By Connie Davis Bushey
News Editor, Baptist and Reflector
POWELL — Several models of Baptist church revitalization exist — a sponsoring church can absorb the congregation, developing a campus of the sponsoring church, or the sponsoring church can bring in another congregation to use the facility of the declining congregation.
It is rare for the revitalized church to retain its identity and be given back its autonomy.
However, this occurred in January as First Baptist Church, Powell, saw First Baptist Church, Fountain City, revitalized after a 10-year process and returned to being an autonomous church. [Read more…]