The Office of National Mission is addressing the challenge of congregational decline through a comprehensive Revitalization initiative. In the language of 1 Cor. 3:5-9, revitalization is centered on planting and watering in anticipation of God providing the growth.

Currently in development, re:Vitality is a full-scale program that addresses the three fundamental premises of revitalization by providing congregations with resources to improve their abilities to invite, welcome and receive people from outside the congregation. 

Effective Outreach: re:Vitality Connect to Disciple Promo Video

Would you like to learn how to invite, welcome and receive people to your church? The Connect to Disciple workshop, the first module in the re:Vitality program, is designed to help your congregation develop effective outreach.

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Connect To Disciple workshop for evangelistic outreach— This workshop is oriented toward congregational leaders providing instruction and resources for developing an outreach strategy for the congregation.

Gospel Seeds

The “Planting Gospel Seeds While Serving Human Needs” program helps congregations develop ways to enable their neighbors to break the cycles of poverty and struggle.

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Re:Vitality Brochure

Re:Vitality Brochure

Re:Vitality provides action-oriented training for the congregation, based on its assessed stage of vitality.

Training modules are deployed based on the needs of the congregation and on actions likely to provide the greatest benefit.


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