Where Do Revitalizing Pastors and Replanters Find Hope?

March 28, 2019
Episode #86
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Hope can be fleeting for those in ministry—and even more so for those focused on revitalization. Today, we discuss six specific sources of hope for pastors.

Episode Highlights:

  • “Find your affirmation in ministry in what Jesus has accomplished for you and what He will continue to accomplish for you.”
  • “Pastors, if the only time you’re in the Word is for sermon prep, that’s a problem.”
  • “The Lord often uses relationships in our lives to encourage us.”
  • Learning brings hope when you go into things with your eyes open.

The six places we discuss are:

  1. Acts 6:4.
  2. In a peer community.
  3. With a mentor.
  4. By continuing to learn.
  5. With an intercessory prayer team.
  6. With a long-term perspective.

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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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