Thoughts on re-planting as a form of church revitalisation

Replanting is a little different to church revitalisation. There is a sense in which any church of any size could need and probably at some point will need a form of revitalisation to breath fresh life in. That might involve changes to personnel, culture and to teaching to enable renewal and/or reformation depending where theContinue reading “Thoughts on re-planting as a form of church revitalisation”

If you are going to revitalise you need to be good pastors to the existing congregation

Something struck me the other day as I was talking with a friend who is involved in supporting church revitalisation. His love and care for existing church members shone through. He saw them as showing evidence of being baby Christians even though they were old in years and had been in the church for aContinue reading “If you are going to revitalise you need to be good pastors to the existing congregation”

Coming out of lockdown may require a re-plant mindset

One of the responsibilities of leaders is to see and prepare for what may lie ahead. That’s a double challenge because we are not given infallible foreknowledge, we are dealing for possibilities and probabilities. That means we have to be ready for multiple scenarios. It also means that we will need to be ready toContinue reading “Coming out of lockdown may require a re-plant mindset”