Celebrating the wins in a revitalization is important as you gain momentum moving forward. Today we discuss why it’s important and how to improve on this in your church.
Today’s Listener Question:
I’ve been at my current church for a little over four years. We’ve seen some small wins in revitalization over the past year or so. What should I do to keep the momentum going when the wins are small and not something everyone in the church sees?
- Celebration leads to action in the church.
- Fewer and fewer churches are truly celebrating conversions by new believers.
- The more you celebrate something in your church, the more likely people are to gravitate to doing that.
- Celebrate a church’s past not as something to which we should return but as something that provides hope for the future.
- Other local churches are your ministry partners, not your ministry competitors.
The seven ways you can celebrate are:
- “What gets celebrated gets done”
- Celebrate small victories
- Celebrate community impact
- Celebrate each conversion
- Celebrate the history of the church as a path for the future
- Celebrate improvements in the church’s facilities
- Celebrate ministry partners
Resources mentioned in this episode include:
- Replanter Assessment
- Find more resources at the Revitalize & Replant page at ThomRainer.com
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