Reinvention, Reorganization, Revitalization, Refocus, and Realign are all words that point to taking something in a new direction or back to a point of origin even breathing new life into something that is dying. All in all the intention is to make it better. The Georgia Baptist Convention is in a transition of “reinvention” the least of which is a name change to Georgia Baptist Mission Board. The International Mission Board trimmed staff and is in reorganization that will allow them to flow more resources to the mission field. There are two churches within 20 miles of where I live that are in the process of revitalization. One is well down the road and the blessings of God are flowing the other is on the front end but the future looks bright.
In each of these cases change had to occur, talks were held and decisions were made. Did I say changes had to occur? Just wanted to make sure because change is not easy, and need for change is not easily recognized, admitted and accepted. Churches plateau and eventually die because of refusing to change. There are churches all over this state down to less than 10 members because of loss of vision and even worse…disobedience to God.
The church is the body of Christ, commissioned by the Father to be salt and light. Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the ends of the earth must be on the heart of the church as much as on the heart of the Father. A church without this vision is destined to death, disinterest and irrelevance.
Great Commission Resource Centers provide churches unlimited opportunity to touch their communities and region for Christ. A church that takes the path to be a GCRC is in a position to make a difference in their community. Contact your Regional State Missionary for more information.