A Church Resisting Revitalization is a Good Thing

Church revitalization pastors are often seen like the fabled monk who made a vow of silence. He was allowed two words per year. After his first year, he spoke to the abbot. “Better food,” he said. The abbot appoints a new head cook. Year two the monk said, “Warmer blankets.” New blankets show up in

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Reclaiming Glory: Revitalizing Dying Churches

This guest post by Dr. Kelton Hinton, Associational Missionary of the Johnston Baptist Association of North Carolina, is a review of a book on church revitalization. The principles shared here are worthy of passing on.  -Gary Westra, TAP Inc. Reclaiming Glory: Revitalizing Dying Churches (2016) By Kelton F. Hinton This is a brief overview of

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Turnaround, Salvation Army Bldg, Fort Collins

Avoiding Dry Rot in Ministry

When working as an engineer in Fort Collins, our firm was hired to do some renovation work on a historic downtown building. At the time, this red brick building housed the Salvation Army ministry (pictured above). The edifice consisted of a basement and three upper levels. The nearly 100-year-old structure possessed character and distinctive architectural

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