Church Revitalization

The Church Planting and Revitalization Center exists to help local churches, associations, and state conventions in the planting of healthy churches and the revitalization of existing churches.  Our planting and revitalization strategy is based on the conviction that you must first change the heart before you can change the mind.  These two steps must precede any organizational or structural activity.  Further, we believe that nothing changes the heart and mind but the word of God applied by the Spirit of God. 

We consult with churches, associations, or state conventions at their request.  Dr. Hemphill teaches revitalization principles in numerous contexts.  The topics of such conferences vary based upon the needs of the unique situation.  Topics often requested are revitalizing the local church, evangelism, assimilation, pastor/deacon ministry, discovering spiritual gifts, and developing a missional mindset and strategy for the local church.   

The Church Planting and Revitalization Center partners with Auxano Press to provide sound biblical materials to assist new church plants, churches in the process of revitalization, and churches desiring to continue to expand their Great Commission effectiveness.  Two categories of materials are available.  One is designed for an open ended study such as those employed by the Sunday school or small group structure of the local church.  The other is for a closed study where a small group of people begin and complete the study together.  The materials available for open ended study are twelve to thirteen weeks and focus on various books of the Bible or topical studies.  Those designed for closed study vary from six to twelve weeks in length and focus on functional growth issues such as outreach, assimilation, mobilizing people to serve, and developing a missional mindset. 

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