The aim of church revitalisation is to bring a church back to spiritual health and vitality.

Here is a simple definition of a healthy church -

 

                        A healthy church is a fellowship of redeemed believers

 

       who love God with all their heart, with all their soul, with all their mind, with all their strength (Mark 12:30)

 

       who love people (Mark 12:31)

 

       in their cultural context

 

 Two things are necessary to enable revitalisation -

        •   a vision
        •    a process

 

A VISION

The diagram below presents a vision of a church which is adapted to our contemporary European context. The diagram is flexible and can be used for all types of churches, wherever they may be and whatever their denomination.

 

 A PROCESS

Revitalisation involves a process. The flow-chart below summarises the stages through which the leadership team must lead the church over a period of time.

 

This process comprises several simultaneous dimensions -

 

-      the spiritual area (living out a relationship with God)

 

-      the social area (relationships between Christians and with non-Christians)

 

-      the societal area (the cultural context of the church)

 

-      the structural area (in particular leadership)

 

-      the strategic area (change management)

Flowchart v51 copie

FOLLOW-UP

 

Bearing in mind the particular context of each church, training or mentoring is almost indispensable in order to implement practically what is shown in these diagrams.

 

I am available to help you anywhere in Europe. If you wish to organise a conference or a meeting with your church or denomination (in person or by zoom), please contact me at –

 

Please also look at the News tab of the menu because there may be a training session somewhere which you could attend.