Components that Encumber Church Revitalization Part III

Number Three - Pastors Who Do Not Know How to Lead

 

Closely interrelated to number two above is when a pastor refuses to lead the church towards church renewal. While I would be the first to offer that merely becoming a better leader will not revitalize your church, it does take a leader who knows how to lead to become a church revitalizer. If the leader is unwilling to lead in the churches revitalization efforts perhaps it is time to get a new leader!
In fact, my experience has revealed that there are a higher degree of these leaders out there than we would like to admit. About 30% of the 100% of the churches that need to be revitalized will be revitalized by it present leader. With that in mind it is not a surprise that there are leaders who simply refuse to lead a church into a renewal effort. The training of our young future pastors in church revitalization techniques and principles is a must since most of them will be going into churches in need of revitalizing and need an energetic leader to lead them! Only about 5% of these young future pastors will be going into healthy vital churches so let’s change the challenge by preparing these young leaders for future successes in areas God has not let go.

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