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  • Replant Lab aims at reducing number of dying churches

    by Meredith Yackel, posted Thursday, September 01, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by John Swain/NAMB
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- What about a dying church says that our God is great and His Gospel is powerful? This question came to Mark Clifton, national director of replanting at the North American Mission Board, as he stood in front of a declining church in Kansas City.

    After planting churches across Canada for 25 years, Clifton had moved back to his hometown of Kansas City, Mo., with the intention to continue planting, before God challenged his thinking about declining churches. Read More

  • Insights for struggling churches relayed at SBC

    by Tobin Perry, posted Friday, June 24, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- More than 175 Southern Baptists interested in the work of replanting struggling churches convened for the first-ever National Replant Gathering prior to the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention.

    Sponsored by the North American Mission Board, the gathering was designed to connect those engaged in the replanting process with one another, as well as to encourage and train them. Read More

  • Replant brings children back to dying church

    by Meredith Yackel, posted Thursday, March 31, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo courtesy Calvary Church
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (BP) -- Nancy Elliott found herself crying alone in the nursery. She had attended Calvary Church in Englewood, Colo., since she was 14. Now, for the first time, they had no children at church on a Sunday morning.

    "Not one child," Elliot said. "I went into the nursery and started crying and praying to God to bring children."

    Little did she know her prayers were about to be answered in ways she didn't expect. Read More