Biblical Church Revitalization: Solutions for Dying & Divided Churches

Biblical Church Revitalization: Solutions for Dying & Divided Churches

by Brian Croft


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Biblical Church Revitalization: Solutions for Dying & Divided Churches by Brian Croft

There is a unique and special power and testimony in not just a vibrant local church full of life, but an old historic one that had lost its way, was on life support, and into which God saw fit to breathe life once again. Biblical Church Revitalization calls us to an intentional commitment to church revitalization in the face of dying and divided churches.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781917664
Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
Publication date: 05/20/2016
Series: Practical Shepherding
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Brian Croft is Senior Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky and is the Founder of Practical Shepherding. He is also Senior Fellow of the Mathena Center for Church Revitalization at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Acknowledgements 13

Introduction 15

Section I Church Revitalization - Defined

Chapter 1 Power: How does God revitalize a dying church? 23

Chapter 2 Preparation: How does a pastor prepare to revitalize a church? 33

Chapter 3 Perseverance: How does a pastor persevere in revitalizing a church? 43

Chapter 4 Plan: How is church revitalization accomplished? 51

Section II Church Revitalization - Diagnosed

Chapter 5 Authority: Who is in charge? 63

Chapter 6 Leadership: Whom do I follow? 69

Chapter 7 Membership: To whom am I accountable? 77

Chapter 8 Unity: Who is my brother? 83

Chapter 9 Worship: Why do we gather together? 91

Section III Church Revitalization - Done

Chapter 10 History and Background 101

Chapter 11 The Storm: The first five years 105

Chapter 12 The Ship Turns: The next five years 113

Chapter 13 Important Lessons Learned 117

Conclusion: A final appeal 123

Appendix: Church Revitalization Internship Syllabus (SBTS) 127

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