Every day churches are born, and every day churches die.
It’s exciting to get news from the front lines of church planters who courageously labor in the process of birthing new congregations. The joy is underscored with the knowledge that most of these plants are in areas where access to the gospel has been very limited. People are coming to Christ because Southern Baptists are planting new churches.
On the other hand it is grievous to learn that another church died after years of dwindling attendance. According to Simple Church, 7,000 churches close their doors each year. We should be concerned that communities are losing the gospel influence of these congregations.
This week we are featuring several stories on the subject of revitalization. The story of two Fayetteville churches is encouraging.
I’ve also been encouraged to see the North American Mission Board’s strategy for revitalizing churches. NAMB’s Send North America conference in Raleigh on April 25 will give emphasis to this concern. I’m looking forward to hearing Johnny Hunt share his passion and his church’s experience with revitalizing churches. They have some great models to share! Click here to register and find more information.
Continue to pray for our North American missionaries and for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. They do what they do because North America needs God! Visit our AAEO resource page.
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