Phil Walter and David Brown have been teaching and mentoring church revitalization at the European Leadership Forum (ELF) since 2015.
Phil is the church revitalisation coordinator for the FIEC group of churches in the UK and has pastoral experience in this area. He is one of very rare breed of people working full time in a national revitalization role.
David is the pastor of a church which is going through the revitalization process in central Paris. He acts as a consultant for other churches in French speaking countries, and teaches on the topic at the Geneva Bible Institute and around Europe.
What is church revitalisation ?
In an increasingly secular society, churches can, over a period of time, face decline, stagnation, disappointment and so much more, leading to closure if nothing is done to halt the slide. Revitalisation, using various means, seeks to help bring a church back to spiritual health and vitality.