Friday , August 6 2021

How to develop tactical patience in a revitalization or replacement

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Tactical patience means waiting to change things when the time is right. Shepherds often get into trouble when they rush into change. Today we discuss how to grow in that patience.

Question of today's listener:


Guys, can you share some tips on how to grow in tactical patience? Without asking you to share the details of that situation, what advice do you have for others who face similar situations?

Highlights of the episode:

  • "If you do not commit yourself to stay in a reimplantation or serious revitalization for at least five years, then do not go."
  • Hiring a younger pastor does not automatically mean that your church will immediately attract younger families.
  • One of the signs of a mission-oriented church is that you can celebrate what God is doing in other churches.
  • Everything that happens in your church is the activity of God.

The six keys for tactical patience are:

  1. Pray for patience
  2. Keep the long-term perspective in perspective
  3. Celebrate small victories more frequently
  4. Mentors others in revitalization
  5. Stay in touch with other pastors
  6. Make sure your family is well

The resources mentioned in this episode include:

Revitalize & Replant is sponsored by the North American Mission Board and More than 10% of churches in North America are at risk of closure and the North American Missionary Council has undertaken to reverse this trend by reducing the mortality rate of existing churches while simultaneously increasing the birth rate of new churches. To learn more about what it means to become a pastor who reschedules or to explore resources for replanting and revitalizing your church, visit

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