Everything listed under: Restart Strategy

  • When a Church Restart Strategy is Your Only HOPE in Church Revitalization Part VII

    What Kind of Church is a Good Candidate for a Revitalization Using the Restart Strategy?There are some churches with a better chance of living again through a restart.  Five types are most often found:*The Church has no debt and few bills*The Church still in in a strategic location for a work*The Church if it is not the first two you might want to sell property and use the money through the local association to fund a new church plant.*The Church if it sells the building you might offer it ...  Read More...

  • When a Church Restart Strategy is Your Only HOPE in Church Revitalization Part VI

    Principles for Considering a Church Revitalization Restart StrategyIf you are ready to consider the church revitalization restart strategy there are several principles that should be considered. While leading church revitalization efforts all across North America for the RENOVATE National Church Revitalization Conference I have had the opportunity to work with many who look at the restart strategy as their last and only hope. This is a strategy that works and is effective if the present church c...  Read More...

  • When a Church Restart Strategy is Your Only HOPE in Church Revitalization Part V

    Some Restart StoriesA Coastal Savannah ChurchA Church in the coastal area of Savannah had dwindled to just a handful of members. They finally decided to die, deeding their property over to the local association and relinquishing control of the church to a revitalization restart steering committee which included members of other churches, pastors, and state denomination leaders. Since the restart steering committee called a church planter as the restart pastor two years ago, the church has grown ...  Read More...

  • When a Church Restart Strategy is Your Only HOPE in Church Revitalization Part IV

    What Does Church Revitalization Mean?Every place I go people ask me for a definition of church revitalization. Here is one I have used for at least the last ten years:Church Revitalization is a movement within protestant evangelicalism, which emphasizes the missional work of turning a plateau or rapidly declining church around and moving it back towards growth. It is lead through a Church Revitalization Initiative, which is when a local church begins to work on the renewal of the church with a c...  Read More...

  • When a Church Restart Strategy is Your Only HOPE in Church Revitalization Part III

    Ten Reasons Churches are Challenged When Making the Necessary ChangesThere is a guide to stop the slide and it is found in the Bible. This material is about helping those ninety plus percent of churches that are in need of church revitalization and renewal. When a church has allowed a deep state of slumber to creep into the work and ministry of the local church it is challenging to make the necessary changes necessary for revitalization.   Read More...

  • When a Church Restart Strategy is Your Only HOPE in Church Revitalization Part II

    Not Every Church is a Candidate for a RestartInterestingly, many laymen often ask me if I think that their church could be a candidate for a restart. Usually they share of the need for their church to be revitalized.   A series of questions frequently follows of which I will answer each and every single one of them.   Read More...

  • When a Church Restart Strategy is Your Only HOPE in Church Revitalization Part I

    The restart based church revitalization model is being used all across North America.  Any group planting churches or working in the area of church revitalization should have a restart strategy if it is going to be a wise steward.  I never sought to write a step-by-step process for doing a church restart.   Read More...

  • When a Church Restart Strategy is Your Only HOPE in Church Revitalization Part VIII

    A Church Revitalization Lesson When a local church refuses to trade its fear of closing the door for a desire to see life come back within the congregation, the church revitalization experience will end promptly as soon as the danger of death has been eliminated. What happens next may mean another recycle of decline until it is bad again. Churches only experience renewal when their people experience renewal!   Read More...