As a local church leadership in a country town we’re exploring again how we express the need to support the growth of healthy churches in other places. I believe doing so is an integral marker of a healthy church. From Thabiti Anyabwile. Every Neighborhood, Every Neighbor I believe it’s important that every local church, in …

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Thom Rainer lists six reasons why dying churches continue on a terminal trajectory. They refuse to admit they are sick, very sick. I have worked with churches whose attendance has declined by over 80 percent. They have no gospel witness in the community. They have not seen a person come to Christ in two decades. …

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The king of numbered lists, Thom Rainer produces six distinctives of churches that experience resuscitation. I like them because these are distinctives that any healthy church must have, and if any church neglects or forsakes them they would run into decline. Rainer writes: Is church resuscitation common? No. Is church resuscitation possible? Yes. In God’s …

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David Jones, pastor of Ann Street Presbyterian, is interviewed at Geneva Push on the subject of working alongside a church that is seeking to refocus its mission and ministry. …the first thing I did was listen, getting to know and understand the church, its history and people. There’s often more Gospel vitality than first appears …

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