Six Things (Both Good and Bad) the Pandemic Has Done to Replanting and Revitalizing Churches

Episode #188
March 11, 2021
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In this episode, Kevin and Thom provide an updated assessment of how the pandemic has affected revitalization of churches. Enjoy it — there is some good news in this podcast.

  1. Good: Many church leaders have become more focused.
  2. Bad: Church leaders are weary, and leading revitalization and replanting has become more exhausting.
  3. Good: The members who are returning are typically more committed.
  4. Bad: Fewer members are returning.
  5. Good: Digital streaming services have reached a new mission field.
  6. Bad: Many revitalizing churches are eliminating or minimizing digital streaming services as they return to in-person services.




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