The Simple Power of Focusing on One Thing in a Revitalization

Episode #100
July 4, 2019
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There is a great power in focusing on one thing when working to revitalize a church. Today, we cover six reasons why.

Episode Highlights:

  • Church revitalization doesn’t have to be as complicated as some make it. Just start with one thing.
  • Trying to do too much too quickly can kill a revitalization effort.
  • Ministry complexity will drain the leadership of a church.
  • When you are forced to choose one ministry to focus on in a church, you typically choose the best and most effective ministry.

The six reasons we discuss are:

  1. You have to begin somewhere
  2. Complexity leads to confusion and complacency
  3. Helps the heart and attitude of the leader
  4. The power of low-hanging fruit
  5. Makes you focus on what really matters
  6. Helps you to say no

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