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The small group ministry of a church has always been a vital ministry of a congregation. In this episode, Kevin and Thom share why the ministry is more important in a post-COVID world. 1. Assimilation will be critical and fragile in the regathering stage. 2. There will be an immediate desire for connections as the church regathers. 3. Your church’s…
 
In this episode, Thom interviews Mark about his work in the replant of Linwood Baptist Church. You will not want to miss some of the stories and invaluable lessons about replanting or adopting a church. What is the background of this replant? How did the church get to its near-death state? What are some of the greatest successes thus far? What are …
 
It is a reality for most churches. Many members will not return when the church regathers. Leaders must prepare for that reality. Kevin and Thom discuss how to best approach this issue. Be prepared for around 20% not to return. Understand that the departure for many of them was already in place before COVID. Low expectation churches are partly to b…
 
Church leaders are often shocked to discover many of their most faithful volunteers have not returned to their ministries. Mark and Thom look at five ways to jump-start your church’s volunteer ministry base: Restart your new members class with the expectation of being involved in ministry. Ask for eight-week commitments. Ask members who have never …
 
In this episode, Kevin and Thom provide an updated assessment of how the pandemic has affected revitalization of churches. Enjoy it — there is some good news in this podcast. Good: Many church leaders have become more focused. Bad: Church leaders are weary, and leading revitalization and replanting has become more exhausting. Good: The members who …
 
Lay leaders often contact us in a bit of a shock when their pastor just quit, especially if it’s sudden with no apparent moral failure. Mark and Thom look at five common reasons pastors are quitting today. They are just worn out. They took the “wrong” side of a political issue. They ran into a controlling bully of whom few members are aware. They d…
 
Thom and Kevin look at the fragile nature of churches in revitalization, and how disrupted unity can totally destroy revitalization momentum. Even better, though, they offer some concrete solutions to overcome disunity. Revitalizing churches are already fragile. Resources of time, energy, and emotions are diverted from the Great Commission. Most ch…
 
On today’s episode of Revitalize & Replant Mark Clifton talks about four ways to address preaching burnout in a replant or revitalization. Remember that the apparent lack of responses of the members may not be indicative of the work God is doing through your preaching. Share the preaching load with others. Seek prayer intercessors for your preachin…
 
On today’s episode of Revitalize & Replant Thom Rainer and Kevin Ezell talk about the five most common times of conflict in church revitalization. When you change the music When you change the name of the church When the newberries are the same number as the oldberries When an iconic part of the facilities is changed or eliminated When you go again…
 
We all know change is hard. The idea of church adoption is becoming more appealing to change-resistant members. Thom and Mark discuss four reasons why. The pandemic has exacerbated the problems of declining church health. The change-resistant members are becoming fewer in number. Many of these members have seen their friends and family leave the ch…
 
What are some things your church needs to know when looking for a pastor? Thom and Kevin share seven incredible steps to help your church as you look for a pastor. Get a clear picture of the church’s actual health. Get a clear picture of the church’s perceived health. Get a clear picture of the community the church serves. Spend more time than ever…
 
It’s a new year and everyone is tired. As we move forward in the work of revitalizing churches, Mark and Thom share the profile of a healthy revitalizer after COVID-19. Has a realistic view of the post-COVID world. Patience, patience, patience. Is an example in evangelism. Is emotionally and spiritually prepared for conflict Has a longer-term view …
 
The key to a strong revitalization is leadership. Today, Thom and Kevin discuss six leadership situations which will stop a revitalization dead in its tracks. Moral failure Staff or leadership conflict. When the pastor’s family is hurting deeply Majoring on minors Letting a power group rule Forgetting about the Great Commission Resources in Today’s…
 
From most discouraging moments to greatest surprises of 2020, Thom and Mark answer listener questions on today’s episode of Revitalize and Replant. What was your most discouraging moment in a church revitalization? What was your most encouraging moment in a church revitalization? Do you consider yourself thin-skinned or thick-skinned? What has been…
 
On today’s episode of Revitalize and Replant we discuss the difficult topic of how to address moral failure of a church leader. Thom and Kevin Ezell break down five ways to deal with the unfortunate circumstance. Be transparent with limits. Protect the transgressor’s family. Show grace with discipline. Be prepared to provide pastoral care to the co…
 
When a pastor is called to lead a church replant or revitalization their family should remain their first line of ministry. Thom and Mark discuss five rules for taking care of your family in a replant or revitalization. Make certain they are your first line of ministry. Pray with them. Get their input; listen to them. Do regular check-ins Don’t sac…
 
