Dave Doran continues his talk about church revitalization, describing the process of church decline and inept responses to it.
0:34 challenge of church revitalization in older, established churches
1:34 Trend of church health and decline:
- Upward: Dream < Beliefs < Goals < Structure < Ministry
- Downward: Ministry < Nostalgia < Questioning < Polarization < Drop-Out
(model from "To Dream Again" by Robert Dale tinyurl.com/todreamagain)
5:06 hasty responses to church decline
6:20 program changes to induce church revitalization
6:45 core of church revitalization
7:35 "To be filled with life again, people have to become convinced of a genuinely biblical, I think, God-centered purpose for their ministry."
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