Welcome to the ninety-eighth episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins interviews Andrew Davis: Revitalize: Biblical Keys to Helping Your Church Come Alive Again.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Andy’s life, marriage, and ministry.
  • The most common signs of a dying church.
  • Causes of a church going into a downward spiral and how pastors can identify and avoid it before it happens.
  • Andy’s definition of revitalization.
  • The importance of prayer to the revitalization of a local church.
  • The role the nine marks of a healthy church play in church revitalization
  • What it means to be a visionary leader and why this is important to revitalization.
  • Andy’s encouragement to pastors facing opposition from members while he is trying to revitalize the church.
  • What a pastor should say to a member or members who show resentful and opposition to revitalization.
  • How regularly reading church history can help pastors and ministry leaders..
  • How pastors and ministry leaders fight against discouragement in ministry.

About the Guest:

Andrew M. Davis is pastor of First Baptist Church of Durham, North Carolina, and a visiting professor of church history at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chairman of the governance committee of the Gospel Coalition, Davis has written articles for TGC’s popular website and has spoken in plenary and breakout sessions at TGC’s National Conference. He is the author of An Infinite Journey, named by Tim Challies as one of the top ten books of 2014.

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