9Marks Journal Revitalize Church planting is a great thing, and there s no need to take anything away from it But there should also be a default setting in a Christian s heart that always longs to see dying churches revitalized It s not like the debate in your head about whether to fork over 2000 to the mechanic to fix your clunker of a car or to just buy a new one It s like a decision about whether to walk away from a dear but difficult relationship Our hearts should never want to do that, even if once in a great while we must Start with Andy Davis remarkable story of reforming one church, and you ll find something that feels strangely like it s from the Bible, as if Andy were only doing what the apostles did Then let the biblical burden of Bobby Jamieson s article sit on you I m serious You just might find some new light bulbs turning on Matt Schmucker s and Mike McKinley s articles then round out the apologetic by offering crisp statements for why churches and pastors should pursue the work of revitalizing If you are a pastor, keep reading into the next section, where Jeramie Rinne, Greg Gilbert, John Folmar, J D Greear, and Brian Croft offer valuable and practical wisdom on how to proceed with the work of reform Could it be that church revitalization does not loom as large in the modern evangelical mindset as it did in Jesus and the apostles Before you answer that question, if nothing else, read Bobby s article You just might wonder if we ve missed something basic....
|Title||:||Revitalize: Why We Wust Reclaim Dying Churches and How | 9Marks Journal|
|Publisher||:||CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform September 6, 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||52 pages|
|File Size||:||785 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Revitalize: Why We Wust Reclaim Dying Churches and How | 9Marks Journal Reviews
This journal is a wonderful recourse in helping pastors understand more of the rough and tumble aspects of Church revitalization, and other details as well. If that is what you desire to learn more about I highly recommend this journal!
While there was an overwhelming amount of helpful material in this book, it could have even been shorter than it was by combining many redundant phrases and sections. That is, of course, my opinion and I am okay with saying "it's not how I would write it." I made many notes that I know will be beneficial in my own ministry.
This is good reading! Appreciate the honesty and forthrightness of each author.
Thoughtful offering, worth reading! This autobiographical offering by Andrew Davis is a short but meaningful read for all those serving a long established church.