Dever: Re-planting one.
There are even more toes to tread on. More systems that can crush the spark. More structures that can stifle creativity. More objections to new leadership.
But he’s a big fan of re-planting.
Re-planting a dying church takes a lot of sensitivity and careful leadership. But it’s worth it. If the old church was really bad, and the new one is good, it’s a 2-for-1: a bad witness for Jesus is taken down, and a good one is put up.
PS. theresurgence is blogging on re-planting here.
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