Thinking Beyond Easter

Josh Ellis, Union Baptist Association, Houston, TX Better to have a plan and not need it, than to need a plan and not have it.  Being a leader can be hard. Leaders have to model the way for others to follow, inspire a shared vision, challenge processes, enable others to act, and care forContinue reading “Thinking Beyond Easter”

Recognizing When a Church Is Off Target

Or: Recognizing God’s Target For His Church Brandon Moore, MBC Church Revitalization Specialist God has made the target for His church clear: Healthy Identities – Worshipers, Family, and Missionaries Healthy Foundations – Gospel, Scripture, and Prayer Healthy Structures – Leadership, Membership, and Discipleship But how do we recognize when a church is off target? DeclineContinue reading “Recognizing When a Church Is Off Target”

Are Relational Proficiencies Biblical?

by Glenn Davis In my last article, I asked the question, “Are Relational Proficiencies necessary?” I believe that they are necessary.  They are the conduit through which we are able to bless others. Relational proficiencies are being taught and practiced with success in the business world.  But are they Biblical?  I believe the answer isContinue reading “Are Relational Proficiencies Biblical?”

Why Revitalize the Church?

Brandon Moore, Church Revitalization Specialist, Missouri Baptist Convention Last post, we focused on God’s target for His church: what we are shooting for in church revitalization. Before we get into specifics on how to work with churches in need of revitalization, one more key element remains: why should we revitalize churches? Our why will shapeContinue reading “Why Revitalize the Church?”

Are Relational Proficiencies Necessary?

by Glenn Davis, AMS Heart of Kansas Southern Baptist Association The Water Tower Analogy I have talked some in the previous article about the need for relational proficiencies. We all have quoted the adage, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”  Relational proficiencies are the language that allowsContinue reading “Are Relational Proficiencies Necessary?”

Developing Relational Skills

Glenn Davis Glenn serves as Associational Mission Strategist, for the Heart of Kansas Southern Baptist Association. He has focused on several of the proficiencies DOMs should build as they work toward moving their Associations forward in God’s work. In 2018, the Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders met just prior to the Southern Baptist ConventionContinue reading “Developing Relational Skills”

Shooting for God’s Target

Brandon Moore, Church Revitalization Specialist, Missouri Baptist Convention My son has come to love one of my favorite childhood movies: Robin Hood. The legend surrounding his feats of archery are amazing. He always hit his target! No one could top him, but imagine Robin Hood was traveling through the countryside and came across a barnContinue reading “Shooting for God’s Target”

Pathway Toward Revitalization

by John Vernon As we consider revitalization of churches, one of the first questions we must address is how to determine if a church is in need of revitalization. Generally an outsider can see this much more clearly than a member of the church, given that local churches are autonomous congregations, the revitalization team comesContinue reading “Pathway Toward Revitalization”

Church Life Cycle Basics

Below is a presentation which Gary Mathes would present concerning church revitalization. Over the next few weeks we’ll feature posts which focus on this topic. I’ve asked John Vernon to help with this, and he suggested this would be a good starting point. It’s important to have this basic understanding before starting the conversation aboutContinue reading “Church Life Cycle Basics”