Excited to announce my new book, Biblical Church Revitalization: Solution for dying and divided churches (Foreword by Harry Reeder) is now available on Paperback and Kindle. This book defines how I have approached revitalization in my own congregation for the last 13 years and captures exactly how I try to train young men looking to engage in this noble work.
This most recent article, Church Revitalization: A Biblical Approach, describes the balance between a pragmatist and purist and captures well the purpose of the book and why I am advocating for this particular philosophy and vision of revitalization. It is not flashy and quick, but I am convinced is how a church can truly find new life and sustain it in the generations to come.
… outlines a simple, biblical guide for church revitalization that can benefit pastors in churches of any size, and lessons from his personal journey augment a thoroughly biblical approach to the task of church revitalization. ~ Thom S. Rainer (President of LifeWay Christian Resources and author of Autopsy of a Deceased Church)
… an inspirational, instructive and insightful volume on how to minister effectively to churches that are dying, stagnant or declining. ~ Harry L. Reeder (Pastor of Preaching & Leadership, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama)
If you only read one book on reclaiming dying churches, read this one. This is certain to become the definitive resource for rescuing dying churches in our generation. ~ Mark Clifton (Senior Director, Replant, North American Mission Board)