Church Revitalization Strategist, TBC
Church revitalization is about making a “comeback.” The sports world loves a good comeback: George Foreman, Jack Nicklaus, Michael Jordan. The movie industry thrives on comeback stories: Rocky (all of them), The Wrestler, Captain America. The Bible is also known for its comeback stories: In the Old Testament we find Joseph, Moses, even Samson made a comeback of sorts. In the New Testament we see Peter boldly preaching at Pentecost, Saul of Tarsus comes back as the Apostle Paul. Of course the greatest comeback of all is Jesus resurrected from the dead! Biblical comeback stories always point us to God and give Him glory.
When a church reverses years of decline or breaks out of a plateau and begins to actively engage its community (in the process defying the predictions of its demise) God gets the glory! That’s why we work, seek, and pray for churches to be revitalized. Church revitalization is primarily about giving God the glory for the great things He has done! [Read more…]