Leading Your Church Through Uncertaintyusama
The landscape in American evangelicalism is now hitting a point where more pastors than ever are involved in either planting or revitalizing. Of course, the rest continue to take on the task of reflection and innovation to maintain vibrant local congregations. As a member of a pastoral team currently faced with revitalization challenges, let me offer some encouragement to all of us in whichever situation we serve.
Often, we encounter critical staging moments in the life of the church. It may be helpful to consider a similar moment for Jesus’ disciples. We read of this moment in the very familiar text of the Great Commission, Matthew 28:18-20. But how often have we considered the verse prior to this familiar passage? It holds a curious tension that is probably similar to what many of us feel right now in the lives of our churches.