Gary S Brooks
This project proposes and implements a two-year revitalization process for a local Baptist congregation in order to foster renewal and growth. The congregation adopts initiatives designed to strengthen worship, prayer, outreach, assimilation, congregational care, fellowship, serving, finance, missions, and clarity of mission and vision. The project demonstrates that a proactive strategy to renew a congregation can affect attitudes and perceptions of members positively, but improved rates of growth and assimilation are more difficult to attain and require great intentionality on the part of everyone involved. Even if it does not result in newsworthy statistics, such an attempt to renew a congregation is beneficial for pastors and members alike.