Tag Archives: Church Renewal

The Path to Church Renewal Leads through the Desert

In the past, I’ve written and spoken about church renewal from a hopeful and theoretical perspective. I can now begin to speak of it from experience. May God be glorified! But here’s a warning: it’s been tough. Across the country, aging churches such as mine in Central California face difficult choices. Some still…

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Five Keys to Reviving a Dying Church

Dying churches are a reality in North America. Recent research and anecdotal stories point to church decline. Studies from the Pew Research Center, Barna Group and Thom Rainer consistently demonstrate at least three things: (1) Church attendance overall is on a downward trend; (2) The vast majority of congregations are in decline; and (3)…

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