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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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7 Must-Does for Evangelism in Post-Christian America

The British missionary Lesslie Newbigin went to India around 1950. There he was involved with a church living ‘in mission’ in a very non-Christian culture. When he returned to England some 30 years later, he discovered that now the Western church too existed in a non-Christian society, but it had not adapted to its new

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Roadmap to Church Revitalization

The journey to church revitalization is a roadmap. It is not a recipe. When you follow a good recipe, you put together the correct amounts of flour, sugar, milk, butter, oil, baking powder and eggs, put it in the oven and “presto!” out comes a cake. Every time, guaranteed. Not so with church revitalization. When

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5 Challenges to the New Normal Church After Covid-19

Students of human nature may assume that life will go back to the “old normal” after Covid-19 passes and a vaccine is present. I fear that to a degree. The past is easy to fall back to, and not all of it is good! Anemic evangelism, an inward focus, and a lack of leadership development

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