What If Promises Are Broken When I Lead a Revitalization?

Episode #136
March 12, 2020
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Promises, promises. You are told the church is ready for change but after arriving those promises are quickly broken. Thom and Mark discuss the reasons why promises may be broken and how to move forward.


  1. Some promises are conditional, but you didn’t know it.
  2. Many promises are made without knowing the implications of the promises.
  3. Promises made in desperation often are not honored.
  4. Most revitalization leaders have to deal with broken promises of some of their closest allies and friends.
  5. Be cautious of those who make multiple promises as you begin a revitalization.

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast:

    • Revitalize & Replant is sponsored by the North American Mission Board and ChurchReplanters.com. 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 ChurchReplanters.com.

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