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  • Church revitalization, change addressed at conf.

    by Lonnie Wilkey and Connie Bushey/Baptist & Reflector, posted Wednesday, September 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    HERMITAGE, Tenn. (BP) -- Church revitalization requires change.

    Though it was said in different ways, that was the general theme echoed several times during the Church Revitalization Conference: Giving Hope for Change, held at Hermitage Hills Baptist Church in Hermitage, Tenn.

    The conference, which included messages and breakout sessions on different aspects of church revitalization was sponsored by the Tennessee Baptist ... Read More

  • Declining church morphs into 4 new congregations

    by Mike Creswell, posted Wednesday, September 02, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    HIGH 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

    by Ronnie Floyd, posted Monday, August 24, 2015 (3 years ago)

    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 1,300

    by Tobin Perry, posted Thursday, September 25, 2014 (4 years ago)

    CONYERS, 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