Replant a Church
EACH YEAR HUNDREDS OF SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCHES hold their final services and close their doors. The vast majority of these churches are in communities that desperately need a gospel witness. In the midst of this tragedy there is hope. Hope is found in the power of the gospel and strategic partnerships to replant these dying churches for God's glory.
Believers in struggling churches must face reality and see things as they are, not as they wish they were or how they used to be. Courageous steps are required to start the journey toward vitality, health and a strong gospel presence in the community once again.
Mark Clifton, Replanting Representative for NAMB said, “Replanting a church becomes a platform to display God's glory. By the power of the gospel, that which was once dead is now alive.”
You can be part of a redemptive movement to restore health and vitality to churches in crisis. God can use your unique gifts and experiences to facilitate church renewal, revitalization, and replanting.
Your church can also be a sending church for a replant. A sending church accepts responsibility for a church replant until it is self-sustaining, self-governing and self-propagating. Serving a church replant as a sending church is an incredible opportunity; it represents the highest level of involvement a congregation can make in the work of replanting.
If you would like to know more about replanting, contact Lee Merck at [email protected].