Welcome to Part 2…..Rebuilding or revitalizing a church is not easy, and I believe that it takes a special call from God and a special anointing to accomplish it. I have found that there are certain realities you need to face if God has called you to this daunting task. You are God’s person for the Job! He called you and equipped you, so trust Him. Here are some things that I have learned over the past three years as I have walked through this process of rebuilding and revitalizing a church.
2. IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU!
It is so important for you to regularly communicate to the people of your church your God-given vision. Jesus is building His church (Matthew 16:18), so don’t take His job! Emphasize that it is not about you, but rather it is about what God has called you and the church to do. People naturally do not like change, and change can bring major resistance. However, most people love movement, progress, and accomplishment. When people see and hear about your God-given mission and vision for the church, and they see that God is moving and working and that progress is being made, they will get excited. If you try to make it all about you and what you want, you will probably run into resistance. Make Jesus’ last commandment your first concern and be passionate about what God has called you to do.[bctt tweet=”Our passion communicates action which facilitates God’s reaction.” username=”twincitybaptist”]
The people of your church will naturally follow along and support your God-given vision. Habakkuk 2:2 says, “And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, so that he may run that readeth it.” Solidify the mission and vision of your church, talk about it, and put it up where people can see it. The church can’t achieve it if they don’t know what it is. Let them know it is God’s will, not your will.