Six Common Misperceptions about Revitalization

Episode #85
March 21, 2019
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There are some misperceptions and misconceptions about church revitalization that we hear often. Today, we tackle six of them.

Some highlights from today’s episode:

  • Revitalization isn’t only about dying churches, it’s about churches who may just need a shift in perspective and focus.
  • There are people around every church to be reached, but churches aren’t reaching them.
  • Every church should have demographics for their area of ministry.
  • A new pastor is not a silver bullet for church growth.

The six misperceptions that we discuss are:

  1. It’s only about dying churches.
  2. It’s totally related to demographics.
  3. Churches that need revitalization have little or no money.
  4. The primary need is a new pastor.
  5. It is largely about music and worship style.
  6. The denomination needs to provide a fix.

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Biblical Worship is the foundation for church revitalization. Biblical worship leads us to listen to Jesus and in listening to Him he will reveal His plan is for his church. The North American mission board is pleased to present a revitalization worship summit August 26 and 27 at the North American Mission Board in Alpharetta Georgia. Leading the Summit will be Thom Rainer , Mike Harland the director LifeWay worship, Jared Wilson from Midwestern Baptist seminary Along with guest musical artist Andrew Peterson. This summit will feature main conference sessions and specialized breakouts focused on the needs of  churches in need of revitalization and those with limited resources for worship. Registration is limited to 300 so register early the entire cost for this conference is only $35 To register, visit

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