9Marks have recently published their journal on revitalizing dying churches. Often there can be so much focus on planting new churches that those that are struggling for whatever reason can slowly die.
If you are embarking on helping to revive a church then this would be a great journal to read, here is a summary of the contents.
A Story of Revitalization
- The Reform of First Baptist Church of Durham
By Andrew Davis
- The Bible’s Burden for Church Revitalization
By Bobby Jamieson
- Why Revitalize?
By Matt Schmucker
- The Pros and Cons of Planting and Revitalizing
By Michael McKinley
- Be a Tortoise, not a Hare
By Jeramie Rinne
- A Roadmap for Church Reform
By Greg Gilbert
- What Makes a Church Reform Possible?
By John Folmar
- Five Factors that Brought Life to a Dying Church
By J.D. Greear
- Five Unexpected Lessons in Church Revitalization
By Brian Croft
- Pastors’ Forum: Do’s and Don’ts of Church Reform