Six of the Most Common Frustrations of Revitalization Leaders

Episode #087
April 4, 2019
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Frustrations are to be expected in any pastorate. Today we discuss six of the most common frustrations pastors face when revitalizing or replanting.

Some highlights from today’s episode:

  • In almost every church, there is some need for revitalization.
  • “We will do whatever it takes to turn around our church” usually means “we will do whatever it takes as long as we don’t have to change.”
  • If your focus is on what you don’t have in your church, you’ll fail to appreciate what you do have.
  • Strangely, your biggest early supporters in a pastors often turn into your biggest critics later on.

The six common frustrations we discuss are:

  1. Unrealistic expectations
  2. Perceived lack of resources
  3. Lack of peer support
  4. Supporters who become critics
  5. Members who leave
  6. Family challenges

Resources mentioned in this episode include:

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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