Renewing a culture of outreach and casting vision for loving the community is vital for churches needing revitalization. Thom and Kevin discuss five ways to reignite an outward focus in churches needing revitalization. Model it. Seek to lead explicitly evangelistically. Give examples of other churches. Combine prayer and outreach. Seek accountabili…
 
We have seen several trends among church revitalizations during the global pandemic. As we find ourselves approaching a post COVID-19 world, Mark and Thom discuss five of the most prominent trends we are witnessing in church revitalizations today. Progress has been set back two to five years. More have moved from revitalization to seeking adoption …
 
We would all love for things to return to normal. But in reality, this will not happen any time soon, if ever. With this in mind, Thom and Kevin discuss six mistakes to avoid as your church regathers. Assuming that “normal” will return. Neglecting community ministry and outreach. Talking more about problems than opportunities. Failing to seek outsi…
 
The pandemic has given us many reasons to stress and contemplate the future. Today, Dr. Thom Rainer and Mark Clifton discuss the other side of the coin and give us five reasons pastors should have hope as we look to the post-pandemic era. It is still Christ’s church Your community is likely to know you better after the pandemic due to the live-stre…
 
We can learn much from positive and negative examples. In today’s episode, we isolate a group of churches in order to examine five common developments in declining churches. Decline is more pronounced. Closure or merger is more likely. Flaws become more visible or pronounced. Volunteers resign from their ministries. Conversion growth moves toward z…
 
The post-pandemic era is filled with uncertainty. Thom and Mark discuss why your church needs you, Pastor, now more than ever. There is still much uncertainty about the future Pastors will need to be purveyors of biblical hope Pastors will need to lead change more than ever Pastors will need to be constant reminders that the role of local congregat…
 
The pandemic has helped church leaders and members embrace change. Today on Revitalize & Replant, Thom Rainer and Kevin Ezell discuss four additional ways the pandemic has been positive for revitalizing churches. Change is more likely to be embraced. Power groups may relinquish control. Budgets can be reallocated. Complexity can shift to simplicity…
 
As we help leaders approach post-pandemic era ministry, an interesting development has occurred in the life of our friend, Mark Clifton. He is currently pastoring a 3-member church. Listen in as he shares his unique strategy for pandemic revitalization and ministry. Mark’s story Understanding the hope every church has Why the church facility is imp…
 
Many churches are approaching budget season. As church leaders we understand the importance of security in a revitalization but we have questions about the cost and how to pay for the needed security. Develop a security plan. Never neglect the kids. Never neglect background checks. Get affordable cameras. Ask law enforcement to volunteer (and bring…
 
We continue in our generational series with the Millennial Generation, born between 1980 and 2000 . As leaders how can we guide this generation in a church revitalization? Thom and Mark break down the generational tendencies and the challenges and opportunities ahead. Largest generation in U.S. history Largest non-Christian and unchurched generatio…
 
The idea of church fostering and adoption is taking off and helping many churches become healthy. When a church decides to foster another church there may be signals the fostered church desires to move to adoption. Thom and Kevin Ezell discuss four signs a fostered church may want to be adopted. They start asking if your church can help longer. The…
 
We continue in our generational series with the Generation X, born between 1965 and 1979 . As leaders how can we guide this generation in a church revitalization? Thom and Mark break down the generational tendencies and the challenges and opportunities ahead. The generation of purpose in the church Tend to feel left out. First generation where a ma…
 
Leading a revitalizing church is hard work in progress. Sometimes we worry about what guests will say when visiting. Thom Rainer and Kevin Ezell discuss what we should say to a guest who visits your revitalizing church. Tell them the church is in a turnaround mode. Tell them it’s a great ministry opportunity for them. Tell them you would like their…
 
We continue in our generational series with the Boomer generation, born between 1946 and 1964. As leaders how can we guide this generation in a church revitalization? Thom and Mark break down the generational tendencies and the challenges and opportunities ahead. Church became consumer-focused in their formative years. This generation was the first…
 
Many churches have done well transitioning and leading through change during the past few months. A major change has been in how people give tithes, offerings, and gifts. What do you do with the stubborn church member who refuses to give digitally? Thom and Kevin Ezell discuss best practices to help lead in this area. Demonstrate how it’s good for …
 
Is your church predominantly filled with Builders (Greatest Generation) or those who were born before 1946? If so, today’s episode of Revitalize and Replant will help you lead this important generation and aid you as you participate in ministry with them. This generational is institutionally loyal They love to tell stories They are often fearful of…
 
Church leaders have asked the question again and again. What happens if the budget cut you need to make is you? Thom and Kevin Ezell look at the positives of bi-vocational ministry in a post-pandemic era. Understand the incredible opportunity Possibly seek a second job that provides maximum flexibility Make certain your family is on board Be clear …
 
