**Show Note** Early Wednesday morning East Nashville TN was it with a severe tornado. Many business and homes in the area were impacted, 24 lives were lost and the community is in great need. Jason’s church, Hope Church was undamaged yet just blocks from the church the damage was severe. Pray for Jason and his church as they provide much needed support, care and the hope of the Gospel to those impacted by this storm.
Here are some of the show highlights
Jason Rumbough is the Replant Pastor of Hope Church Nashville, a Replant from Eastland Baptist Church
Eastland Baptist Church was 106 years old, down to 40 people, average age of the congregation was 72 years.
As a Replant from within, this is the most difficult type of Replant.
One Sunday, the attendance was 13, six of which were Jason’s family. This was a low point and also a turning point.
Things began to turn around-God began brining people to the church, assembling a team of unlikely people who formed the Replanting core group.
Jason began doing the work of an Evangelist, people came to faith and the Church has grown.
In a Replant people may not know exactly what the Gospel means, how it informs us and how it leads us on mission. It’s important define the Gospel.
When you preach the Gospel, people may leave.
Replanting from within is difficult, it’s hard. One of the things that helps, is being honest about where you are with yourself and the church.
One of the long time members at Eastland said: “I knew we needed to change, I just didn’t know it would be this hard.”
Advice to Replanters: Love your people, preach the gospel, take care of your family.
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