Welcome to the Corps Revitalization page! Revitalization means many different things to many different congregations. For some corps it means exploring a new area of ministry, for others it means reexamining all of congregational life in order to intentionally step into a preferable future. In general it should result in spiritual renewal and a new engagement in mission to the surrounding community and the world.
Fortunately there are many different resources available and James Watson is available for conversation about your situation and helpful options.
New Leaf Network has an interesting selection of podcasts - www.newleafnetwork.ca/podcasts/
RT @TheCBWC: Joel Theissen of @ambrose_uni shares research on risk taking in Canadian Churches:
RT @V3_movement: Exegeting a Neighborhood within the City
- RT @LesslieNewbigin: Only a universal fellowship can be the adequate bearer of a universal Gospel.
- RT @zinzendorf4u: God's direction calls for a silence that pauses and listens. Otherwise, how easily do we exchange God's will for our own…
Have patience. It can take a long time to know whether a new ministry is effective. | Faith and Leadership
It's simple. It's radical. Consistent sexual sacrifice.
- @danielsangi Very clear (and brief) summary of an influential planting movement in the this past century. Nicely done.
How can you share your story in a way that connects with God’s grand narrative for the world?
Here’s My Canada: The Maple Leaf
RT @tonydenbok: Sometimes plan M or N is just the right one. #GreatQuotes #tryagain
Congregational Life Cycle
A short guide to doing a congregational lifecycle assessment has been developed that is available as a pdf. This guide provides an overview as well as a list of more detailed resources. Download: Congregational Life Cycle Assessment (pdf)
James Watson, Consultant for Church Planting and Congregational Revitalization, is available for more information about the congregational lifecycle or to receive support for facilitation of an assessment to start a congregational conversation.
This graphic demonstrations the different stages in a corps life cycle.
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