Five Most Common Times of Conflict in a Church Revitalization


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On today’s episode of Revitalize & Replant Thom Rainer and Kevin Ezell talk about the five most common times of conflict in church revitalization.

  • When you change the music
  • When you change the name of the church
  • When the newberries are the same number as the oldberries
  • When an iconic part of the facilities is changed or eliminated
  • When you go against the power group


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