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Declining church morphs into 4 new congregationsHIGH POINT, N.C. (BP) -- Albertson Road Baptist Church was once a strong congregation, drawing members from around south High Point to its building, located not far off U.S. 29. But in more recent years, the church was ailing as local factories closed. Many white residents moved away and many Hispanics and Asians moved in.
"We wanted to reach them but we didn't speak Spanish," recalled Debbie Ford, an member of the North Carolina church for about 30 years. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Revitalizing your church
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (BP) -- SBC President Ronnie Floyd sets forth nine principles for revitalizing a church. In today's world of endless change, Floyd writes, the need is inescapable for "seasons that involve brutal honesty, leading us to re-create our churches and restore the hope that God can use our churches to reach our community." Read More
Replanted church grows from 13 to 1,300CONYERS, Ga. (BP) -- If Eric Suddith would have looked at Emmanuel Baptist Mission Church as only a business proposition in 2004 when he first encountered it, the Wharton-trained businessman-turned-pastor might have given it up for dead. Just over a decade old at the time, the church had dwindled to eight members. It had no plan to move forward and impact its community.
But Suddith knew that Emmanuel wasn't a business proposition. It was a spiritual one. Read More