Resurrecting a Church
As we attempt to resurrect or revitalize a dead or dying church we might look at Paul’s instruction to Titus on how to establish and grow a local church. Paul instructs Titus about how to establish healthy, biblical churches in Crete (Titus 1:5) that reflect God’s design for the local church. Whether one is planting a church, or revitalization a dying church or possibly restarting a church in the ashes/building of a dead church this instructions should be considered.:
1) Affirm qualified biblical leadership (Titus 1:5-9)
2) Exhort sound doctrine (Titus 1:9)
3) Refute falsehood (Titus 1:9-16)
4) Celebrate a multi-generational church (Titus 2:1-8)
5) Embrace an ethnic and socially diverse church (Titus 2:9-10)
On this website not only will you find tools, resources, and information on how to evaluate the condition of your church, but also tools, resources and information on how to bring your church back to a healthy state.
Under “Resources” in the menu above are links/information on a number of good resources. A number of experts advise churches to use an outside advisor/coach to serve as their accountability partner, monitoring, encouraging and giving feedback to them through out the process. Churches, leaders, and members are all creatures of habit and in our sinfulness and stuckness we tend to avoid the tough stuff. Someone to support you as an adviser or Coach is an indispensable part of the hard task of revitalization.
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