GCI’s Church Administration and Development (CAD) team has multiple responsibilities in serving our U.S. churches. The team operates with a three-fold, forward-looking focus: starting new churches (church planting), helping raise up a new generation of leaders, and helping established churches revitalize. When it comes to church revitalization, though there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach, there are common, significant leadership challenges. Those challenges are helpfully addressed in a recent blog post from Ed Stetzer of LifeWay at www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2015/april/leadership-challenges-in-church-revitalization.html.
If your congregation would like assistance (consulting and training) related to church revitalization, you are encouraged to contact your regional pastor. Also note the relevant services provided by CAD in the catalog at www.gci.org/CAD_Services. Those services include Transformational Church consulting, which utilizes the church revitalization process and principles illustrated in this diagram: