According to MNA Coordinator Paul Hahn, church renewal is our denomination’s “need of the hour.” By any quantitative standard, Hahn says — baptisms, conversions, giving, new members — about a third of PCA churches are in need of renewal.

The process begins, Hahn explains, by admitting the need. And then recognizing that by God’s grace, renewal is a way of life.

3 Responses to Church Renewal As a Way of Life

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  2. Dr. Donald J. MacNair named his church evaluation company Churches Vitalized, Inc. I once asked him why this name instead of Churches re–Vitalized and he said…they have to be vital first before they can be re-vitalized. Paul’s comments are true to the extent that they mark the 2nd tier in what needs to be done. Are our churches even vital?… needs to be asked first. Many are…but what about those who aren’t? What standards do we have for determining a church vital? The Bible to be sure…but also books from authors such as Donald MacNair and Harry Reeder III can be very helpful. Years ago I found Dr. Reeder’s book to be helpful…because it is not really about revitalization at the end of the day…but are we vital at all?

  3. George Brodie says:

    The vast majority of us probably follow sports to some extent. For those of us who follow teams, we all anticipate two things. Those two things are the game and the coach’s comments following a review of the films. This principle is in every walk of life involving performance…except the church. Sports and industry go to great lengths and expense to develop a healthy program of review. Can you imagine a sports team that doesn’t look at films. (BTW, the Monday films don’t just review the Quarterback)
    The church must take a serious and dedicated effort to develop healthy program of review at the local and Presbytery level. A referral to a book isn’t enough.