Why bother trying to resurrect an old, dying church? I’ve heard that question a lot.
There was a time when it seemed like every pastor I went to bible college with was following church growth principles and starting new churches. In a few years they were buying land to accommodate the growing crowds.
But I was sitting in a pre-existing small church, nurturing it along through the beginning, challenging stages of a turnaround.
It’s a long, hard road from dying, introverted and tired, to healthy, outward-looking and innovative.