Revive! Church ReVitalization
Four key questions for Church leadership:
- Is the focus in your church more on survival than saving the lost?
- When the idea of church planting comes up, is it immediately dismissed?
- Do you lack motivation in becoming an outreach focused church?
- Is your church in need of a renewal of vision, passion and ministry?
If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, consider Church ReVitalization from the American Anglican Council. Church ReVitalization is a training and equipping seminar that encourages congregational growth, numerically and spiritually. It provides a method to begin church restoration.
Our purpose is to strengthen clergy and lay leaders who are working together as a team to revitalize existing churches that may be plateaued, perplexed or in decline.
The first step involves a coach-led training designed to help your team identify where your church lies on the "life-cycle" of a congregation - incline (growth), recline (plateau) or decline.
We will help you identify the common barriers to spiritual, missional and numerical growth at each stage of the "life-cycle."
Outcomes of Revive! Church ReVitalization
We will help you discover the power of vision to renew your church.
We will help you better understand your strengths as a leader and a team.
By inward assessment and outward assessment you will, at the minimum, come away from this program with a better idea of where you are as a congregation, where you want to be and the initial steps in getting there.
Contact The Rev. Canon Steven Saul, Director of Church Revitalization at the AAC for more information: SSaul@AmericanAnglican.org
Topics covered include:
- Importance of casting vision
- Identify what Values are most Important
- Importance of Planning as Leaders
- What's my Church's Culture?
- How Do We Handle Conflict? How can we make conflict a winning situation?
- "Life Cycle" of a Church
- Church Assessment Tools
- Strategic Planning
- How to Measure your Progress
- Restoring Life and Health to the local Congregation
Revive! Church Revitalization Leadership
Canon Steven Saul directs the AAC’s Church Revitalization and Lay Leadership Institute as well as coordinates clergy coaching. He attended the AAC’s inaugural Clergy Leadership Training Institute (CLTI) and was a leader in the AAC’s church revitalization program from 2011-2013. “During the last four years,” says Canon Saul, “I’ve seen the importance of equipping the clergy, lay leadership and the local church for the call we have to ‘live out’ the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20). I’m looking forward to personally working with Anglicans as we do that together.”
Prior to ordination in 2003, Steven+ worked in the public and private business sectors. He brings to the church a heart for the lost and an understanding of how to strengthen the teams he serves. He has planted a church and served in small and large parishes. Steven+ earned his B.A. in Communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder, M.B.A. from Dallas Baptist University and a Masters of Arts in Religion from Reformed Theological Seminary. He and Debbie, his wife of 25 years, have two grown sons, and live in suburban Houston, Texas. †