churches to have a kingdom mindset if they are going to revitalize or be replanted. Today, we discuss what that looks like in a church.

Today’s Listener Question:


I’ve been bi-vocational while attending seminary. I graduate in the spring and want to take on a replant or revitalization. What do I look for when interviewing with future churches to know if they’re potentially good churches to pastor?

Episode Highlights:

  • You will rarely find a church where all the members have a sacrificial mindset.
  • We will soon see more and more ministries have digital connections outside of the local church.
  • A church that loves its community does more than just an event or two a year—it’s a consistent outreach.
  • Don’t see those in your community as object to help increase your attendance, but as an opportunity for ministry.

The six indicators of a kingdom mindset are:

  1. A sacrificial mindset
  2. An other-focus
  3. A love of the community
  4. A forsaking of idols
  5. A willingness to let go
  6. The mind and heart of Christ

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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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