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Where Jesus Changes Everything
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.
The short answer is nothing about a dying church says our God is great and His Gospel is powerful. Thankfully, there is movement in Southern Baptist circles today to do something about that.
I recently spent two days in Atlanta at the North American Mission Board's first every ReplantLab -- a conference that brought pastors, church planters, Directors of Missions, and other SBC leaders, ministers, and workers to talk about one thing--Replanting dying churches. The following Baptist Press article further explains the Replanting concept:
I am praying about my roll in this whole Replanting movement. I will be transitioning out of the Air Force in the coming months and am eager to see what God has planned for me. I know He is up to something but right now He is more interested in me knowing Him than knowing what's next. So, as I continue to seek Him, I pray He will soon reveal His will to me. Pray with me!
Pictured L to R: Me, Henry Blackaby and his son, Richard
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