My good friend and mentor Mark Clifton has authored what I believe is one of the most foundational books available on Church Replanting. If you are interested in knowing more about the work of Replanting or you are praying through a call to Replant a Church here are ten reasons why you must get this book immediately:
- Mark speaks from experience having Replanted a church that was near death but is now a vibrant part of its community.
- Reclaiming Glory is about the important work of spiritual renewal which must come before strategic renewal.
- Mark understands and has a deep love for God’s church.
- There is an enormous need for Church Replanting–nearly 800-900 Churches close their doors each year.
- The Church Replanting movement is growing at an exponential rate.
- God is calling gifted, competent men of character to this work–Reclaiming Glory will not only serve as a field guide for them but be a regular source of encouragement throughout the experience.
- Reclaiming Glory is written from a Pastor’s point of view–Mark is a practitioner who loves, mentors and prays for pastors.
- This resource will be extremely helpful for Elders, Deacons, Search Committees and Directors of Mission as they work in or with churches near death.
- Replanting is not Church Planting or Revitalization, it is an altogether different work–even though their may be some similarities–Reclaiming Glory will help you discern the differences.
- Because there is nothing about a dying church that glorifies God.
Order: Reclaiming Glory
Published June 2, 2016