On today’s episode we are going to visit your neighborhood, listen to those who live there, and help you ask questions about your community in a revitalization. Who is really in the community? How does the church reflect the community? What opportunities do the demographics suggest? What are the needs, dreams, and aspirations of those in the commun…
 
The pandemic has been incredibly tough on pastors. On today’s episode Dr. Rainer and Dr. Kevin Ezell breaks down five characteristics of a church leader who will lead well in the post-pandemic era. Courageous Willing to lead and think outside the box Prayerful Willing to understand the times Willing to count the cost Resources mentioned in today’s …
 
We have many conversations with church leaders whose families are struggling in a revitalizing church. These difficult conversations built guidance for how to help your family transition in a revitalizing church. They are the first line of ministry. Listen carefully to them. Stand up for them. Don’t stay if they are being hurt. Help them find other…
 
We are taking a different perspective on today’s episode. Join Thom Rainer and Mark Clifton as they discuss why you should join a revitalizing church. An opportunity to be involved immediately Become part of a new vision Become an instrument of hope A true missions opportunity Revitalize & Replant is sponsored by the North American Mission Board an…
 
Do some churches really choose to die? On the surface no church chooses to die but decisions we make or don’t make can lead to the death of a church. They are not willing to accept the normal pain of change. They don’t want to lose control. They confuse tradition with doctrine. They do not want to look like their community. They see a recent period…
 
Often when faced with difficult circumstances, throwing in the towel can seem like a very attractive option. Which is why perseverance in the face of difficulty is one of the most critical attributes needed in church revitalization. Thom and Mark discuss several of the reasons why in today’s episode. Change can seem interminably slow. You must be a…
 
We have begun to migrate from the word merger to adoption when talking about replanting churches. The language of adoption is stronger suited for the work occurring between churches, which is why adoption language is catching on. It indicates one family who will welcome another. It makes common sense to the church being adopted. It really fits well…
 
We all know the church is not a building; it’s the people. However, this cliche is only partially true. Mark Clifton and Thom Rainer break down this statement and why the building is important in revitalization. “The church is not a building; it’s the people” is both a cliche and only partially true. The church has to gather somewhere. Communities …
 
Church adoption implies healthy and biblical metaphors for each both churches. Before the church adoption takes place, ask these five major questions that must be answered. How do the doctrines of the two churches align? How do the cultures of the two churches align? What are the facility implications of adopting another church? What legal issues m…
 
This story comes from a continuous conversation in Church Answers started on June 15, 2019. When the pastor was called to this rural church, the average attendance had declined to 275 and the church had $14 in the bank. The pastor has now been serving for 14 years, and the average attendance is 700. Being honest and loving to the older members. Pre…
 
Many churches have done well transitioning and leading through change during the past few months. A major change has been in how people give tithes, offerings, and gifts. How do you convince the stubborn church member who refuses to give digitally? Thom and Kevin Ezell discuss best practices to help lead in this area. Demonstrate how it’s good for …
 
The post-pandemic era is filled with uncertainty. Thom and Mark discuss why your church needs you, Pastor, now more than ever. There is still much uncertainty about the future. Church leaders need to be purveyors of biblical hope. Pastors need to lead change more than ever. All pastors need to be constant reminders that the role of local congregati…
 
Church leaders have asked the question again and again. What happens if the budget cut you need to make is you? Thom and Kevin Ezell look at the positives of bi-vocational ministry in a post-pandemic era. Understand the incredible opportunity Possibly seek a second job that provides maximum flexibility Make certain your family is on board Be clear …
 
We are talking about hope today. There are many pastors who are concerned about what the church will look like in the post-pandemic era. Mark and Thom share five reasons pastors should have hope in this new chapter of ministry. It is still Christ’s church Your community is likely to know you better after the pandemic due to the live-streaming expos…
 
What makes a good leader in the post-pandemic era? Thom and Kevin discuss five characteristics of church leaders who will lead well during the days ahead. Courageous Willing to lead and think outside the box Prayerful Willing to understand the times Willing to count the cost Resources mentioned in today’s podcast: Church Answers Revitalize & Replan…
 
During this time as we look toward the post-pandemic era, an interesting development has occurred in the life of our friend, Mark Clifton. He is currently being considered as pastor of a 3-member church. Listen in as he shares his unique strategy as he steps into this new opportunity. Mark’s story Understanding the hope every church has Why the chu…
 
In the midst of everything we are going through you will be encouraged by the developments taking place within what was once seen as “impossible” turnaround churches. Many impossible rural turnaround churches are surprising people. There are many turnaround churches in New England, other northeast locations, and northwest churches. Neighborhood chu…
 
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