Revitalizing a Church from Your Leadership Strength

Episode #101
July 11, 2019
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Leadership skills and knowing who you are as a leader are important as you lead a revitalization. Today we discuss the 12 types of leaders in a revitalization.

Episode Highlights:

  • Church revitalizers are often already in place in a church. Instead of being placed there, they have to determine how to lead while already in their current role.
  • There are a lot of successful church revitalizers who aren’t the “charismatic, dynamic leader” type but are just persistent and faithful to the task.
  • Four keys for pastors looking to revitalize: preach, pray, love, and stay.
  • Revitalization need a goal or you’ll never know if it’s successful.

The five points we discuss are:

  1. Why we cannot assess most pastors to be qualified for church revitalization
  2. The strong leader personality is assumed to be the best fit
  3. Too many pastors try to change their personalities to lead revitalization
  4. In the past, most churches would grow regardless of the leadership personality of the pastor
  5. A quick look at 12 leadership personalities for revitalization

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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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