Six Reasons You Should Invite People to a Revitalizing Church

Episode #103
July 25, 2019
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Members of churches in need of revitalization can sometimes be hesitant to invite others. Today we explain why you should encourage members to invite others even when things may not seem encouraging.

Episode Highlights:

  • You shouldn’t be timid about inviting others to church just because the church is in need of revitalization.
  • Revitalization in a church can begin with just one person.
  • Every church has problems. Pastor, you have the choice to focus on the problems or the opportunities God has given you.
  • One of the key roles of church leadership is to point people to God’s possibilities.

The six reasons we discuss are:

  1. It creates a biblical outward focus.
  2. You ask others to join the mission.
  3. It propels people into the community.
  4. It takes the focus off the problems and on to God’s opportunities.
  5. More people want to make a difference than attend an event.
  6. It is conducive to leading the church to become younger.

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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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