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 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.
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7. MEASURE SUCCESS AND THROW A PARTY!
Everyone loves a good party! So have one! Celebrate the small victories. This helps to build and sustain positive momentum, as well as to give everyone the feeling that things are indeed looking up and launching out. That winning attitude lays the foundation for bigger victories that lie ahead. Every small thing is a big thing. So celebrate every goal and milestone achieved. Then plant the seed for the next one to focus on. Having people see that things are progressing gets more people on board to help with the next step.
It is also important to keep good records so you know where you started and what you have achieved. Sometimes this is the only thing that will sustain you through the tough times. I have to constantly remind myself when I am exhausted and down that we are making progress, and we’ve come a long way – so celebrate![bctt tweet=”You must exude passion so that the people of your church catch it…” username=”twincitybaptist”]
You, as the leader, are responsible for creating vision and communicating it at every opportunity and to every person who will stand still long enough to hear it. You have been placed in your church to restore and relaunch a dream or, perhaps, to create and start a new one. You must exude passion so that the people of your church catch it and become passionate too about working to achieve the dream with you.[bctt tweet=”This task is much bigger than just one person…” username=”twincitybaptist”]
Start building a team of people who will come alongside you and help you deal with the seven realities of rebuilding a church mentioned in this series of blog posts. This task is much bigger than just one person, so communicate your God-given mission and vision and get other people on board to help you accomplish it.