Organizing a Replant from Within

Episode #022
January 4, 2018
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When you’re replanting, you have to have a plan of action and a team. Today, we talk about building that team.

Today’s Listener Question:


What are some suggestions you would have in organizing a replanting team from within the church?

Episode Highlights:

  • It’s important to love the church you pastor, not the one you wish you pastored.
  • In a church replant, you have to identify prayer warriors in the congregation.
  • “Give me a church full of prayer warriors any day.” – Mark Clifton
  • “Prayer is wartime communication.” – John Piper
  • Satan gets us to really under estimate the power of prayer.
  • Elderly church members still need discipling, just like younger ones.
  • One of the biggest struggles in a replant or revitalization is facility idolatry.

The five steps for organizing a replant from within that we cover are:

  1. Evaluate remaining members
  2. Seek out prayer warriors
  3. Seek those who are already involved in the community
  4. Spend time with you team
  5. Affirm what God desires to do through your 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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