Revitalization Outside the Bible Belt

Episode #023
January 11, 2018
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Pastor Mike Rubino of Cornerstone Bible Church on Long Island joins us to share his story of revitalization outside the Bible Belt.

Episode Highlights:

  • Pastors often find that one of the biggest obstacles to church revitalization is themselves.
  • Church revitalization cannot occur without prayerful dependence on God.
  • Reaching people outside the Bible Belt is the same as inside the Bible Belt: meet people where they are in minister within your local context.
  • Pastors need compassion for the people they serve.
  • In church revitalization, you need to expect that conflict will come.

About Mike Rubino

As the Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Bible Church on Long Island, Pastor Mike has a deep desire to help build a multi-cultural and multi-generational church that continues to grow both wide and deep. His educational background includes a B.A. in Psychology, M.B.A. in Management, Ed.D. in Educational Administration, Leadership, and Technology, and an M.A. in Theology.

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