Pilot Mountain Associational Missional Strategist Walker Armstrong stopped by the bootcamp when we were in ATL for the Replant Practitioner Lab. Here are some of the highlights.
There are a lot of characters in dying churches.
Humor is a great way to not make a big deal about something — but also to address difficulty.
Humor, well used can bring back hope.
If you’re going to see a movement in Replanting — you got to have an Assessment process.
Things to note when working with a congregation that needs to be Replanted
-Don’t be in a hurry
-Compromise where you can
-Serve the congregation and invest in them
-There is value of having an outside voice, someone who cares and can help them see the truth.
The Value of Associations for struggling churches and Replanters
-Partnership with NAMB and the training for Associational leaders
-Networking among churches and pastors
What are the inherent challenges as an Associational Leader in working with struggling churches?
-They have money in the bank and can meet together indefinitely while living off of those resources
-They are not living on mission or impacting the community
Q:What one piece of advice would you share with a Replanter/Pastor?
A: How is your soul? We minister out of our relationship with the Lord-we can have a lot of talent but if we are not spiritually connected to Jesus then we will crash.
Psalm 127:7 “He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.”
Check out this great Replant Story from Revo Church of the Pilot Mountain Baptist Association