Church Replanting

What is Replanting?

We are thankful people and churches are asking this question. At the North American Mission Board, we desire to help push back lostness. We realize that if we are going to do this 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 this situation overnight, so we believe 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. Ten to 15 percent of churches 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 1-800-634-2462 or email 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.

Replant Revival

Churches are dying.

Each year between 900-1000 churches hold their final services, close their doors, and leave the communities in which they once served as an outpost for the gospel.
Healthy & Multiplying
Plateaued or Declining
At or Near Risk

Courageous steps are required

The Church must face reality and see things as they are, not as they wish they were or how they used to be.
The Church must adopt a "whatever it takes" attitude and be willing to radically pursue God's plan for the Church.
The Church must accept new leadership, new ministry paradigms and practices over their personal preferences.