We are thankful that people and churches are asking that question. At the North American Mission Board, we desire to help push back lostness. We realize that if we are going to do that effectively, we need to slow the death rate of our churches. On average, 17 Southern Baptist churches shut their doors for good every Sunday leaving underserved and unreached neighborhoods in cities across North America. They don’t find themselves in that situation overnight, so we believe that we can slow the death rate if we do two things: discover men called by God to replant churches, and discover churches in need of being replanted.
More than 70 percent of the Southern Baptist churches in North America have plateaued or are declining in number; 10-15 percent are at risk of or near closing. The Send North America strategy is designed to reverse this trend by decreasing the death rate of existing churches (revitalization) while increasing the birth rate of new churches.
To learn more about what it means to become a replanting pastor, or explore resources for replanting in your own church, contact 877-882-4437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A trained representative from the North American Mission Board will assist you in getting more information about your next steps, and we will begin praying for you as you take this step of faith.