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Episode #25 – šŸ„¾Boots on the Ground HighlightšŸ„¾with Walker Armstrong

Episode #25 – šŸ„¾Boots on the Ground HighlightšŸ„¾with Walker Armstrong
Replant Bootcamp

 
 
00:00 / 28:10
 
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Pilot Mountain Associational Ā Missional Strategist Walker Armstrong stopped by the bootcamp when we were in ATL for the Replant Practitioner Lab.Ā  Here are some of the highlights.

 

There are a lot of characters in dying churches.Ā 

Humor is a great way to not make a big deal about something — but also to address difficulty.Ā 

Humor, well used can bring back hope.

If youā€™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

-Donā€™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

-Denial

 

Q:What one piece of advice would you share with a Replanter/Pastor?

A: How is your soul?Ā  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 ā€œHe is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.ā€

 

Check out this great Replant Story from Revo Church of the Pilot Mountain Baptist Association

The Knights of Ni: Tis but a scratch!

Episode #6 – Preparing for The Call to Replant – Boots on The Ground Highlight w/ Evan Skelton

Episode #6 – Preparing for The Call to Replant – Boots on The Ground Highlight w/ Evan Skelton
Replant Bootcamp

 
 
00:00 / 30:13
 
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The guys welcomed Replant Pastor Evan Skelton to the Bootcamp to talk about preparing for the call to Replant a local church, Replant Residencies and failed Youth Internships. Buckle up, grab a snack and settle in for this slightly longer (than usual) but super important episode.

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How do you prepare for the call of Replanting?

Review the call with your wife

Consider the cost-Replanting is hard and difficult

Be willing to serve in any capacity ā€œugly ministryā€

Be equipped and trained in a residency

Serve, watch and pray and see what God can do through a local church Replant

Connect with other men who are seeking to replant churches

Encourage and cheer on your peers

Be scrappy financially: flexible jobs, raise funds

 

How does a Replanter find a church to serve?

Prayer

Careful examination of opportunities

Networking with other Pastors and leaders

Visit your local Association

Connect with local Churches who need help, serve there willingly

Attend and serve at an ordinary church

 

Advice from Evan

Get some exposure and experience in an ordinary church

Center yourself on the Gospel until the glory of God matters most

Find a godly leader and learn from him

Pray for Evan and Bayless Baptist Church

 

Recommended Resources

Reclaiming Glory by Mark Clifton

Church Planting is for Wimps by Mike McKinley

Am I a Replanter? by Bob Bickford and Mark Hallock

The Calvary Family of Churches residency materials: https://www.nonignorable.org/replanting-revitalization

Churchreplanters.com

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