Six Common Reasons Revitalization or a Replant Never Gets Started

Episode #102
July 18, 2019
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Revitalization and replanting require changes to be made. Not all church members like this change and will resist. Today, we cover six reasons why.

Episode Highlights:

  • The stigma of the need for church revitalization or replanting is going away.
  • The sameness of church can easily become an idol in a society that is ever-changing.
  • Nostalgia doesn’t really bring you lasting happiness. It just brings momentary relief.
  • Not every pastor is the right fit for every church.

The six reasons we discuss are:

  1. Fear
  2. Power groups
  3. Mismatched leadership style
  4. Failure to stay current
  5. Seeking wrong solutions
  6. Facility focus and woes

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