the Church Revitalization Podcast

Show Notes
Working the Wait

Working the Wait

How to Work the Wait with Special Guest: Jason Burns This week we were joined by Jason Burns, founder of Radiant Printing and pastor of Access Church in Lakeland, Florida. Our theme this week came from a concept that Jason created for Radiant known as "Work the Wait"...

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Leading with Humble Courage in a Crisis

Leading with Humble Courage in a Crisis

Special Guest: Michael Anthony This week we were joined by Michael Anthony, author of A Call For Courage and founder of Courage Matters. Michael unpacked for us the term "courageous humility", and we had a great discussion about leading our churches with courage. You...

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Preparing Your Volunteer Teams for Reopening

Preparing Your Volunteer Teams for Reopening

The phased reopening of your church will only be successful with good volunteer planning. In this week's episode of the Church Revitalization Podcast, Scott and I talked through some basic steps to ensure you'll have thought through your volunteer teams and will be...

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Roadmap to Reopening

Roadmap to Reopening

Your church campus closed virtually overnight--but it will reopen in phases. This is the simple truth. Fortunately, the White House has issued guidelines for a phased reopening of the economy. Around the Internet and social media, many have suggested that churches...

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Easter Field Report

Easter Field Report

In this special post-Easter episode, Scott Ball & A.J. Mathieu interview three North American pastors to get an Easter Field Report. Hear the wins and challenges of Easter 2020, and learn what's on the horizon for churches like yours. Be blessed by Scott &...

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Developing a Virtual Guest Assimilation Process

Developing a Virtual Guest Assimilation Process

Are you ready for the hundreds of Easter guests that will "attend" your church online this weekend? Do you have a clear plan for following up with them? Are you confident you can connect them into the life of your church beyond streaming your services on Sunday? On...

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Building a Virtual Small Groups Strategy

Building a Virtual Small Groups Strategy

All of us want to be known and loved. The COVID-19 crisis has exposed humanity's deep need for relational connection. Now more than ever, your church's success will be defined by the depth of the relationships you can build--not by the quality of your Sunday live...

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Leading Through The Lockdown

Leading Through The Lockdown

The Global Church is in uncharted waters. True, past generations have encountered hardship. But the COVID-19 pandemic is the first truly global health crisis of this century. Every church leader is experiencing something brand-new, and it is natural for it to feel a...

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How to Navigate a Culture Change

How to Navigate a Culture Change

When you hear the word "culture," do you first think of the world or your church? Most church leaders would probably think of the world first since that’s what we hear about most often across various forms of media. Terms like “culture shift,” “culture change,” and...

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5 Tactics to Win the Implementation Battle

5 Tactics to Win the Implementation Battle

The number one barrier to a successful revitalization process is implementation.  It is easy to become a slave to the urgent. Sunday comes every seven days, and so there is always a sermon to prepare. People get sick and need prayer and visitation. Marriages need...

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Developing a Crisis Logistics Plan

Developing a Crisis Logistics Plan

Note: This week’s episode is unique. Earlier in the week, A.J. and I hosted a webinar on Crisis Logistics in the church. Given the rapidly evolving situation with the coronavirus, we wanted to release the full, unedited audio of that webinar on our podcast to help...

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Consequences of Rejecting Revitalization

Consequences of Rejecting Revitalization

If you know what your church should do, and you don’t do it, there are potential adverse effects. Here are three consequences that churches may find when faced with the opportunity to head towards the Promised Land, but choose to stay in Egypt.

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5 Risks Your Church Should Take

5 Risks Your Church Should Take

This article is not about taking a chance on building a massive facility, saddling your congregation with decades of debt. It’s about risks. The ones worth taking. The risks your church should take.

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The Revitalized Church

The Revitalized Church

A revitalized church is a powerful force.  Before a church is revitalized, its life dwindles, and death looms. These churches have a fading view of a once bright past, and it gives way to robotic monotony, apathy, and stress.  In Revelation 2:2-5, the Lord...

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Three Most Common Revitalization Mistakes

Three Most Common Revitalization Mistakes

Author's Note: January 15, 2020 marks the launch of Church Revitalization University--an online, guided process for your church to engage in our Strategic Envisioning process. To get you started in the right direction, this week's article and blog are intended to make...

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2020 Ministry Trends

2020 Ministry Trends

We’ve compiled ten trends that will drive churches in 2020. We encourage you to take a hard look at each of these. How will your church need to adapt and change in the coming year? Which of these trends are you already experiencing in your church?

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The God of Revitalization

The God of Revitalization

Merry Christmas from our team! Enjoy a cup of coffee on us by scanning the barcode below at Starbucks. Please limit one drink per person! Note: This is first-come, first-served. When the card is empty, we are sorry! Please only pay for one beverage so that as many...

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How to Recruit a Healthy Church Board

How to Recruit a Healthy Church Board

One of the most frequent questions we get from pastors is: How do we build a board that works? You need to recruit leaders that exhibit the eight core competencies of a healthy board member.

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How to Evaluate Leaders: Volunteers, Staff, & Board

How to Evaluate Leaders: Volunteers, Staff, & Board

Thriving churches maximize the leadership potential of their board, staff, and volunteer teams. If your church isn't achieving your vision, there is likely a problem with the leadership. The journey to maximizing your leaders begins with implementing systems of...

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Moving People from Sitting to Serving

Moving People from Sitting to Serving

Believe it or not, your church has all the volunteers you need to be successful. But right now, they might be sitting and not serving. You don’t have a volunteer crisis. You have a volunteer development and recruitment crisis.

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Top Five Ways to Thank Your Team

Top Five Ways to Thank Your Team

The word "team" means different things to different people, and the size of your church will largely determine the group of people that come to mind when you hear the word. If you are leading a small church, your team may be a few leaders that you hold close or maybe...

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