Thom Rainer receives thousands of questions from pastors and church leaders each year. A few days ago he released a list of the top ten questions pastors ask him. Topping the list was this question: Where do I begin to lead my church toward revitalization?
With 70%-80% of congregations nationwide either plateaued or declining it’s no wonder churches would be concerned about revitalization. (Interestingly, the UBA video on “The Hard Work of Church Revitalization” is one of the most watched videos on our website.)
How can you know if your church is plateaued or declining?