I am excited to launch Revive&Revitalize!, a five-day, intensive approach to helping churches experience revival and long-term revitalization for the glory of God.
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With 90% of the churches in North America either declining or growing at a rate that is smaller than the growth of their communities, Revive&Revitalize! is an essential tool for established churches that desire to experience a preferred future. Whether your church is facing imminent death without drastic changes or you realize that something is just not quite right, R&R! is an effective approach to get you heading in the right direction. And because I do these on a love offering basis, it is also affordable for any church.
Drawing upon more than three decades of ministry experience in Southern Baptist churches and based upon the latest research, Revive&Revitalize! is a biblical approach that will help your church:
- To reflect upon and rejoice over the church's history,
- To remember and return to the church's first love - Jesus,
- To recognize and repent of any attitudes and actions that may have robbed the church of her vitality, and
- To renew and realize a vision and strategy for revitalization.
Revive&Revitalize! will totally change the trajectory of your church. This unique approach to revival and revitalization is built around five key components:
Prayer - Charles Spurgeon noted, "Whenever God determines to do a great work, he first sets his people to pray." The entire Revive&Revitalize! event is bathed in prayer from the preparation to the implementation and at all points in between.
Fellowship Meals - The public part of Revive&Revitalize! kicks off with a church-wide fellowship meal. This is an opportunity for informal introductions around the tables. There is another fellowship meal where long-time members have an opportunity to share and celebrate their remembrances of the church's legacy.
Revival Services - This is the meat of Revive&Revitalize! Each revival service has a specific focus leading to a commitment service at the conclusion of the revival.
Leadership Training - Based on the specific needs of the church Revive&Revitalize! will include training sessions with key church leaders.
Outreach Event - The entire church family will have an opportunity to participate in an outreach event with your community either during the revival or in the weeks following. This is a highlight of Revive&Revitalize! and will be designed by your church leadership, based on the needs of your community and the resources of your church.
At the conclusion of Revive&Revitalize! your church will have a renewed love for Jesus and a renewed vision and strategy for loving your community. You will also have a written summary report that defines specific actions for you to take. Most importantly, your people will be passionately motivated.