REVITALIZE: - to impart new life or vigor to : restore to an active or fresh condition (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
Over the past few years, our team has been exposed to a preponderance of churches in decline numerically, financially, community impact, spiritual...and facility. This breaks my heart!!!
But in the past several months, I am seeing hope. There are a number of organizations that are working with churches to help "revitalize" them holistically. One of those organizations is led by Thom Rainer and Sam Rainer called - Revitalize Network. I am a huge Rainer Family fan...and I personally, as well as our team, are 100% in support of their efforts.
So we are honored to be a part of their REVITALIZE 2020 Conference coming in April. If your church is in need of revitalization, or you want to be part of a movement to encourage and assist churches with this critical endeavor, then you need to attend. Below is a previously posted blog by Dr. Rainer (wait...there are 2 Dr. Rainer's...so confusing).
Thanks Thom and Sam for all you do. ONWARD!!!
If you answered yes to the question in the subject line, then you are not alone. I communicate regularly with thousands of pastors who are asking for help.
The same pastors looking for help are also looking for community. But not just any community. A community that understands the obstacles and challenges of church revitalization and will relate to their current season of ministry.
I am excited to announce the official launch of Revitalize 2020. I have been talking about it for months, and today the Revitalize Network team launched the official website. We are partnering with Idea Network, a community of like-minded individuals seeking to advance the kingdom of God, to host this very special event.
Revitalize 2020 is a purposeful training event that includes worship times and breakout sessions that will equip your team in the ministry of church revitalization. Revitalize 2020 will focus on revitalizing self, revitalizing the church, and revitalizing your community. With every element rooted in Scripture, attendees will leave Revitalize 2020 inspired, motivated, and encouraged to grow healthy churches together.
Revitalize 2020 will be held on April 20-21, 2020 in Bradenton, Florida. Space is limited to 500, and there are already 100 registered.
You don’t want to miss our first ever Revitalize event.