Church Revitalization Strategy
What is Momentum?
The goal of Momentum is to help a congregation advance from motionless to movement to momentum!
- Discern strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
- Leader and team development
- Strategic Planning
- Conflict resolution
- Problem solving
- Assimilation analysis
- Facility assessment
- Stewardship evaluation
The road to revitalization begins by a thorough assessment of the church’s current reality. To reach destination of being revitalized, you must start by discovering where you are initially.
Available Assessment Tools:
- Vital Signs – MBC Church Health Assessment
- Transformational Church Assessment – LifeWay
Identify & categorize the issues needing to be addressed with your church. Is it a leadership or organizational issue, facility or financial need, relational or conflict situation, a need to change ministry and methods, or a lifecycle matter?
Renewal: The Renewal strategy works to help churches dream new dreams and accomplish new goals born out of a renewed vision of growing the kingdom of God.
Refocus: The Refocusing strategy works to help churches walk through a process of self-assessment and redefining its purpose & vision resulting in new growth & ministry goals.
Re-engineering: The Re-engineering strategy works to help churches understand the need for and how to rethink, retool, reform & reinvigorate itself to be more effective in accomplishing
it’s God-given mission.
Revival: The Revival strategy works to help churches identify where it has lost its spiritual vitality and/or congregational sin and calls the people of God to repent and make changes in order to repair relationships and realign itself with the purposes and plan of God.
Restarting: The Restarting Strategy (Legacy strategy) helps a dying church to pass on a wonderful legacy by 1) allowing a stronger and healthy church come and begin a new work in its place 2) working with the MBC & NAMB to send a church planter to restart a new church 3) merging with another church to make one stronger church 4) selling the property and passing on the assets for future church planting or revitalization work.
Church leaders will be educated and learn revitalization principles through conferences, consultations, on-line sessions & network meetings, resulting in the adoption of proven methods designed to help congregations grow healthy.
Leaders will help their congregations reexamine their mission and vision statements or to create a new mission statement. Congregations will commit to make necessary adjustments in the programs and functions of the church to better accomplish their mission and attain greater ministry effectiveness.
“When you’re stuck, advancement without change is impossible.”
5. Action Planning
Leaders will guide an existing leadership body or the formation of an ad hoc revitalization team, to develop both short term and long term strategy to meet the priority needs determined from the assessments, analysis, acquired church health principles, & in alignment with their mission statement.
Track + Action = Traction
Church leaders will communicate with and lead the congregation to officially adopt new church health initiatives and a 3 – 5 year vision / mission strategy.
“A long range plan will be short lived without unity.”
Church leadership will work to obtain the necessary resources (personnel, leadership, finances, facilities, materials) in order to implement the approved new strategic initiatives and long range plan. The church will set forth bench marks to track progress and ensure success through accountability and on-going evaluation.