Thom and Mark remain obnoxious optimists about the revitalization of churches. Numerous indicators are pointing to this hope. In the final of these three episodes, they discuss how the greater awareness of issues in revitalization has created new communities of revitalization leaders. These networks are instrumental in dealing with the loneliness factor in revitalization.
1. Revitalization has moved dramatically from losing to recovering.
2. Revitalization is one of the fastest-growing disciplines in local churches today.
3. Revitalization has become a call for many leaders.
4. Revitalization networks have become places where revitalization leaders can deal with the loneliness factor.
- “Reclaiming Glory, Updated Edition: Creating a Gospel Legacy throughout North America” by Mark Clifton
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