Why Perseverance Is One of the Most Critical Attributes Needed in Church Revitalization

Episode #154
July 16, 2020
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Often when faced with difficult circumstances, throwing in the towel can seem like a very attractive option. Which is why perseverance in the face of difficulty is one of the most critical attributes needed in church revitalization. Thom and Mark discuss several of the reasons why in today’s episode.

  • Change can seem interminably slow.
  • You must be able to outlast your most vocal critics.
  • Year 5 is often a magical year.
  • You must be able to develop the mindset of “two steps backward, three steps forward.”
  • Short-term pastorates hurt any churches, but especially churches in need of revitalization.

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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