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/
Salvationists: 2016 revision (added study guide) of Community in Mission is available as a free download -
- Discerning spiritual gifts with Hanover corps - a great day together.
- Great post @michaelfrost6 - need "faith of leap" to nudge everyone in that direction.
The Salvation Army - Corps Planting - Multiply
- What if...? The fight against evil is not about replicating the tactics of the enemy but choosing the good.
Great reflections on living in multicultural Canada: Who Is the Stranger Next Door? An Honest Answer from a Stranger
What are you measuring? Helpful iplementation questions
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.
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.
Also available in French: