Is your church healthy, unhealthy, or dying?
Church health is the key to church survival and growth. If a church is declining in numbers, it is very good indication that it has become unhealthy in one or more areas.
Is your church unhealthy ? DyingChurch.org’s website is dedicated to increasing the awareness of the critical state of many churches and providing resources to revitalize them. Some churches are sick and dying and do not know why. DyingChurch.org has pulled together a number of resources that will help you analyze the state of your church and point you and your church to possible remedies that will enable your church to return to good health.
Dying Church.org’s strategy is similar to Rick Warren’s that is stated in his book “A Purpose Driven Church”, however we believe that prayer, both individual & corporate is the most critical element needed to restore health. We also have expanded his steps 1-4 into ten smaller steps in the specific sequence listed under training from the main menu above. We encourage that every step be bathed in corporate prayer .
However, the root problem of all spiritual sickness both individual and congregational is our turning from (forgetting) God. This sin leads the individual and a church to an unhealthy condition that must be first recognized and removed through conviction, confession, and commitment to correct (requires repentance). Once this takes place then a church start its road to becoming a healthy church.
Need for Repentance
Why are so many local churches dying instead of growing? It is because so many of those who attend the dying church are in need of personal revival. Just as the health of a human is only as healthy as their body, the same is true for the local church, it is only as healthy as its body (members).
Restoring Church Health
Restoring a church to good health starts with restoring the members to good health. 2 Chron 7:14 speaks to the individual and Rev 2:1-5 speaks to the church as a whole. Revival and Revitalization of a church starts with each individual member
There is a three-fold paradigm for renewing our churches:
Remember… Repent… Recover….
Church vitality or revitalization is nothing more than following God’s prescription for church health.
Rev 2:1-5 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;  I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.  Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Common element – call to REPENT!
2Ch 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
We can serve as your accountability partner, monitoring, encouraging and giving feedback to you 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. Coaching is an indispensable part of the hard task of revitalization. Click on: Online Coaching