Replant: How a Dying Church Can Grow Again

Replant: How a Dying Church Can Grow Again

by Darrin Patrick, Mark DeVine

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Grow Where You’re Replanted Today’s spiritual landscape is littered with churches on their last legs, forcing us to reconsider how we keep the Body of Christ alive and strong. The solution, according to visionary pastors Darrin Patrick and Mark DeVine, is to infuse new blood into the body and by seeking God’s presence and guidance. Avoiding cookie-cutter steps or how-to formulas, Replant describes the story of a church resurrection, a story that offers a multitude of divinely inspired, and practical possibilities for church planters. The result is a harvest of inspiring ideas on how to inspire new church growth. Discover a new openness to churches merging with other congregations, changing leadership, and harvesting fresh spiritual fruit—inviting us all to re-think how churches not only survive, but thrive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781434707536
Publisher: David C Cook
Publication date: 05/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Darrin Patrick is pastor of the Journey, a church he founded in 2002 in the urban core of St. Louis, Missouri. Darrin is vice president of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network. He also serves as the chaplain of the St. Louis Cardinals. He earned his doctorate of ministry from Covenant Seminary and has written three books, including The Dude's Guide to Manhood, Church Planter, and For the City.
Mark DeVine is a professor at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. He has taught at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City and also served as a missionary in Bangkok, Thailand. Mark has pastored churches in five states and speaks regularly at conferences around the world.

Table of Contents

Foreword 13

Introduction 19

1 The Making of a Madman 21

2 Feeling Out the Faded Glory 27

3 Dissecting Dysfunction 43

4 The Devil's Workshop 57

5 Assisted Suicide 67

6 I'm Not the Man 77

7 Merger Mania 83

8 The Seed Dies 93

9 Decisions and Dreams 113

10 Giving Up Control 123

11 Answering the Divine Call 129

12 Two Churches Become One 137

Epilogue 143

Appendix A "Rocks That Cry Out," or Bodies and Buildings 149

Appendix B The Open Business Meeting 157

Notes 163

Acknowledgments 165

About the Author 169

About the Coauthor 171

Why Acts 29? 173

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book takes you back to the simple reminder, if God is in it you can't kill it. If God is not in it, you can't resurrect it. With this belief under your belt, you should boldly approach the idea of thinking outside the planter.