Church members play a role in revitalization. Their attitudes and actions must reflect an openness to reaching others. Today, we discuss nine commitments they must make to see revitalization in a church.
This Week’s Question:
FROM WADE — Podcast #056 grappled with the uniqueness of a calling to revitalizing a church. You offered helpful up-front points to the would-be revitalizing pastor. Would you flip the coin on to the reverse side and build out the attitudes and commitments of a congregation and its leadership that desires revitalization?
- One of the greatest joys of corporate worship is leaving our personal preferences at the door and being led together.
- If you’re not serving in your church, you’re not really being an active member of your church.
- The deeper in love you are with Christ, the more you will want to serve others.
- Dying churches anesthetize the pain of dying with busyness and activity.
The nine commitments we cover are:
- I will move from “I am” to I will”
- I will worship with others
- I will grow together with others
- I will serve
- I will go
- I will give generously
- I will not be a church dropout
- I will avoid the traps of churchianity
- I will make a difference
Resources mentioned in this episode include:
- Replanter Assessment
- Find more resources at the Revitalize & Replant page at ThomRainer.com
Submit Your Question:
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